Stilbaai Art Retreat Studio August 2016

We arrived in Stilbaai for the Art Retreat in wonderful weather! As we drove into the village we had to stop and take photos of the mist coming in over the lagoon. The most amazing artworks were completed by all and I was very impressed with the jewellery and screen printing ideas that were produced. Between dinners, wine and painting life… Read more →

Matisse exhibition at the Standard Bank Arena

The Matisse exhibition at the Standard Bank Arena in Johannesburg is on until mid August. I will definitely be going! One of my favourite painters is the French painter Henri Matisse. His paintings mostly depicts the world as colourful,  beautiful and happy.  His positive attitude is refreshing as much of the  art from that period is sad and depressing. Some of my fellow artists feel that… Read more →

Painting Holiday in South Africa

After a morning of experimenting with gold leaf, wax, inlays, chalk paint and oil paint under the guidance of Elmè at her Art Studio in Kilnerpark, we all produced amazing paintings. Naturally the morning included lovely home baked muffins and other goodies! Read more →

Lino printing workshop!

What fun we had at the Lino printing workshop! Lino printing can be done on paper, fabric, wood and……. Although we printed in black and white you could print in as many colours you want. Join us for a lino printing workshop and see how you can create backgrounds for paintings, change the look of a t-shirt or jean and… Read more →

Seagulls in Stilbaai South Africa

I often go for walks on the beach and is almost always accompanied by Seagulls, hoping that they might get a scrap of something to eat from me. At the picnic sites I see them picking up all kinds of scraps and pieces lying around. Seagulls remind me that is possible to move out of my comfort zone  and to always keep… Read more →

Lilies grew from the tears Eve shed as she left Eden.

Painting lilies are so special.  It as though they are complete – impossible to improve on. Lilies are said to have grown from the tears Eve shed as she left Eden. Read more →

Painting Holiday in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA STILBAAI ART RETREAT DATES: 25 July – 31 July 2016, 29 August – 4 September 2016, 26 September – 2 October 2016, 24 – 30 October 2016, 14 – 20 November 2016. South Africa is a beautiful country with sunshine all year round – nature, culture, food, wine, music and rythm – the people are warm and hospitable.… Read more →

Warm and cold colours

You can always use warm and cool colors to increase depth and space in your paintings. As light travels across a flat surface, it will often be brightest (and warmest) at one end, and fade to cooler hues in the distance. Read more →