Monthly Archives: September 2009


Last Thursday we left for Pretoria. A very long drive from Cape Town!
On the way here we stayed over in Kroonstad in the Free State and were spoiled at Elana’s beautiful guest house, Lamon





NG Kerk Kroonstad


Done with rotring pen.

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I wasn’t sure whether I should post this, because I copied another artist’s work – I didn’t know that at first! But I will see this as an exercise and it is not a painting I will sell!

Our youth pastor gave me a picture he got from the internet. He wanted it in a painting, but more modern and colourful, because it illustrates so perfectly what Jesus Christ had done for us.

 I had no idea how to do it, because I normally just do an exact version of what I see. So I tried to do it more ”painterly” – as my first art teacher would call it. You put down the paint and then leave it! And don’t fiddle again!

But when I wanted to put it on my blog, I googled the image and saw that it was a painting I worked from. I really thought it was a photograph. That tells you a lot about the original artist. It is a painting done by Thomas Blackshear, an american artist.  Here is the original artwork.


So, this is just my version of someone else’s beautiful work of art.  

after Thomas Blackshear…


”While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 5: 8


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My week – I have to post something!

My weeks are busy … with four children. So I haven’t done much painting lately.  (Sometimes I do think we use being busy as an excuse when we just don’t know what to paint next.)  But I try to have at least a (2) next to each month in my archives.

This week had no painting in it, but some sadness and some happiness. On Wednesday morning I heard that a friend’s dad passed away. And today I heard that another friend is pregnant after her third in vitro. My thoughts were with both of them this week. Feeling sad with Rita and waiting for the results today with Louise. We will end the week with a celebration tomorrow, when we celebrate my mother-in-law’s 70th birthday.

That was my week, but I still want to post something. (So that September can appear in my archives.) This means I have to go to my walls. Soon I will reach the end of that resource!

celebrating life…


oil on canvas

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