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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Winter is coming

W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm

The first signs of winter are already showing amongst the bluegum trees on our smallholding (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa). Yellow grass, fallen leaves and longer shadows accompany me as I take my (now cold) early morning walks. The lizards and snakes have all but disappeared or only come out much later in the day as it warms up. Even the birds seem to be more quiet, preferring to sit in the top branches of some dead trees, basking in the early morning sun and warming up before taking on the day.



  1. Lovely! Winter has left us here. Summer will soon be upon us.

    1. We suffered an extremely hot summer Haley, so I'm not that sorry to see summer going, but I'll probably be sorry a few weeks from now! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Hi just found your blog. I'm a wanna be artist.
    I have illustated books and jounals while going through college many years ago. I am an archaeologist by trade but art is my true love.
    I love your paintings and sketches! Its hard to believe that you're self taught! Good teacher, you!

    1. Hi Nancy, lovely to meet a real-life archaeologist! It's definitely a trade I'll take up in my next life-time! Thank you for your lovely comment, I'm thrilled you like my paintings! Have a great day!


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