It was a murky day in False Bay and there was a cool onshore wind blowing at the pipe. The mountains were barely visible through the gloom. I had a short surf and took some time to paint this watercolour.
I need to thank Cecil from Surfing South Africa who gave us some wax. The orange cafe was all out and Ethan, his two mates and I were all in need. They were at the Pipe teaching a whole lot of kids, I think from under-privileged areas about surfing. Way to go guys. When I asked if he could sell us some wax he dug a block out of his bag and gave it to me.
I also had another go at creating a video. I will make a short edition of what I created but it is difficult to get it right – I will have to start using an umbrella for shade and must get the angle right. Anway here is the painting which is from a position nearer the sea. I have captured some of the people strolling along the shore. The couple on the right, decked out in matching wetsuits came down with their boogey boards and glared at the waves for a while before walking back up the beach, without getting their feet wet.
Here is the watercolour: