Thursday, September 29, 2016

Magaliesburg landscape

Acrylic on Gesso primed Acrylic Canvas sheet – 12"×9” unframed – Done on location in Magaliesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

ITEM ID : MagaliesburgLandscapeAcrylic
PRICE : R650.00 postage included in South Africa

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Superwoman

W&N Watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm - 8" x 12" unframed

What will the superwoman be, of whom we sing -
She who is coming over the dim border
Of Far To-morrow, after earths disorder
Is tidied up by Time? What will she bring
To make life better on tempestuous earth?
How will her worth
Be greater than her forbears? What new power
Within her being will burst into flower?

She will bring virtue; but it will not be
The pale, white blossom of cold chastity
Which hides a barren heart. She will be human -
Not saint or angel, but the superwoman -
Mother and mate and friend of superman.
- Extract from "The Superwoman" by Ella Wheeler Willcox

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


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Midnight in town square

Oil painting on un-stretched canvas sheet 12" x 9" (30cm x 23cm) unframed

An imaginary scene of midnight in a Town Square after a down-pour. 

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

Friday, September 23, 2016

A handful of Southerly wind

A handful of Southerly wind - Black waterproof Pilot Calligraphy Lettering Pen sketch, candle wax and W&N ‘Sepia’ watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm -- 8" x 12" unframed

The historic mining village of Kaapsehoop is situated about 25 kilometers from the town of Nelspruit in the South African province of Mpumalanga. It is within this paradise-like setting that the legendary wild horses of Kaapsehoop roam freely. Kaapschehoop has the only wild herds in South Africa, whilst the other nearest known wild horse occurrence is in Namibia.

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Light after the storm

Acrylic on Giverny 240gsm acrylic paper - 12" x 8" unframed

Cape Langklip Lighthouse – This lighthouse gets its name from the nearby mountain with a “hanging” shape. It is situated at the entrance to False Bay, Western Cape, South Africa. A 23 meter reinforced concrete tower, it was commissioned on 25 November 1960.

This beacon was built by means of the moving form shuttering principle and is powered by a triple diesel mutual alternator. This shining optic shoots a revolving electric light across the Atlantic Ocean every 10 seconds visible for 25 nautical miles at a focal plane of 34 meters. This cylindrical tower of reinforced concrete emits a candle power of 800 000 CD across the waters yet looks like nothing more than a white candle sunk into the sand to create a romantic glow in the breeding ground of the Southern Right Whale.

An unmanned lighthouse guarding a picturesque coastline reminds those at sea that they are not alone.
Built in only 6 days this 22 meter lighthouse tower has been keeping sailors, seafarers and fisherman safe since 1960. In 1986 a telemetry system was installed allowing the lighthouse to be monitored from Cape Point.

ITEM ID : LightAfterStorm
PRICE : R650.00 postage included in South Africa

Monday, September 19, 2016

A woman's friendship

W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm - 8" x 12" unframed

Flowers for a friend in need.

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

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Seagulls at Durban Harbour

W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm - 12" x 8" unframed
Grey-headed Gull (Larus cirrocephalus)

The Port of Durban, commonly called Durban Harbour, is the largest and busiest shipping terminal in sub-Saharan Africa. It handles up to 31.4 million tons of cargo each year and is the fourth largest container terminal in the Southern Hemisphere.

When visiting my daughter in Ballito on the North Coast, I always make a special trip to Durban just to go and see the Seagulls. For some unknown reason, there are no seagulls in the Ballito area.

The closest two breeding colonies of the Grey-headed gull to Durban are the large nesting concentrations at Lake St Lucia up the North Coast and in Gauteng Province (believe it or not!). The total southern African population of this species has been estimated at about 2000 pairs. Durban Bay, where up to 920 individuals were counted during one study, therefore seasonally supports a highly significant proportion of the total southern African population during the non-breeding season.

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

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