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Happy feels after finishing this awesome commission of a purple heron in flight. I found the most magnificent photograph from @bhanuka_travelphotography who very graciously allowed me to paint it. Shout out to my clients who let me be adventurous with this big guy 🤩. Swipe left to see the unedited colours. Also a big thanks to the supremely talented @stormchestorah for taking this shot, more in studio shots to follow soon 💕 #purpleheron #wildlifeinaction #southafricanartist #bigpaintings…

Happy feels after finishing this awesome commission of a purple heron in flight. I found the most magnificent photograph from @bhanuka_travelphotography who very graciously allowed me to paint it. Shout out to my clients who let me be adventurous with this big guy 🤩. Swipe left to see the unedited colours. Also a big thanks to the supremely talented @stormchestorah for taking this shot, more in studio shots to follow soon 💕 #purpleheron #wildlifeinaction #southafricanartist #bigpaintings…

A nice and shiny (oils still wet!) sneak peak of a very large scene 👀🦅

A nice and shiny (oils still wet!) sneak peak of a very large scene 👀🦅

Lewis living his best life in this dusty afternoon sunlight... #farmsunsets #farmstyle #countryscenes #southafricandairyfarms #natalmidlands #puglife

Lewis living his best life in this dusty afternoon sunlight... #farmsunsets #farmstyle #countryscenes #southafricandairyfarms #natalmidlands #puglife

Update: SOLD. These beauties are available for a new home 🌼! If you’d love these pincushions on your wall DM me for details. Size is 70 x 70cm and they’d be even better finished off in a thin raw wood frame 👌🏻. I can take to framers next week so let me know ASAP xxx #pincushions #pincushionpainting #greenvase #oilpainting #southafricanplants

Update: SOLD. These beauties are available for a new home 🌼! If you’d love these pincushions on your wall DM me for details. Size is 70 x 70cm and they’d be even better finished off in a thin raw wood frame 👌🏻. I can take to framers next week so let me know ASAP xxx #pincushions #pincushionpainting #greenvase #oilpainting #southafricanplants

Plotting scenes for a still life project. How beautiful is this plate by @helentreweek . A real work of art! #plateobsession #helentreweek #plateart #stilllifeplanning #stilllife

Plotting scenes for a still life project. How beautiful is this plate by @helentreweek . A real work of art! #plateobsession #helentreweek #plateart #stilllifeplanning #stilllife

Stocking up for the Winter ahead ❄️. I spotted this lady on the road the other day as she silently swished passed in this beautiful green frock. #ruralsouthafrica #southafricanlandscapes #southafricanlandscapepainting #closeup #carryingwoodonyourhead #stockpiling #greendress #oillandscape #artoftheday🎨

Stocking up for the Winter ahead ❄️. I spotted this lady on the road the other day as she silently swished passed in this beautiful green frock. #ruralsouthafrica #southafricanlandscapes #southafricanlandscapepainting #closeup #carryingwoodonyourhead #stockpiling #greendress #oillandscape #artoftheday🎨

This pair with egret passengers are available. Watercolour on A3 paper. UPDATE: SOLD.  #egretsofinstagram #watecolourpainting #southafricanscenes #southafrican #southafricananimals.

This pair with egret passengers are available. Watercolour on A3 paper. UPDATE: SOLD. #egretsofinstagram #watecolourpainting #southafricanscenes #southafrican #southafricananimals.

Finding beauty in the simple things 🎨. #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #darlingartisans #toolsofthetrade #prideofindia #painterspalette #studiotools #simplybeautiful #femaleartist 📷: @roxyhutton

Finding beauty in the simple things 🎨. #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #darlingartisans #toolsofthetrade #prideofindia #painterspalette #studiotools #simplybeautiful #femaleartist 📷: @roxyhutton

As promised...swipe left to see the process video 🎨. For those interested in the technicalities of it all, here we are..... Step 1:  I applied a wash comprising Cadmium red, French ultramarine blue, ivory black (just a touch) and yellow ochre. I also used a solution of half linseed oil & half artists turps to mix with Step 2: I mixed the ‘sketching’ colour using just Cadmuim red and French ultramine blue.  Step 3:  I mixed all the colours I could see on my reference pic with a palette knife…

