I finished this painting yesterday as a second painting in a series on sheep sheering in the Karoo, the old fashioned way. I attempted to recap the smells and noises of the “skeerhok” that I grew up with. Although I got the reference photo with excellent color and light from a photographer in the karoo, I chose my own color-palette to enhance the “feel-smell-noise” of the occasion. The painting is done Oil on Canvas, 51x61cm and is available for sale.
Combining realism with abstract in a restricted palette. An unusual harmony. Completed today.
Sentinel at his Post !
This sketch was a wonderful spontaneous experience. Combining reed pen, watercolour, and oils adds to the sense of life and energy the image represents.
In this blog, I aim to share my experience as an artist as I interpret and present what I see.