Sunday, November 29, 2009

Namibia 2

On the way to Namibia
another small painting, oil on canvas on board

A couple more of Namibian mountains

Namibian Mountains

Another Namibian Painting
26 x 36cm (10 x 14")

Namibian Landscape 1

We lived in Namibia for 12 years before we come here to Botswana. The colors and the wonderful landscapes that are found in Namibia are still in my blood and I love painting them.
This is a small oil painting on canvas on board.
23 x 30 cm (9 x 12")

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Another couple of scratchboards

It was late evening, and the sun was just setting and these incredible animals came down to drink at the waterhole at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
Most of the rhino in Botswana have been moved to Khama Rhino sanctuary, and here they are protected 24/7 by the army against poaching. Isn't it a sad state of affairs that we cannot leave these animals in their natural habitat, but have to guard them to ensure that they escape from cruel poaching for their horns which are no more than compressed hair - but for some strange reason their phallic shape makes them highly sought after by ignorant people as an aphrodisiac.


Oil on canvas on board
26 x 36 cm (10 x 14")

Chobe River

This was late afternoon, and I just loved the lighting and the serenity of the scene.
It is a large painting.
70 x 100 cm (28 x 39")
Oil on canvas on stretcher
These are done on scratchboards and are great fun to do.

Kalahari Storm

We were on our way to Khutse when we saw this oncoming storm. The color contrast between the dark clouds and the brilliant yellow of the grasses was wonderful.
23 x 30 cm (9 x 12")
Oil on canvas on board


This is a small family group of giraffe that we came across in Khutse.
26 x 36cm (10 x 14 ")
Oil on canvas on board