W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm
To dig in one’s own earth, with one’s own spade,
does life hold anything better?
- Beverly Nichols
About 10km from us, on the way to Kromdraai (Tarlton, South Africa), lies the farming area of Oaktree, spreading across valleys and hills. Within kilometers are the world-renowned Sterkfontein Caves, from where the Magalies River originates, which surfaces at the eye on Maloney’s Eye Farm near Magaliesburg, Gauteng South Africa
I pass this gate quite often on my way to Clearwater Mall, some 40km away, always just catching a glimpse of what’s on the other side as I drive by. On this Winter’s day, I stopped and peered over the gate, taking in the lands lying ready for next season’s crop and the track leading to, the house maybe? I did this sketch from memory when I got home. The beautiful trees are what I remembered most, catching the morning winter sun and fairly glowing!
18th May 2015 – SOLD 1 Mug – thank you to the buyer!
11/06/2010 – FEATURED in “Landscape Painting”
7th November 2010 – FEATURED in “PostCard Style”
4th December 2010 – FEATURED in “Painting the Country Life”
19th March 2012 – FEATURED in “African Beauty”
31st August 2012 – FEATURED in “Image Writing”
30th January 2013 – Placed in the TOP 10 of the challenge “Kuns van Africa/Art from Africa” in ‘Afrikaans’
January 2013 – FEATURED in “EXPLORE”
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8th February 2014 – Placed in the TOP 10 of the challenge Uitdaging wenner / Challenge winner: Your favourite Season/Jou gunsteling Seisoen in “Afrikaans”
19th December 2014 – FEATURED in “Art Universe”