KAARTSPEL is a lovely setting of an informal card game, emphasized by the cool light from a beautiful French window. An intense setting of warm reds, set off by calming greens that create a warm interior.
The second Sunlit painting in a series of interiors that celebrate the warmth of sunlight rushing through beautiful French windows. This lovely room sports beautiful ornate mirror frames and a glimpse of a book on the foot stool, reminiscent of all the most wonderful luxuries life can possibly offer!
VYF ROSE...or five roses is a color study where I tried to really intensify the temperature in a way that looks effortless yet took focus not to push either the composition or color balance too far and in the process retain tension and intrigue.
ROOIBOS is a painting that contains everything I love so very dearly, a Martha Stewart teapot, love everything Martha....a French tea towel.....love everything French.....and my mom's chair...love my mom....which I have inherited when I moved to the States...not to mention the best organic apples from a friend's tree!
Rooibos is the best and most healthy South Africa tea, and did I mention it....love Rooibos!
DIE VOORHUIS is a very special space with very warm highlights complimented by cool, grey and purple low lights. I love how the suns streams in through the window which makes the fireplace look even cozier!
DAPPLED LIGHT stream through the large branches of Californian oaks whenever one goes to The Corkscrew Café. This quaint restaurant lies in the heart of Carmel Valley Village, CA where the sun ALWAYS shines! And so I tried to capture it in this scene by juxta positioning intense yellows against cool blues.
THE CORKSCREW Café is the second in a series of outdoor paintings, reminiscent of quaint Carmel,California. I just love everything about this setting, the dappled light, colorful makeshift, canvas canopies and the bustle of happy patrons!
THE CORKSCREW cafe is a quaint restaurant in the heart of Carmel Valley where you can taste Georges' wine and have THE BEST wood fired pizza's. The place is buzzing all day, every day and after spending lunch there, I just had to capture all the beautiful, earthy colors, dappling through the Californian Oaks!
BLUE HYDRANGEA is a painting I did for this weeks challenge where we had to basically use blue as the main color of which without relying on reds an oranges to make the blue 'pop'!! Well, what do you think???
SISTER MOON is a music lover's red wine, harvested and bottled in Tuscany by no other than legendary Sting himself, aptly named after his hit song Sister Moon! This was a commission for a client who love to have a glass of Sister Moon when she plays her beautiful, antique, white baby grande Emerson! Cheers!
TIME FOR THE WILLIAMS' depicts a few of my dear friends, Christine and Kim's special items they have been collecting over the years. I feel fortunate to have had this opportunity to capture what is special to them, as they are to me!
Abigail's Blue is a collection of beautiful Delft from all over the world that my dear friend Abigail and her husband, Don, have collected over the course of their happy marriage. I am blessed to know them both and honored to have been able to capture a few of their favorite things!
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!
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!