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Acrylic on Canvas 120 × 40cm

I love the way the sky darkens over african plains just before an afternoon storm. The sky goes dark and the land still reflects the sun’s rays. When it rains while the sun shines we call it a “Monkeys Wedding”.

As simple as it appears, this is a painting from my soul.

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storm, blue, landscape, yellow, monkey, wedding, africa, ochre, african, veld, carmen cilliers, thunder shower

My paintings are an exploration and expression of my personal emotions, interpersonal relationships and recollections of childhood; the human condition; and also influenced by my travel experiences and their influences on my senses as well as inspiration drawn from current fashion and pop culture.

My aim is to represent my world and express, with my chosen media the emotional moments, quirky twists and often humorous encounters of life.

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  • amanda marx
    amanda marxabout 5 years ago

    lovely . . . the colours are superb . . . the work invites me in to stay a while & daydream some pecious time away . . . you’re back with a vengence darly girl
    xXx

  • Dream away as long as you like my friend : )

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • Ray Schloss
    Ray Schlossabout 5 years ago

    speechless… freakin’ BEAUTIFUL!!

  • Freakin thanks!!! : P

    – Carmen Cilliers

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    Mariaan M Krog...about 5 years ago

    Beautiful painting Carmen! “Jakkals trou met wolf se vrou” ~ remember that saying?

  • Nee – ek kan amper niks onthou van die taal… sorry – as you can see I am very rusty!

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • oldfartart
    oldfartartabout 5 years ago

    THis is your bestestestest painting ever, no doubt at all, it is stunningly beautiful, well done :)

  • Very interesting… it’s one of my first paintings… I finally re-worked it (just a little). What makes it the best?

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • Estelle O'Brien
    Estelle O'Brienabout 5 years ago

    like this…it is kinda inverted in a way that makes me want to keep looking…(does that makes sense?) :))

  • Hi Estelle, yes, makes sense : ) – thanks for commenting.

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • Firedrake
    Firedrakeabout 5 years ago

    Those colours are so striking!

  • Hey you – long time, haven’t seen you around! Thanks for your comment, this is a great reminder to go visit your page right away. x

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • vickymount
    vickymountabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • Thank you!

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanabout 5 years ago

    fabulous work Carmen.

  • Thanks Jenny!

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • gemynd
    gemyndabout 5 years ago

    powerful simplicity tells an amazing story Carmen…always amazing work

  • Hi Gem, thank you!

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 5 years ago

    i love these two colours Carmen, brilliant, stunning work :)

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