So … it’s back to ‘late light on the langeberg’ then. Just can’t get the Langeberg and Riviersonderend mountains out of my system these days I’m afraid … especially around the Robertson region.
Mountains aside … I love the color in this painting. The green window shutter and yellow doors … especially the one on the right, and the orange trim on the cottage and bit of dirty red on the truck grill all just do it for me. Since the “Caledon Canola” painting I’ve been getting a bit braver and bolder with colour, especially green, and really been enjoying breaking out of the typical Bonney grey / brown mold for a bit. Change is as good as a holiday they say. I don’t often put people in my paintings but this old man was sitting on his stoep looking like he really belonged there. Absolutely couldn’t leave him out. It’s quite a big painting (90 x 120cm) so he’s more visible in the real thing. As it turns out he’s actually quite a key part of making this painting special and with life and story. The cottage and old man are imported from Calitzdorp and the truck I added just for fun and fiction. (And because I love old cars and trucks and painting them I guess … Ermm … just been watching ‘Gas Monkey’ … again!)