Showing posts with label Oil on Canvas Still Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Oil on Canvas Still Life. Show all posts

Friday, November 18, 2011


Christine Williams with the winning painting!
Congratulations to the lucky winner, Christine Williams. She entered my Give Away and really expressed her love for my work in such a special way that I felt she deserved to win it. I wish I could have given away more paintings, as there were so many wonderful comments on my work. Next time!

Lots of love,

Saturday, October 29, 2011


This is a very special painting I did for a very special family! My dear friend, Lynn Colijn, asked  me to do a painting for her, similar to Nederburg Pinotage. And seeing that it was a commission I thought it would be quite lovely to add a few objects that are precious to them as a family. 

The sugar jar from Holland and the little figurines fondly known as 'Martin and Lynn' represent a rich family heritage. The jug on the left I added as it hails from the VOC era, whom great grand dad Colijn worked for. The teacup on the left belonged to Lynn's grandmother, and the bottle of wine was had at their daughter Paige's 21st!

The most precious touch of all is the very subtle cross in the foreground, hanging from the silver bowl. This piece is very special to my family as it once belonged to their son Ross, but was given as a gift to Thomas, my son.

I so enjoyed doing this commission, and should you like to have your special object d'art captured on canvas, I would be very happy to do so.



c e c i l i a

Friday, August 26, 2011

Burlap Setting

Oil on Canvas ~ SOLD

There is something calming about a simple setting and even better on lovely French burlap. Homely and warm, memories of the south of France! 

A close up of the above painting, just to show how none of brush strokes seem to make sense from close up, yet it all works together from a distance!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


What could be more inviting than a table laid with fruit and flowers in the afternoon sun? Captured this scene in the garden. Love the dappled light here and there.