Friday, 25 April 2014

Some of my earlier paintings

I sometimes don't want to sell a painting or even don't want to give it away! It kind of "grows" on me while I'm busy with it, like a loved one. And I so agree with Vincent van Gogh's words: If only we try to live sincerely, it will go well with us, even though we are certain to experience real sorrow and great disappointments, and also will probably commit great faults and do  wrong things, but it certainly is true, that it is better to be high-spirited, even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent. It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strenght and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love, is well done. (Vincent van Gogh)

Acrylic and palette knife on paper. A landscape in Franschoek, Cape, South Africa. 

 Palette knife and oil on an x-raysheet: 36 × 43 cm. Original sold.The stone in the water knows nothing of the hill which lies parched in the sun.
 (African Proverb)
I was thinking about the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa while painting this.

 Oil on canvas.
♪♪ “Take me home country road, to the place I belong….” ♪♪

The African daisy provides spring and summer colour with its flowers, which only open in sunny weather. These blooms are available in shades of yellow to red, pink and white. It covers densely with greyish-green foliage and spreading stems.
Oil on blocked canvas: 13 × 18 cm.

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