First and foremost … New Work
I’ve driven past this old house in Leeugamka who knows how many times in the last who know how many years and have taken who knows how many photos of it over those years.
I’ve done who knows how many paintings incorporating this very same house from various different angles and viewpoints and in different seasons of the year and migrated it into who knows how many different settings and this is the most recent. I just love this decaying monument to a rich past and have documented on disk and in many paintings its fall from grace … quite sadly!
The title of this painting is “In The Shadow Of The Nuweveld” … even though its not really in the shadow of the Nuweveld. Its just nearby though … only about 80 Km or so away in fact. The backdrop is the Nuweveld mountain range around Beaufort West and the house is transposed from Leeugamka to there by … eurm … moi! Call it artistic license if you will … or con artist if you won’t!… whatever! I’m not a camera … I’m a painter.
Its available at Cherie’ De Villiers Gallery in Johannesburg. Size is 900mm x 1200mm and price R75000.00
And Then This … The Daft Thing I Did Down In Capetown Last Month With My Daft Son In Law Jonathan Blackwell In Celebration Of His Fortieth Birthday.
You have to add this to your bucket list … I added it to mine … did it and it will stay on the list to be done again … and again … next time with my daft daughter Alison … “Cmon Ali?”
Adrenalin rush of absolute note. If you’ve got four minutes to waste hit the arrow, watch and be inspired to do something daft before you die! He he he he!! …