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.
Here I captured my daughter, Sita, reading from Festive France, a lovely book on South Africans who have moved to France where they now have a beautiful chateaux and live my ULTIMATE life! I really tried to express the intensity of the late afternoon sun on her by juxta positioning cool purples agains warm yellow light.
This, I might say is one of the loveliest paintings I've made in a long while! Just love the beautiful reflections of the shutters on the table. Thelema is an award winning wine from South Africa, and this here is a 2004 Pinotage! So all in all a collection of a few of my favourite things.
I love the play of light on sunflowers, the contrast of blue and yellow, the rhythm of uneven leaves netted together, I love everything about sunflowers! And tried to capture that in this work. Think it worked out well and am going to play with this theme for as long as summer lasts in these flowers.
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!