Mathilda se rusbank is where I spent the last two and a half months visiting my sister in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Back in the US, I miss those lazy winter afternoon Sundays, sharing my life stories with her on that couch!
TAPIS ROUGE is such a lovely, warm setting that invites the outdoors in. I love the way the French desk is the center of the composition, though the light that streams in through the tall windows steal the show!
I love all French object d'art and this painting celebrates that! Fluffy pink roses are set off against the horizontal lines of French shutters. Grapes in the foreground lift the dappled light and shadows which makes for a very lovely piece of art.
In the late afternoon, while preparing to cook dinner, the sun always comes rushing through my kitchen window and brings a different picture everyday, here are a few roses from the garden and oranges I get straight from the farms in Salinas,CA.
Penny is one of my dearest, dearest friends and she gave me these poppies when I saw her a few days ago. They were still completely closed and we have had so much fun watching them pop open! I couldn't wait to capture these lovely beauties on canvas!
This painting is as warm, peaceful and lively at the same time, just like my sister Tania herself. It speaks of everything she is, welcoming, calming, interesting and most of all beautiful! This is her sitting room, drenched by the late winter sun, just like she lightens everybody's lives around her!
My mom has a cup of tea every morning, from the finest China. She is a wise woman and it is only fitting that the cup should be right on top of a stack of books. I have always loved this chair as I have my mom!
So, I'm visiting between my sisters..I am one of 7 kids... and this is what my Sister Tania's beautiful window looks like! I collected a few antique glass bottles,lemons from here tree and finished it off with lovely, fluffy peonies!
FRANSE EETKAMER is a painting of a French dining room, in lovely muted colours yet striking light coming through the beautiful French window. I love the inviting arrangement of the chairs that beg your eye to stay a little longer!
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!