Remember a few weeks ago I gave the heads-up on my Canola fields painting in the pipeline … and I posted the composited photo I used for reference
This was my first ever experience of the Overberg Caledon region in winter when the canolas flower. All I can say is “O WOW … AND … O WOW AGAIN!” … What an absolute over the top amazing experience. I know well the vivid greens of the Western Cape winelands, but the vibrant yellows of the rolling fields of newly opened canola flowers in the Overberg in winter adds a whole new dimension to vivid green. It’s visual sensory overload of absolute note … you have to see it to believe it! Pretty much impossible to capture the reality on camera or on canvas.
For me; from the familiar and safe muted grays, blues and beiges of the remote Karoo to the not so familiar vibrant greens and yellows of the Overberg in winter was challenge of note … but hey! … what would life be without challenge and doing something completely different and out of the box … BORING I guess!