Madiba

“We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?”  ~Nelson Mandela~

madiba

 

dry pastels on paper.  40 x 43 cm

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Protea

The South African protea from Kirstenbosch

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oil on canvas – 20 x 20 cm

 

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Wooden shed

Everywhere in Switzerland you see these wooden sheds. They are old and skew, which is so different to everything else that are neat and clean. I could see how they could be the subject for pencil sketches. With lots of detail. As we drove around I took photographs from the car and came back with a lot of blurred photographs… but a few came out ok.

I’m still trying out pastels. I just keep on drawing really small pictures that does not work with pastel sticks at all. I’ve bought a few more pastel crayons, but my colour range is still limited. … definitely need to buy large pastel paper. : )

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Karoo child

I am still in the art class here in France. I can say that I am enjoying the art, but if my french has improved? …don’t think so. : )

A friend took photographs of the people in a small Karoo town in South Africa and was kind enough to let me use them.
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oil on stretched linen  38 x 46 cm

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The sea and the Karoo.

Paternoster…
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A Karoo scene from a photograph taken by a friend…

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small paintings… oil on canvas 20 x 20 cm

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