This piece was originally earmarked for a close up painting of a gooseberry. Unfortunately I ate the subject. That wouldn’t have been so bad but it was the last gooseberry of the season and then the drought of 2016/2017 in the Western Cape wiped out the next crop. That’s why there’s a white oval in the centre of the panel! The canvas was later pulled out to become a two door 1950 Chevrolet de Luxe.
This sad old Chevrolet is a small oil on canvas panel painting measuring 148 mm x 210 mm (6 in x 8 in). It forms part of a series which includes a 1933 Ford, a 1933 Ford sedan delivery, a 1950 Chevrolet deluxe, a 1936 Cord Westchester and others.
A lady by the name of Julie Duell is an American artist who has for years added her ideas and tips to her blog, for aspiring and experienced agents alike. When I was getting to grips with the real issues of perspective I found her site and followed her techniques. I then set about painting my interpretation of her interpretation! This acrylic on a canvas panel measures 152 x 203 mm or 6 x 8 inches. It is framed and I would prefer that it went with the frame.
I love the softness of the Friday Afternoon painting. The painting seems to be of a calm environment, maybe somewhere in Tuscany or the south of France. The two ladies talking have been to the fresh produce market for tonight’s al fresco supper. There in the distance is the village church looking out on to the square which is obscured by the buildings down the left. Add this to your private collection by going to our shop.
Donkey cart on Kwartelspan – Near Douglas – Northern Cape – South Africa – AP436
Our farm in what is known as the Upper Karoo is 55 km from the nearest town (Douglas) and 71 km from the town in the other direction (Prieska). Karoo farms that are not on the Orange river are almost all sheep farms. It is a lonely life in the Karoo. It so vast, so still, and so very hot in summer and icy cold when the winds blow in winter. To most the Karoo is an area you just drive through on your way to more attractive destinations. To the few that know, there is no more peaceful place on earth than here.
How does one then get around if you are unfortunate not to own a motor vehicle? You use Uber Cart! Unlike in the city you don’t use a mobile to book your ride and then jump into the taxi that magically appears in front of you. No, you send a message to someone with a donkey cart. You explain where you wish to go and more or less when you want to go. But the cart arrives when the cart arrives and you go when the driver is good and ready to go. To be good and ready to go one has to enquire as to everyone’s welfare, take refreshment, discuss the weather, tell of events since last meeting. Then you will be ready to set out. Except, of course, you have to get the donkey to co-operate which can have its own particular challenges.
Heart and Soul and a little bit more went into this Acrylic painting of a donkey cart on the farm Kwartelspan. It is on canvas over board measuring 305 x 406 mm or 12 x 16 inches. See a magnification of detail in this acrylic painting or invest in this artwork
The Mauritian Open Golf championship took place from 29th November to 2nd December 2018, on the Anahita Course alongside the Indian Ocean. This is my interpretation of the 4th hole, Anahita. Oil painting on a 200 mm x 500 mm stretched canvas.
Almost completed portrayal of Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse in Mossel Bay, Western Cape.
One of the projects we are busy with at Art By Bruce right now is a commission for a painting St. Blaize Lighthouse in the beautiful coastal town of Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa. The lighthouse was built in 1864. It is almost 15 meters tall and is approximately 73 meters above sea level.
My interpretation is 42 cm x 60 cm, Oil Painting on Stretched canvas. Watch for the finished work in a week or two.
This one really came out nicely and it’s hanging in it’s new home. You can check it out here Cape St. Blaize Final