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Friday, June 4, 2010

Boats, Boulders and lots of Blue!




Boats, boulders and lots of blue, it can only be a description of Paternoster. It is a mild day, almost too warm to be called winter. Having developed a love for Paternoster, it is easy for me to go the 100km to reach one of the prettiest fishing villages in South Africa.

The beach is a soft blonde colour! The rounded boulders are an un-threatening grey that throws purple shadows. And then, to contrast with nature, there are the washing-day-white cottages with their blue shutters. Do not forget the boats, mostly blue, lying everywhere or arriving suddenly from the big nowhere over the ocean, filled with fish. These scenes just wait to be photographed or painted.

16 comments:

  1. Just beautiful Marie and your descriptions are poetic.

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  2. I really like this painting. It is not only very charming, but has lovely color harmony and lots of character. You are so lucky to live near these wonderful villages. Reminds me somewhat of Langebaan, where we spent many a weekend with friends who built a house there.
    Jean

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  3. Marie, I love this one so much - it reminds me of Van Gogh, one of my all time favorite artists!

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  4. Beautiful variations in blue, Marie. Definitely makes me yearn for the sea!

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  5. That picture is like a caress. Can humans pass on this beautiful place. I feel I'm hot sand barefoot. Fresh western breeze and the sight of a blue ship refresh my senses. I'll drop by and chatting with a fisherman. He has a good mood. Today's catch was a big ..... Beautiful
    It is amazing to read your articles. I love your blog. Thanks for it.

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  6. This is lovely! It kind of reminds me of Ile d'Yeu. Brings back nice memories. Love how you handled the light : )

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  7. I love this one Marie. If there was a "favourite" button, I would click it! A gorgeous scene that you have captured beautifully! Buy another place in Paternoster so that you can be there on a regular basis!

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  8. Thank you, Barbara! Yes it is more prose then story this time!

    Jean, we find Langebaan too large nowadays, complete with enormous shopping mall. Of course the charming lagoon is still open and protected

    Thank you Kelley and Claire!

    JB,your comments sound like poetry, I appreciate your words!

    Thank you Kim! I will look up the place you mention on the Internet. The French villages sometimes have these blue doors and windows too, I think!

    Maree, it is nice to know that you like this painting. Now what a lovely idea, but the distance is not so bad.

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  9. I adore your visits to Paternoster, especially when they inspire such beautiful pieces as this gorgeous painting. I love this one, the colors, the pull to the seaside...so well done, Marie!

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  10. Hello Marie, beautiful work ..love the fishing boats...hugs from Australia , Kathy :-)

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  11. You can see that you love the place - it shines through in your beautiful work Marie! Makes me want to take another trip your way!

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  12. Wonderful depiction of this great little town. I think that I must visit Paternoster one day. I like the way the blues take your eye around the scene and then rest on the touches of yellow and pink. And the distance so nicely defined by the purple building in the background. Very restful scene.

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  13. Thank you, Sherry! I really enjoyed the blue/white town!

    Thank you Kathy, my I must visit Bear Country again!

    Thank you, Liz, you must make time to go there!

    Catherine, I am glad you spotted my shadow building. You must come for two weeks in our spring!

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  14. Love the colours in this one Marie, and it looks like a beautiful place.

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  15. Hi, pleased to meet you, Tracy, and thank you very much!

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  16. I'm w/Kelley, it does look like Van Gogh, first thing I though of - it's just so good!

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