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Linda Howe Ely

UK Sketches

I went to the UK last month and visited family and friends in England. Also spent a week in Wales hiking and sightseeing. There wasn’t much time or opportunity to sketch but I managed these two.

Canterbury High Street


Betwys – y Coed Station

Tiny Treasures Exhibition

Four landscapes exhibited at the Tiny Treasures Exhibition at the ArtB Gallery, Bellville, in July. Each one is 20 x 20 cms and are painted in oil on canvas. This is an annual event organised by the Belville Art Society as a fundraiser. There were many beautiful little works on the exhibition.

Sketching at Club Mykonos

At the beginning of May I went with two friends to Club Mykonos, a Greek style resort on the Cape west coast. We had a lot of fun and sketched at a few scenic spots in the area. It’s an attractive spot for artists.

Jacobsbaai. Linda Howe-Ely

View from Club Mykonos

The wreck at the Langebaan Yacht club. Linda Howe-Ely

Cedarberg

I went on a hiking trip to the Cedarberg last month. It’s a place of special beauty, with many strange rock formations. I took a lot of photos as reference for future paintings and did a couple of sketches.

Hermanus

Cliffs at Old Harbour, Hermanus – A5 – Watercolour & Ink – Linda Howe-Ely

My husband and I spent two nights in this lovely Western Cape coastal town last week, and I did this sketch from the Old Harbour, which is a landmark and tourist attraction in Hermanus.

My Garden


I enjoy our small, wild looking garden and recently did this A5 sketch of part of it. We are having a drought in the Cape at the moment, and are not allowed to water the garden with hoses, so to save water we keep the plants alive with buckets of bath water.

Sketch of Table Mountain

Our hiking group held their last outing of the year under a copse of pine trees¬†on the side of Signal Hill. It’s called a “cocktail hike” as we hike for a very short distance and carry¬†drinks and snacks. We all chat and watch the sun go down over the sea before we walk back. I was rather antisocial as I couldn’t resist sketching the view of Table Mountain from this spot.