Thursday, 17 November 2011

Talisker the beautiful Boerbull

This was an amazing commision, a painting of a beautiful boerbull.....I am so proud of the final painting!Dog portraits are very rewarding.I love it!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Bateleur commission!

the fabulous photograph

my detailed drawing
the finished work.
I was given a new bird commission...and thanks to Rianna of Ginger cat, I had the perfect pose of a female Bateleur looking backwards...a most inspiational photograph.

Monday, 19 September 2011

feet in the sand

photos of the wonderful family weekend................

Feet in the sand

just enjoyed a visit from Sally's family (our loyal customers) from Gauteng and Eastern Cape - a fabulous time was had by all, completed with a frivolous Monday lunch of steak and wine. rugby (SA won!),music and laughter surrounded us. a quick fix of love and hugs until the end of year holidays.thinking of our friends at Ceramic Matters who made the move down to the Cape this weekend, and wishing them well

Monday, 5 September 2011

Going to see the flowers in Namaqualand

Margaret and I , together with two wonderful "Lavender Ladies" ( Margarets Mum and her sister Val) decided to go and see the flowers..... We travelled from Cape Town to Clanwilliam, where we stopped for lunch and saw an amazing flower show being held in a church.We stayed the night in a VERY rustic cottage called Traverlers Rest, to our suprise we realy enjoyed our stay and suprisingley the beds were very comfortable.The next morning we woke up and saw small pockets of beautiful flowes...we headed off towards Calvinia via Biedou Valley...stunningly beautiful, not only to see  the flowers but also being surrounded by the most amazing mountains.We then took the very scarry journey to Wupperthal...thinking we would be able to fill up our petrol tank...sorry for us no petrol!We had to go back to Clanwilliam.
We then took the quickest route to Calvinia, where we stayed the night in one of the cleanest self cattering cottages we have ever seen...
The next morning we headed off to that was where we saw the most incredible flowers, quite spectacular!

Our next trip we will head off to Springbok and see some more of our most beautiful country.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Friday, 29 July 2011

New egg lights..

Margaret has created a new egg light by using the whole egg and cutting a whole in the bottom to fit either a tee light or an elecrical lamp fitting... the result is quite awsome! The elecrical option can also be used with a tee light in case if a power failure.

More progress on Cape Vulture

At last I have started to put colour to my drawing...progress is slow, but I am savouring every moment. My medium is a mixture of watercolour and watercolour crayons.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Progress on the cape vulture

At last progress on my Cape Vulture, have started drawing it.....chosen an A2 format, so the bird will be almost life size.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Cape Vulture found at the Crags

I have been lucky enough o be commissioned to do a painting of Hannsie's rare Cape Vulture! It was found on her property about 2 months ago! An unbelievable honor to study and paint/draw this rare fledgling.
Many thanks that I will be able to share on our blog what will hopefully be an interesting project, to Gerhard from Ceramic Matters, who helped design  our treehouse blog.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011