I Choose Not To Be A Sloth.

[Art and Poetry. This blog contains a poem and image of a Sloth, painted in oils.]  As I live in South Africa, the sloth was never on my list of animals to paint.  It is usually lions, elephants, buck etc., however, I was looking around for a very furry animal to paint and came across... Continue Reading →

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Upon the Silver Pond.©

Beneath the vast empyrean, As the sun diffuses warmth through lacy trees I gaze at the watery spectacle before me, The surface overlaid with lilies and leaves. It’s seemingly quiet upon the silver pond But a spirited energy I perceive. I stroll around the perimeter, Better to view the Nymphaea in their splendour— Blooms the size... Continue Reading →

Using blue in art (and poetry).

Using blue in a painting, (other than in those paintings where it is considered natural, i.e. water, sky, etc.), generally promotes feelings of depression, addiction, sadness, mystery, and the darker side of life. One of my favourite artists who went through a ‘blue period’ was Picasso, from 1901 to 1906.  All of his works during... Continue Reading →

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