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On My Easel – Fishing Boats at Kassiesbaai – 12th October 2019

Boats at Arniston

About 20km north-east of Cape Agulhas is the holiday village of Arniston, which is alongside the historical fishing village of Kassiesbaai. There is a small “harbour” for the fishing boats owned and managed by the locals. Out of season, in bad weather and when the fish aren’t biting there are always four or five of these tiny seagoing vessels sitting on the concrete slipway.


Kassiesbaai has a long history, some of which may be unverifiable, but it makes interesting reading on Google. if you go to Google maps with these co-ordinates you will be directed to the little harbour. -34.666381,20.231924

This piece is multi-media on canvas. I used acrylics, soft pastels, charcoal, Pigma archival ink brushes, unipin water and fade proof pigment ink covered with a fixative and soon to be varnished. My first attempt at a multimedia piece using exactly the same media turned out a complete disaster. It makes for an interesting photograph but in reality it’s just a big black blob! It became the first piece i tossed in the waste bin.

Other pieces that may interest you are Boat at Paternoster and After the drought

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