This blog has followed my life...in a way.
First, I was happily settled on the West Coast of the Cape. I toured the area, made paintings and blogged about them since 2009.
We say things change, but it is not only "things" that change. After I lost my husband in 2013 "I" changed! I could not get myself to visit our favourite places. I re-invented my art and changed to the themes of flowers and rabbits. My youngest daughter was ill and I spent many months visiting in Durban, which was where I got to know my lovely granddaughters well, and met with those cute rabbits.
I attempted a few blog posts. You will see that the last one was in December 2016. Two years of total standstill followed that post....the reason was that I lost my beloved youngest daughter early in 2017. Friends, I am fine! Thank you for sharing your tears and prayers with us. This hurt is not something that goes away but I have made new plans, the only right plans!
I sold that large rambling house. It was "adopted" by wonderful owners! I bought a small unit in a retirement centre close to my grandchildren, where I can see them often and can also give them the best art tuition possible.
Of course, I do not have a studio now, and larger painting assignments are "out".That will not stop me from doing watercolours and teaching watercolours. I want to teach you too and shall design some courses.
Let me just post some of my watercolour works first, and in the next post I will announce some learning experiences you may want to attend.
|Being from Tropical Durban, hibiscus flowers are my signature flower. |
We are surrounded by many types, large, small and double
|Painted recently to instruct a student. I love white lilies,|
which fits so well into the blue/white colour scheme I now live with.
|Mixed flowers, an old favourite... |
I love doodling posies on cards too
|Evergreen popular protea, a nod to the area |
of the Cape which I have left behind.
|A very fast self-portrait in watercolour|
Anyone for watercolour classes? Let m know!
To see how the children's art classes are going, click on this link and while you are there, how shall I change the overwhelming blue pages? Your advice, please!