Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Just returned from South Africa where we had two days walking with Charlie Crowther-Smith my old school friend, and others, on the "Bushmans wilderness trail" in the Kruger National Park. Here's a quick painting of a ' Koppie' (small rocky hill) outside of 'Bushmans Camp'. Painted at about 2.00pm, no animals were at the waterhole because there'd been much rain so they had other sources - but two eagles were circling above. Our walks and encounters with the wildlife at close quarters is another story .....


  1. Ooh that sounds exciting! I hope you're going to post about your encounters. I'd love to hear about it all. Your painting is beautiful as always! I find it incredibly difficult to paint rocks. You make it look easy.

  2. Thanks Lesley (painting rocks - yes even my set painting looks rocky). We were only there 2 full days so it was tricky to find painting space in between the bush walks and this was a sketch done during siesta time, for a friend there who had her birthday during the trip.