‘Salty’ – Day 328/365 – R1900

‘Salty’ – Day 328/365 – R1900

Sale Price of Original: R1900

(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)
Inspiration : artist’s own and common licence photography


ORIGINAL COPY POSTED ON INSTAGRAM DURING THE CHALLENGE

You can’t see him in this painting, except for the vague black shadow, but there’s a seal swimming and hunting wildly and playfully in these shallowest of waves.⁠
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The water was perfectly translucent and calm like a mermaid pond, only disturbed by the cresting of a subtle glassy swell and his zig zagging onto the sandy doorstep of where my world meets his.⁠
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This beach walk was a reminder to me to stay awake, stay engaged and stay grateful.⁠
You never know when your world and another being’s will come together in a delightful surprise encounter and then it’ll be the energy of what’s not visible that inspires the painting. ⁠

‘Go Loco’ – Day 222/365 – R1900

‘Go Loco’ – Day 222/365 – R1900

Sale Price of Original: R1900

(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)
Derivative work created with permission from the photographer


ORIGINAL COPY POSTED ON INSTAGRAM DURING THE CHALLENGE

As a certain fish I’m very fond of likes to say ‘We’ve esc-ah-padeeed’ for the long weekend to get some much-needed nature calm away from city life.⁠
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Which brings me to this thought – there’s bad crazy and good crazy. Bad crazy is what becomes of you when you get caught up in everything you are not. Good crazy is the wild, creative, colourful you begging to be set free.⁠
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And if you feel like you’re stuck in ‘bad crazy’ try putting on one of my all time favourite tunes by the Four Tops and having a dance party in your lounge!⁠

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🎶Going Loco Down in Acapulco🎶⁠
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.Hugs x⁠
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.📸@deniscebulec ⁠

‘Salty Sailoress’ – Day 218/365 – R1900

‘Salty Sailoress’ – Day 218/365 – R1900

Sale Price of Original: R1900

(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)
Derivative work created with permission from photographer


ORIGINAL COPY POSTED ON INSTAGRAM DURING THE CHALLENGE

A smooth sea may never make a skillful sailoress, but it sure does look pretty. 🌊🌴⁠
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Just me – painting dreams of summer.⁠
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📸 another @deniscebulec inspiration pic!⁠

‘Skip the Beat’ – Day 194/365 -NFS

‘Skip the Beat’ – Day 194/365 -NFS

Not currently For Sale


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I gave myself a new invigoration challenge – to paint a higher detail miniature with a time limit – just to see what comes of it. It was like making a game out of it.⁠

Although I wouldn’t technically pronounce this painting as done done, I was happy enough to call it.  I’d been grafting all day (on a project I can’t wait to show you guys) and a sundowner beer was calling hard! Ordinarily, I would opt for maximum perfection over downtime, but being gentler to myself is part of my new self-kindness policy ( thanks to everyone who dropped me some sweet AF motivation)⁠
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Here’s what I love about lighthouses and wooden boardwalks, and co-incidentally skipping too…⁠

It’s the constant WITH interval that creates the rhythmic, harmonious flow.⁠

So, the next time you’re feeling stuck – see where you can create some interval for your flow.⁠

Pause, for effect. Literally :)⁠
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📸Painting inspired by another radically beautiful @damien_cape_townshot⁠

‘Path of Perhaps’ – Day 190/365 -NFS

‘Path of Perhaps’ – Day 190/365 -NFS

Not Currently for Sale.


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Perspective is a funny thing. When I saw this pic the first time, it stirred feelings of such lightness and bravery in me. You might look at it and think, WTF – it’s a broken bridge that you can’t get to and that leads to nowhere.⁠
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Perhaps.⁠
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Or perhaps when you commit to your path, not knowing where it leads, but going at it regardless, you inadvertently dismantle the bridge behind you.⁠
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If that’s you standing on the edge, wondering, what the heck now, just take a moment and fill your lungs with that calm, sweet air, enjoy the stillness around you and take comfort in the truth that you chose to be here. Because deep down you wanted to dismantle old bridges.⁠
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This is the thing about wildness, and why we seek it so. The allure of not knowing if a boat, a dolphin or a thunderstorm awaits you is the very reason you’re called to pursue your ‘path of perhaps’.⁠

This exquisite moment, captured by @damien_cape_town, will be one of a triptych I’m working on inspired by his epic photography. Stick around to see which other paths present themselves.⁠
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