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!
I spent the afternoon thrifting about, looking for interesting vases and such, and found this beautiful, classic copper bowl which screamed my name from underneath some odds and ends! I love this more edgy composition that displays this bowl at its best!
I guess what attracted me to this composition was the lazy sun that beckons one to pause for a moment and enjoy the serenity and peacefulness of the scene. Also the play between the warm terracotta pot and purple shadows...
I am so besotted with this little purple vase that I bought from the thrift a year or two ago. And as I have mentioned in a previous post, I would eat purple if I could! Just something about the reflections of the light through this vase that brings this entire painting together.
So, here's another beautiful afternoon sun coming through the kitchen window painting! Love the light through the old green vase, the same color as my Ouma's kitchen...and all of God's beautiful roses captured on my kitchen table!
The late afternoon came dashing through my kitchen window...just when I have to cook and can't just sit and enjoy!! So the other day, I managed to capture one of those fleeting moments, and I must say, I like the immediateness this work!
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!