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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Facts of Flight #3 , Velddrif





This painting is the third in a 3-part series of seagulls in flight with a West Coast setting. You can see how the set looks together as it dries in the shade. These were commisioned works for a new West Coast gallery "Pêrels & Pampoene Kunsgalery / Art Gallery" in the town of Hopefield. I was happy when the gallery owner chose 10 more paintings to hang for opening night.

Velddrif lies on the beautiful blue Berg River. It is one of my sites to visit repeatedly for inspiration. Those old and unsteady jetties, the gulls and the boats are all part of a rejuvenating scene. You can see me relaxing there on one of the jetties, drinking in the ambience of an unspoilt area!

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  1. Very inspiring seascapes Marie, I can feel the aura of the sea here!

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    1. So kind of you, padmaja! Yes, that is the river, but the sea is very close by!

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  2. Very nice painting of the blue boat and seagulls!

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    1. Nice to hear from you, Roger. Thank you for your comments!

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  3. You look so young, Marie!! Love the way the three paintings in this series look together. How wonderful that you have your work on display at the gallery! Wishing you much luck with sales too!

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    1. Thank you for the kind compliment CrimsonLeaves! The paintings looked well in the gallery too, I really favour sets and of course, one always hope that they will sell as a set!

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  4. They look absolutely stunning together Marie! Hope your exhibition is a HUGE success, just which I could've seen it! And you look VERY relaxed, lying there!

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    1. Thank you, Maree. I am working on a Paternoster set...have this thing of threes and fours in my mind! And yes, you are informal too, so I can imagine us both relaxing on the jetty!

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  5. Congrats to you Marie. The three pieces look fabulous together. You really look like you're living it up soaking in the sun there!

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  6. Thank you Giselle, I hope everyone like sets! Yes, I was so totally happy to be there!

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  7. What a gorgeous painting..love your seascapes, Marie! You look so comfy!! The weather seems to be wonderful!!

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