My own African Landscapes
I live in Africa, in a very dry region of South Africa known as the Karoo. Here's a sampling of my paintings.
One of the most distinctive features in the landscape around Graaff-Reinet is this mountain, known as "Spandaukop". It was a commission for an ex-resident.
Yet ANOTHER aloe ferox. They really are such a challenge to paint. Those leaves are complicated, and I always seem to leave one out in the drawing stage, which drives me mad.
The day I took the reference photo for this painting it was 48 degrees celsius. I tried to capture the heat.
This piece is large x and was commissioned by local residents. It took 7 weeks to do, and was quite a challenge. The plant is Aloe Ferox, and the mountain is Spandaukop, a local landmark.
Bluegum Trees After a Karoo Storm: went back there some months later, and all the trees on that country road had been felled. Bluegums are very thirsty and quickly deplete the surrounding veld.
In winter we have fantastic displays of various aloe species. They are so colourful and beautiful I can't resist painting them (SOLD)
People love paintings of gates. Luckily I enjoy painting them too, so here is the lastest: The Road Not Taken SOLD
Near Nieu-Bethesda. Hard to believe this area can get up to and more in summer, yet has snow in Winter.
Autumn in the Sneeuberg (Snowmountains) Very cold, very windy.
After the rains we get a sudden sprouting of these yellow flowers all over the dry veld. They last about 2 weeks, and then they are gone
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