Typical bush near Rustenburg, South Africa by Gregory Pastoll

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Typical bush near Rustenburg, South Africa by 

watercolour, 31 × 41 cm. This was painted plein air in 2007, luckily while sitting under a tree, as it was fairly cooking in the open. Took possibly 2 hours. I had to rush it a bit, as I had some people with me, one of whom was agitating to go home. Never take anyone else but another artist with you!

Greg paints for the love of being outdoors, and sometimes for other reasons, mostly to record the thrill of a visual experience. He works in all mediums, preferring watercolour for plein air landscape and acrylics for indoor studio work. Painting is not his means of income, but is a hobby, and his source of sanity in an otherwise predominantly left-brained world.

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  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 3 years ago

    Love the colours in this one Gregory. Nice watercolour.

  • Thanks Jim.

    – Gregory Pastoll

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 3 years ago

    Lovely work!

  • Thanks Elizabeth. If you love what you are painting, it has a chance of turning out lovely!

    – Gregory Pastoll

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 3 years ago

    Love all your work Greg, but I think this is almost my favourite so far. I love the solitude of the scene, and I particularly like your colour combinations again. I notice that you use orange a lot, which works so well with the green. I think green is the hardest colour to work with, and you have handled it so well.

  • So nice to have you say you like this one. Greens! I have devolved down to only two greens in my set: Hooker’s green (dark) and sap green. I can spice the range of greeniness by applying layers of yellow or blue on top of them, naturally restricting myself to the particular yellow and the blue that appear elsewhere on the painting.

    – Gregory Pastoll

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Your work is featured in the Landscape Painting Group – 2nd October 2011

  • That’s great! Thank you!

    – Gregory Pastoll

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely scene Greg and congratulations on your feature!

  • Pleased you like it, Maree.

    – Gregory Pastoll

  • marlene veronique holdsworth
    marlene veroni...almost 3 years ago

    Lovely watercolour – beautiful colours!

  • Thank you, the bush provided the colours, all I needed to do was reflect them. Glad you like the result.

    – Gregory Pastoll

  • scallyart
    scallyartalmost 3 years ago

    Nice work in spite of your rushed time. I agree, one is best alone or with other artists.

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 2 years ago

    Gregory, please consider entering our challenge
    Thanks so much!

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