Friday, November 1, 2013

FRENCH WINDOW


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FRENCH WINDOW is such a lovely, warm and bright rendition of a calm and inviting French room, showing off an interesting blue room in the background. I love how the beautiful provincial couch beckon you into this interior scene.



Tuesday, October 29, 2013

FRENCH VANITY

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Mrs. De Florian left Paris just before the rumblings of World War II broke out never to return. The flat was found untouched after 70 years and here I have captured a beautiful vanity which was found among precious art work including an unknown Boldini!!


Saturday, October 26, 2013

FRENCH CHAISE


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A lovely setting of a beautiful French interior, though ornate, still sets a relaxing atmosphere with the classic chaise as center piece.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

SUN KISSED OBJECT D'ART

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I like this French interior with all its charming trimmings, and of course the sun kissed objects d'art!



Saturday, October 12, 2013

SUNLIT INTERIOR

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This is such a warm and inviting, relaxing, sun drenched scene that invites your eye to rest for a while!



Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

FRANSE STOEL


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FRANSE STOEL is such an inviting painting, beckoning one to enter and sit for a while! Cool blues are played off against a warm lamp and light highlighting the beautiful French chair.



Thursday, September 26, 2013

FLEURS DE JARDIN


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FLEURS DE JARDIN is a painting of a few freshly picked flowers from my garden, beautifully opened roses and a few stems of lavender. I like the green curtain that opens up to the garden from where I have picked the flowers!



Monday, September 16, 2013

ROOI EETKAMER


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ROOI EETKAMER is such a beautifully, bright rendition of a French interior! I love the vibrancy of yellow sunlight set off against the cool purple shadows elsewhere.



Friday, September 6, 2013

LEMON REFLECTIONS


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LEMON REFLECTIONS is a vibrant painting of some freshly picked Meyer lemons from my garden. I love the play of fun reflections on the warm wood surface and the glimpse of light rushing through the window!


Saturday, August 31, 2013

SUURLEMOENE

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SUURLEMOENE is a simple, yet strong painting of classic lemons and a hint of delft...my favourite combination!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

JUST PICKED LEMONS

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JUST PICKED LEMONS in a contrasting purple glass urn, lit from sun streaming through the window above. I love the warmth, contrast and vibrant atmosphere of this painting!



Monday, August 26, 2013

DIE VOORHUIS

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DIE VOORHUIS is my special 'front room' or sitting room, drenched in late afternoon sun, the best part of my day!



Thursday, August 22, 2013

TABLE DE CUISINE

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I felt so inspired by the light coming in through my front door today, shining through the table cloth and reflecting on the floor, just had to capture it on canvas!




Tuesday, August 20, 2013

SITKAMER IN MIDDAGSON

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SITKAMER IN MIDDAGSON is my very own sitting room! It is in fact where I paint and what a lovely lazy warm setting, complete with Proteas from a dear friend Lynda!



Monday, August 19, 2013

MATHILDA SE RUSBANK

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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!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

TAPIS ROUGE

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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!


Monday, July 22, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

RUS STOEL IN BLOU

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RUS STOEL IN BLOU is a strong composition of warm sunlight and vibrant cast shadows emphasizing the simple French table and blue vase.



Friday, July 19, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

FRENCH BLUE AND ROSES

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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.



Saturday, July 6, 2013

PROTEA

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Once again, my dear friend Penny gave my mom a massive bunch of fynbos flowers, and the beauty of this one Protea inspired me to paint! Of course, the guavas didn't last very long!!