Collection by Judy Rankin

Judy Rankin
Artist Marie Theron Chronicles the West Coast of South Africa: April 2009 Watercolor Landscape, Landscape Art, Landscape Paintings, Mini Paintings, Canvas Painting Projects, Fishermans Cottage, Dutch House, Cottages By The Sea, South African Artists

Cottages by the Sea

In the Cape vernacular architecture, form always followed function. Seaviews, etc were of no importance. Tiny doors and windows meant that the interiors were protected against the elements. When a basic house became too small, a flat-roofed structure was simply added to the existing building. And of course, the community was very supportive and there were no high walls and few fences dividing properties. Today I really wanted to paint blob people: a few details, movement, light and shadow…