It is painted on 300gm Arches cold pressed (180x290mm)
Last weekend Aura and I went to spend another restful weekend with our friends in Betty’s Bay. There is something very pleasant about lying around on Buffalo Grass, listening to a Sombre Bulbul in the trees.
I also had a chance to wander up and down the beach collecting photos for painting. I suppose it should not be a surprise but the mood of the beach changes constantly and the clouds gather and dispel on the peak over looking the town. What a beautiful place.
I did the painting after a rather frustrating surf. The waves are big and fast there and I had a bit of a scary fall. As I waited for another wave I chatted with another surfer who told me he had fallen headfirst into a sandbank. He was paralysed and lay in the water drowning, but then he got the use of his limbs again and managed to make his way to the beach. mmmm – not an encouraging story.
Anyway after the surf I took off my wetsuit and joined everyone for a swim in Bass Lake. Well I sat on a low wooden walkway and chatted while they swam. Then the urge to paint grew too strong and I stayed with Sinead and painted a picture while everyone else returned home to make lunch. Another lovely lazy day.