As promised...swipe left to see the process video 🎨. For those interested in the technicalities of it all, here we are..... Step 1: I applied a wash comprising Cadmium red, French ultramarine blue, ivory black (just a touch) and yellow ochre. I also used a solution of half linseed oil & half artists turps to mix with Step 2: I mixed the ‘sketching’ colour using just Cadmuim red and French ultramine blue. Step 3: I mixed all the colours I could see on my reference pic with a palette knife…

Helloooo 👋🏿. Been working on this landscape scene today😍. Hoping to put together a little video/montage effort showing the step by step progress (I don’t know how people do those time lapse videos and still manage to paint, I need to get on that). Anyhoo...for those are interested in a bit more of what goes on behind the scenes (and in my brain), watch this space. Ciao for now 🤘🏻

Helloooo 👋🏿. Been working on this landscape scene today😍. Hoping to put together a little video/montage effort showing the step by step progress (I don’t know how people do those time lapse videos and still manage to paint, I need to get on that). Anyhoo...for those are interested in a bit more of what goes on behind the scenes (and in my brain), watch this space. Ciao for now 🤘🏻

Another little hare to go with the trio I’m creating for @fourandtwentycafe. Always one of my favourites subject matters to paint 🐰 #harepainting #hares #farmhousedecorating #southafricanfarmhouse

Another little hare to go with the trio I’m creating for @fourandtwentycafe. Always one of my favourites subject matters to paint 🐰 #harepainting #hares #farmhousedecorating #southafricanfarmhouse

Oh hey lil guy 👋🏿. This sweet little birdy is available (delivery after lockdown). Watercolour on A3 paper unframed. DM for for details xxx

Leighstokesart on Instagram: “Oh hey lil guy 👋🏿. This sweet little birdy is available (delivery after lockdown). Watercolour on A3 paper unframed. DM for for details xxx”

98 Likes, 9 Comments - Leighstokesart (@leighstokes_art_) on Instagram: “Oh hey lil guy 👋🏿. This sweet little birdy is available (delivery after lockdown). Watercolour on…”

‘There is a lovely road that runs from Ixopo into the hills. The hills are grass covered and rolling, and they are lovely beyond any singing of it’ - Alan Paton from ‘Cry the Beloved Country. Unassuming Ixopo, the town where my children go to school, but also the keeper of little hidden gems like Kings Grant. I’ve had these pics for a while as painting inspiration but I’m not sure I can do their beauty justice. Built in late 19th century, this ancient red brick church was run by monks…

‘There is a lovely road that runs from Ixopo into the hills. The hills are grass covered and rolling, and they are lovely beyond any singing of it’ - Alan Paton from ‘Cry the Beloved Country. Unassuming Ixopo, the town where my children go to school, but also the keeper of little hidden gems like Kings Grant. I’ve had these pics for a while as painting inspiration but I’m not sure I can do their beauty justice. Built in late 19th century, this ancient red brick church was run by monks…

Mixing colours 😍The process behind oil painting (and something that I’m learning as I’ve always painted I’m acrylics before which requires a totally different process!). Love the thick secondary pastel shades here

Mixing colours 😍The process behind oil painting (and something that I’m learning as I’ve always painted I’m acrylics before which requires a totally different process!). Love the thick secondary pastel shades here

Feeling all the cosy feels on this mis day in KZN. This painting is of a scene in the nearby rural district of Centecow in Kwa-Zulu Natal. I loved the thought of this road veering off into the distance passed the mielies. The valley drops down below behind the tree and the mountains in the background were obscured by a beautiful mist. *unfortunately this painting is not for sale.  #ruralsouthafrica #southafricanartist #landscapepainting #southafrica #mielies #mist #artistsoninstagram…

Feeling all the cosy feels on this mis day in KZN. This painting is of a scene in the nearby rural district of Centecow in Kwa-Zulu Natal. I loved the thought of this road veering off into the distance passed the mielies. The valley drops down below behind the tree and the mountains in the background were obscured by a beautiful mist. *unfortunately this painting is not for sale. #ruralsouthafrica #southafricanartist #landscapepainting #southafrica #mielies #mist #artistsoninstagram…

On my easel today 🎨.Enjoying trying new subject matter in this lockdown. Oil paint is so rewarding when you paint glass and this vase is my obsession. Swipe left for the work in progress pics 💗 #workinprogress #wip #artoftheday #inthestudio

On my easel today 🎨.Enjoying trying new subject matter in this lockdown. Oil paint is so rewarding when you paint glass and this vase is my obsession. Swipe left for the work in progress pics 💗 #workinprogress #wip #artoftheday #inthestudio