Sunday, October 23, 2016

Magaliesberg cliffs

Acrylic painting on un-stretched canvas sheet -- 12" x 9" unframed

A view of the Magaliesberg cliffs (NorthWest Province, South Africa), one of the few places where the White-backed Vulture still roams freely.

The Magaliesberg are among the oldest mountains in the world, almost 100 times older than Everest. They stretch for 120km from Bronkhorstspruit Dam east of Pretoria to Rustenburg in the west and separate the highveld grasslands to the south from the bushveld savannah in the north.

Sheer quartzite cliffs face south, overlooking a wide valley and a smaller ridge similar in shape and structure to the Magaliesberg.

ITEM ID : MagaliesbergCliffsAcrylic
PRICE : R350.00 postage included in South Africa

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The voice of the sea

Acrylic painting on Giverny 240gsm acrylic multi-medium paper – 12″ × 8″ unframed

The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.
- Kate Chopin, ‘The Awakening’

Some of our most stunning beaches and wild seas are to be found in Ballito, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Unlike the beaches further North, the Dolphin Coast has the most wonderful rocks and boulders on the beaches, extending into the sea for some distance during low tide. Whenever I visit the area, I can spend hours on the rocks, just watching the motion of the sea.

To me it speaks of the mysteries of its depths, the countless lives that have been lost traversing its great expanse, lost treasure and the rich diversity of its animal life, sometimes evident in shells and strange bits and pieces washing ashore. What an awesome piece of our planet!

ITEM ID : VoiceOfTheSeaAcrylic
PRICE : R350.00 postage included in South Africa

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Tarlton landscape

Acrylic painting on Giverny 240gsm acrylic paper - 12" x 9" unframed - done on location in Tarlton (gauteng, South Africa)

Not far from us a friend has a dam on his smallholding. When we visited, it gave me a chance to try my hand at some Acrylics, no sketching beforehand.

ITEM ID : TarltonLandscapeAcrylic
PRICE : R350.00 postage included in South Africa

Moonlit beach




Done from memory – Acrylic painting on primed un-stretched Canvas sheet - 12" x 9" unframed

The beaches at St. Lucia way up on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal (South Africa) are some of the most beautiful in our country and I was lucky enough to be there one moonlit night to witness the spectacular rising of the moon in the East.

ITEM ID : MoonlitBeachAcrylic
PRICE : R350.00 postage included in South Africa

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fantasy Arums

Acrylic painting on Gesso primed un-stretched acid-free canvas sheet  8" x 12" unframed

Definitely a first for me, doing a subject that is not true to life. I mean, really, Orange Arums?! What next?! Normally for me, as here, once I apply a back-ground, that normally sets the tone for the rest of the colour palette. And it seemed a natural progression of incorporating orange as the contrast to the yellow back-ground.

ITEM ID : FantasyArumsAcrylic
PRICE : R350.00 postage included in South Africa 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Cockadoodledoooo! Good morning!

Acrylic painting on Gesso primed acid free acrylic un-stretched canvas – 12″ × 9″  unframed

This chap was amongst all Solly’s chickens as they strolled through my garden, picking up tit-bits here and there, but he was smaller than all the other roosters and kept to  one side, keeping an eye on the big Black Pirate, who seemed to be in charge of the barnyard. But every now and then he did let it be known that he was around!

ITEM ID : GoodMorningRoosterAcrylic
PRICE : R350.00 postage included in South Africa

Monday, October 3, 2016

Dark reaction

Acrylic painting on un-stretched canvas sheet 12" x 9" unframed

The dark within awakes.
My very breath it takes.

Bloody black feelings stir
growing shadowy black fur.
A drop of hate -
A torrent of anger -
A sheet of darkness -
A shard of light-

I lost track.
~ Mau Rose


ITEM ID : DarkReactionAcrylic
PRICE : R350.00 postage included in South Africa

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Awakening

 W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm - 8" x 12" unframed
 
Like a flash of lightening on a dark quiet night
Creativity erupts.
It overflows the senses,
Spilling out like liquid inspiration.

Living our Authentic Power means listening to the voice within, regardless of the pressure of social conditioning or any authority or peer group belief systems.  You are a unique individual and have your own path to traverse.  Your path is not necessarily the path of others. 

It is the voice within that knows best for us and will always guide us in the right direction for our soul evolution.  Honouring this inner wisdom means that we are aligning our human selves with our souls, for the purpose of spiritual growth.  It means that we are being who we truly are - a magnificent spark of the Creative Force.  Anything less than this is a chaining of the soul, and will create pain.

ITEM ID : TheAwakening
PRICE : R350.00 postage included in South Africa

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