Thursday, May 28, 2015

It has been a busy year, and the move to Johannesburg has created many different problems for me - firstly I had to get used to city life and also moving into a much much smaller studio!!!  And then I seemed to flounder with my work - so much stimulation after being in the bush and just getting on with a painting!!!  Does anyone know what I mean?  Everywhere I looked there was wonderful art, and so many styles that I wanted to do, and somewhere I lost me!!!!  Eventually I had to sit back and say whoa, what are you doing and what is it YOU want to do.  So after a lot of meandering I hope that I am back on my path - but one good thing that has come out of this is that I have been experimenting with what appeals to me and I discovered pastels, which I am loving.  I am now going to post a few of my paintings that I have done over the year and I hope that you enjoy my journey of discovery.

Ground Hornbill Study

Lion Cub

Kalahari Sunset

Little house in the Karoo

Mr Attitude
The Hayfields
Hello again to all my viewers, if there are any of you out there.  My apologies for the lengthy silence from me, I have been having technical difficulties with my blog page.  I keep getting an error message and cannot seem to load anything - anyway, today the problem seems to be resolved.  I hope it stays that way because I am not very computer literate, and feel as though I keep running into a brick wall.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Ground Hornbill

I just love seeing these big birds in the wild.  Again we found this one early one morning,  He was with a family group, but the others stayed back out of camera range.

Kudu Bull

Rhino mum with calf

We were lucky enough to see these in the wild, but with the way poaching is going in this country I have to wonder if our grandchildren will ever get to see these wonderful animals in this setting.  Makes me very sad to see these wonderful animals being butchered the way they are just to pander to man's greed - I just wish that anyone who uses the end product in any form suffers somehow as badly as these animals are suffering.


We came across this leopard early one morning and she just stood like this and watched us for what seemed like forever, but in reality was only a minute or two.
Pastel on paper, 40cm x 30 cm