On the west coast of South Africa one finds the quaint fisherman’s village of “Paternoster” with it’s unique architecture and even more unique local inhabitants.
Urban Legend has it that many years ago a Portuguese ship was shipwrecked off the coast and the survivors said the Lord’s Prayer or – In Latin – Paternoster – in thanksgiving that they had survived the wreck and had reached dry land.
Outside a local store stood this old fisher’s boat that someone had filled with soil and seeds of indigenous flowers.
By accident or design the flowers were orange and yellow.
Alas, the boat is still there but the gardener is no more!
This small oil painting on canvas covered board measures 148 mm x 210 mm.