Did I say oranges are in season??? We went fruit shopping at Moss Landing on Sunday which is right on the outskirts of Salinas, the salad bowl of the USA....and where one can buy fruit in season for CHEAP...so hence more oranges!
So oranges are in season...at least in the Northern Hemisphere..and so this is what is inspiring me right now. Love the intensity of oranges agains cool blues. This is a vibrant, strong and overall happy painting!
A warm, lively painting, depicting a warm setting of roses in a lovely glass vase, reflecting sunlight in the water. I love how the impasto of the oil paint adds to the texture of the petals and make this work even more alive!
Nothing is more inspiring than the reflections on a beautiful SILVER URN! So I captured this picture as the sun came rushing through my studio window this morning...didn't linger long though, as winter is setting in! I love how the dappled light, soft petals and broken color all work together in this piece!
A darling setting of peonies against purple shutters and a very bright, warm highlight against the back of my little garden table. I love that the lemons only serve as a compliment color to support the composition!
VERDIGRIS sets off beautiful yellow hues, streaming in through the tall, French doors, inviting your eye in with the warm light which leads you towards a glimpse of a lovely Provincial table and chairs in the foreground.
THE SUNLIT ROOM is totally drenched in sunlight with beautiful shadows casting a glimpse of sash windows on the walls of this well lived in French interior. I love the open door that leads one's eye into the inner room which is connected to the first with the same warm dapple of light.
LA STATUE speaks of all things grand and glamorous though understated opulence which I tried to capture in this painting. I love the glimpse of yellow curtain which is neither overwhelming, nor forgettable!
Salon Rouge captures really intense warmth, both streaming in through the tall French window as well as bouncing off the vibrant red walls. I love everything about this room and am very happy with how it turned out!
Chambre á coucher, or bedroom, is such a beautiful, harmonious and inviting setting which en-campus everything I tried to capture in this painting. The star of the show must be the long yellow curtain that invites the viewer as well as the sunlight in!
Blue and yellow must be one of the most calming combinations of colour and I love the classic edge a bit of delft lends to any simple selection of fruit. Warm reflections of light play off on the silver urn in background to complete a lovely, homely scene.
So after some 'words' over the weekend, my husband came home with these B E A U T I F U L red roses today! Before the sun could set I quickly put together this still life, and still it is, as this peace offering had the desired effect!
A darling painting of shabby chic type of roses, beautifully fluffy. I love how it turned out and have used to produce a range of my gift bags. This painting would look lovely in any beach house setting or vintage type of interior.
Here is a lovely little oil on canvas study of a white rose. It is bright and soft with an interisting play between texture, tone and color. I did not use any white as it were, and in that lies the beauty of this painting. I believe it will look beautiful in any interior and would be easy to decorate any room with it.
Welcome to my blog! I am an artist, wife and a mother of 3 beautiful children! My Father is the King of kings and therefor I am greatly blessed! I am South African born of French, Dutch and Flemish decent a.k.a Afrikaans. Most of my life has been surrounded by the beautiful Cape vineyards, Cape Dutch architecture and colonial gardens of the beautiful country of mine where I draw inspiration from all things French and fabulous!