I am sitting reflecting and writing at the tea-garden at Rhodes Memorial. This morning I had a coaching session with two clients, sitting under the pine-trees on the hill above the memorial. It is just a very beautiful place. The birds were singing and I heard some rain-frogs calling. I have heard, fork-tailed drongos, francolin, pale-winged starlings, and a lovely call which I am not able to identify.
After the session I sat under the columns and did this painting.
I just love the quiet and the concentration. a few groups of people came past but I was not distracted. With all of the furor about #thestatuesmustfall I noticed someone has cut the nose off the statue of CJR and you can see where people have unirnated on the plaque.
After the painting I was going to head for home but decided to come for a coffee. An Americano with cream and a big block of butter. The tea-garden was empty except for a few people when I arrived but it is now filling up so it is time to move on.
This is watercolour on 185gm Arches Hot Pressed (love that hot pressed) and is 140x190mm.
You can see this painting for sale in my gallery .