This month I am exhibiting 26 works at Chardonnay Deli, a popular deli and coffee shop in Constantia. This is the poster I made to advertise it. I will be meeting people there during the month to talk about my work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In November we went on a hiking and sketching trip to the lower Silvermine Valley. It was a hot day and we sat in the shade to sketch. This is the view I chose and my half-finished sketch is in the photo below.