Durbanville, where I do quite a bit of work is right on the edge of ‘town’. One second you drive between houses and scho0ls and next thing you are in between vineyards and wheatfields. I had some time this evening and remembered a place called Pampoenkraal where I have often wanted to stop and paint. I guess that roughly translates to “Pumpkin Paddock”. The main road is lined with Oak trees and the dip is full of poplars and gums – not an indigenous tree in sight but still beautiful with a big field of what looks like wheat. I found a place to stop just as the sun disappeared behind the clouds over hills of Bloemendal and set up my kit. There was a chilly wind blowing and I did not have a beanie – which is an essential for me. Here is what I finished just as it was getting too dark to see:
This is on a half sheet of Arches 300gm rough – 560x380mm (22.5×30 inches)
Definitely a place to visit again if possible.