Today after a finishing a workshop near Worcester I stopped off to paint the mountains at Theewaters Kloof Dam. The higher mountains were covered in snow and there was an icy wind blowing. I found a place to sit in the heather near the car and did this painting. I thought of David Bellamy who does these beautiful watercolours crouched behind rocks in the most awful weather. I was warmly dressed so it was a lot of fun. There is the remnant of a pine forest at the edge of the dam.
I must get a better brush, my pallette is full of hair. I use a horse-hair brush with a sawn-off bamboo handle (to fit in my handy travel kit). While I paint I have to keep pulling stray bristles out of the brush.