Thursday, August 30, 2012


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This is once again a selection of a few of my favourite things, one of which is this beautiful vase my brother Frans gave to me on my last trip to South Africa.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


​Here I captured my daughter, Sita, reading from Festive France, a lovely book on South Africans who have moved to France where they now have a beautiful chateaux and live my ULTIMATE life! I really tried to express the intensity of the late afternoon sun on her by juxta positioning cool purples agains warm yellow light.

Friday, August 3, 2012


This, I might say is one of the loveliest paintings I've made in a long while! Just love the beautiful reflections of the shutters on the table. Thelema is an award winning wine from South Africa, and this here is a 2004 Pinotage! So all in all a collection of a few of my favourite things.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


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A lovely depiction of sunflowers against French shutters sets off brilliant yellows. I tried to really intensify the contrasts in temperature which in turn liven up a very striking painting.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


I love the play of light on sunflowers, the contrast of blue and yellow, the rhythm of uneven leaves netted together, I love everything about sunflowers! And tried to capture that in this work. Think it worked out well and am going to play with this theme for as long as summer lasts in these flowers.

Monday, July 30, 2012


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After making a turn at Costco yesterday, I came home with one huge watermelon and therefor a little bit more time to paint it as it takes longer for my family to fly through a watermelon than say...cherries!
The summer is at it's peak at present and I love how the dappled light hits this scene.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Peaches are in season and that means my husband buys them! So, just before the kids devour them all I had to paint a few for remembrance! The silver vase has just arrived with our furniture which was store in SA for 4 years! I am happy to have a few of my favorite things around again

Thursday, July 26, 2012



A delightful painting inspired by my old blue shutters. The play of textures, colors, shadows and shapes, all working together to make what I think is one of my best paintings, if I may say so myself!

​A warm and special painting with beautiful reflections. Dappled light from under my big California Oak tree, just outside my kitchen casts lovely purple shadows in the morning. I like to capture the play of light on special objects I collect on my thrift store outings!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012



This painting reflects what I see when I peek over my easel every day, which might give you a clue about where I my lounge! Which, I must add, has the best light in the house and also makes me feel connected to my kids, animals and all that goes on while I'm happily painting away!

Monday, July 23, 2012



The quaintest little French shop in our Valley, TANCREDI & MORGEN, lent me one of their antique French galvanized pitchers as inspiration and this is what I did with it. Though it is grey and not so grand, I think it came out just fine what with the bright fruit and flowers to boot!

Friday, July 20, 2012



​This is a second in a series of paintings depicting a delft vase with roses, peonies and lemons. The late afternoon light shines on the French pitcher which makes for interesting shadows and lively highlights. It will look darling in any kind of French style atmosphere.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


A French style depiction of pomegranates from my friend's garden whom also gave me the lovely platter for Christmas! I made this painting for her mom who took it back to South Africa with her.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


A vibrant still life depicting a French style setting of a pitcher, grain sack and delft vase. Cool shadows set off vibrant colors. A lovely color study that will brighten up any room.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


My dear friend Jane gave me a bag of cherries before leaving for Arkansas, and boy did I have to move fast to take a picture of it in this bowl as cherries don't have a very long shelf life in our house!

Monday, July 16, 2012


Oil on Canvas                                                                   SOLD                                                                             28 X 36

A lively, summery and bright painting with light and shadows dancing on the roses and fruit.This painting has a wonderful rustic and impressionistic feel.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


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My latest painting in a series of truly French inspired works. I mainly want to depict the touch of sunlight on fresh fruit which reminds of a lazy morning in the South of France! Hence the grain sack dish cloth! Beautiful, French grays, blues and soft pinks would go well in any sophisticated setting.
This listing is for a 24" X 36" painting, painted on the sides so you won't need to frame if you choose not to.

Friday, July 13, 2012


Carmel Mission
Our dear friends, Matt and Caitlin are getting married today at Carmel Mission. I made this painting especially for them as a wedding gift as they both have a passion for missions and also of course this will be a snapshot of the happiest day of their lives, captured on canvas! They will be living in Belgium for the first few years of their marriage, so I hope this will find a special place in their new home!

Thursday, July 12, 2012


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This is a soft, gentle rendition of a mother and her baby taking a few first steps on the beach. A special moment captured in the late afternoon sun.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


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A beautiful painting of a mother, her friend and their kids on the beach at sunset. Warm impressionist light is set off against pleasing purples and blues.
This painting will be a lovely conversation piece in any home, wether it be a beach home, your own home or even an office space to remind you of a wonderful vacation at sea.
This listing is for an oil on canvas painting, measuring:
16" X 20"
The canvas is painted on the edges so you might not need to frame.