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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pillars of Power





The fairly large town of Malmesbury is a place where nobody really wants to spend any length of time, unless you know where to find some of its treasures. The town has three distinct faces: Firstly it is the Administrative capitol of our region, as it is where we go for passports, licences, etc. Secondly, it is dominated by enormous silos in the middle of town, as this place is truly the breadbasket of the country, surrounded by wheatfields as far as the eye can see. And thirdly it has significant historical value with some of the oldest buildings in the country.


Today, to represent the administrative side of Malmesbury, I have painted the imposing pillars and gateposts in front of the Swartland Municipality.

7 comments:

  1. How fortunate you are to be surround by wonderful architecture like this. I am so envious. Lovely painting!

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  2. I really like this composition, the angle of view, the colors...Wonderfully and beautifully done, Marie!

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  3. Hi Marie, I live just down the road in Milnerton. I have so enjoyed reading your blog and gazing at your lovely paintings. Where about on the West Coat do you live?

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  4. A very intersting painting Marie ..I also like this composition..

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  5. Hi Marie. So glad I have found your blog. I have loved browsing and reading your lovely articles on the areas you have painted. I love your style. Memories of the Riebeeck Valley come flooding back! I will be beck!

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  6. I like this! Very strong and masculine.

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  7. wow this is outstanding comment for posting, thank you.

    Bathmate

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