This afternoon I took Calvin down for a surf but I was not feeling well so I sat and prepared for leading the service tomorrow morning at our church and then I did this watercolour of the mountains on False Bay. That is Rooiels at the end and Hangklip just behind it.
I would like to develop a technique for doing justice to the plants in the foreground. I have just been to a demo by Penny Steynor, a local artist. She had set up a still life that looked complicated to me but she sat and worked methodically through each component, her brush performing a ballet across the page, sometimes feinting then carefully positioning each stroke with finality and confidence. It was a real treat. Something to emulate. I wonder if she has a blog?
I couldnt find one but you can see some of her work on her Penny Steynor page at SA Online – these locals have to catch a wake-up call.