Thinking about the Transkei, (South Africa) I painted this.
Much of the region is grassland with the hardy Alpine Veld in the Drakensberg and Highland Sourveld over the central region. Although the inhabitants of Transkei all share the isiXhosa language, there are, in fact, several markedly different tribes including the Pondo, Bomvana, Pondomeise, Thembu, and the Xhosa tribe itself. The people live under chieftancies and retain the customs and traditions of their cultural group. Maize and millet are the most commonly grown crops, with cattle, goats and chickens being kept by many families. The clusters of thatched bungalows, painted in various bright colours, are a characteristic feature of the Transkei landscape.

SOLD a Framed Print on 13 June 2012. Thanks so much to the anonymous
buyer! Much appreciated.

“Anderkant die Keirivier lê ’n wye land,
nie ver van hier.”

Acrylic on hardbord, original framed.
ART: Acrylic
13 August 2010.
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27 Januarie 2011.
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15 March 2011.
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19 Aug. 2012.


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  • Mariaan M Krog Fine Art Portfolio
    Mariaan M Krog...over 4 years ago

    Such a lovely painting! I travelled through the Transkei in 1999 on route to the Eastern Cape. The area around the Tina bridge is so beautiful, looks so much like the highlands of Scotland!

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 4 years ago

    Thankyou Mariaan, much appreciated!

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful Elizabeth! Is this on board? I lived in the Transkei in 1960 (Umtata) and used to driv the country-side with my dad – just loved these little kaias!

  • Hello Maree,
    Yes, on hardboard.
    Thanks for visiting!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylover 4 years ago


  • Thanks Susan!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Mariaan M Krog Fine Art Portfolio
    Mariaan M Krog...over 4 years ago

    I had a farm in Africa is a great suggestion Elizabeth. Thanks for your participation in the challenge! ♥

  • ;-) Pleasure, Mariaan!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Tash  Luedi Art
    Tash Luedi Artabout 4 years ago

    Wow, I love this painting. Beautiful rich colour, simple composition.

  • Thank you Tash, much appreciated!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks Margaret, I appreciate your comment!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 4 years ago

    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • Wonderful news! Thank you so much, Francis!!!:-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 4 years ago

    Ah, congratulations on the feature of an old favourite Liz! Well done!

  • Thanks so much Maree!! x

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago


  • Wonderful news! I feel honoured, thanks a million Magaret!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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