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Scumbling along the road to a masterpiece – 22nd June 2018

Tesselaarsdal has one single restaurant that opens from Thursday to Sunday. It’s called Cafe de Poskantoor and it really was, in its early days, a post office.

For a few years I had the priviledge of living in a small settlement called Tesselaarsdal. Tesselaarsdal is about 27 km from Caledon and 50 km from Hermanus, in the Overberg district of the Western Cape. It is an example of how all sorts of people from different backgrounds can live in harmony.

I was fully intent on painting cafe De Poskantoor and got the under painting done. Then, inexplicably, I lost interest in the project. I think it probably came down to poor planning and not enough thought being put into the project before I began.

It has been painted over and is coming back as a 1937 Chevrolet Coupe.

That’s how you scumble along the road to a masterpiece!

Cafe de Poskantoor – August 2017
Cafe de Poskantoor – June 2018
1937 Chevrolet Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Coupe

The 1937 Chev Coupe was still “under construction” in October 2019 but is now complete (January 2020)

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A Boy Named Sailboat

A scene from the movie –

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A Boy named Sailboat

If there is an old Chevy in a movie it will immediately grab my attention. last night was no exception as we watched A boy named Sailboat. I won’t tell you about the movie except this. A poor artist who loves horses lives in this little wooden hacienda in Mexico. It has a natural lean to the right and the entire structure is supported by a wooden beam wedged into the side of the structure. The family car is a decrepit sea green 1955 or 1956 Chevy with the rear doors missing! Between mother, father, son and a lonely kid kicking a soccer ball around in almost every scene a feel good tale is told. This is my sketch which I have filed for another day. Could be fun. I’m also busy with two old car paintings (Feb 2019). The first is a 1934 Dodge Pickup and the other a 1929 Chevy Coupe

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