So, I'm visiting between my sisters..I am one of 7 kids... and this is what my Sister Tania's beautiful window looks like! I collected a few antique glass bottles,lemons from here tree and finished it off with lovely, fluffy peonies!
FRANSE EETKAMER is a painting of a French dining room, in lovely muted colours yet striking light coming through the beautiful French window. I love the inviting arrangement of the chairs that beg your eye to stay a little longer!
I spent the afternoon thrifting about, looking for interesting vases and such, and found this beautiful, classic copper bowl which screamed my name from underneath some odds and ends! I love this more edgy composition that displays this bowl at its best!
I guess what attracted me to this composition was the lazy sun that beckons one to pause for a moment and enjoy the serenity and peacefulness of the scene. Also the play between the warm terracotta pot and purple shadows...
I am so besotted with this little purple vase that I bought from the thrift a year or two ago. And as I have mentioned in a previous post, I would eat purple if I could! Just something about the reflections of the light through this vase that brings this entire painting together.
So, here's another beautiful afternoon sun coming through the kitchen window painting! Love the light through the old green vase, the same color as my Ouma's kitchen...and all of God's beautiful roses captured on my kitchen table!
The late afternoon came dashing through my kitchen window...just when I have to cook and can't just sit and enjoy!! So the other day, I managed to capture one of those fleeting moments, and I must say, I like the immediateness this work!
The light just happened to stream through the window and caught the golden urn with topiary above my fireplace when luckily my eye caught it in time to paint it! Love the simplicity, warmth and overall sense of peacefulness of this painting!
This is the second painting for the same client who wanted the Dining Room scene in the previous post. I love how this one has turned out! I really had a lot of fun creating this one and tried my best to capture it as close to the original...
....without if being too realistic.
Let me know if you would like me to do a scene from you house! Simply go to my Etsy Store and put in a request!
This is the first of two paintings of a clients home. She placed an order on my Etsy store for a special commission. This painting will hang with the next one in her bedroom. I love the fact that she is using spaces in her home for her home!
I had just picked these lemons and was looking for a place to put it...and low and behold, there were the roses of the other day still in the purple vase, in the sun, on the sill! And since I had just unpacked a box kitchen stuff, I came across this beautiful purple glass bowl I had bought at the thrift some time ago! I love the purples and yellows, the warmth and coolness, the play of light but mostly the JUST PICKED LEMONS!
Welcome to my blog! I am an artist, wife and a mother of 3 beautiful children! My Father is the King of kings and therefor I am greatly blessed! I am South African born of French, Dutch and Flemish decent a.k.a Afrikaans. Most of my life has been surrounded by the beautiful Cape vineyards, Cape Dutch architecture and colonial gardens. I now live in equally quaint Carmel, California where I once again draw inspiration from all things French!