‘Zen Cocktail’ – Day 327/365

‘Zen Cocktail’ – Day 327/365

“Be kind and full of love, but have boundaries like a motherf*cker.⁠” – unknown
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Sale Price of Original: R1900

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Inspiration : artist’s own


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Cocktail recipe for a zen painting:⁠
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1 x 30-minute walk on the beach or nature of choice (heart magic)⁠
1 x 15 minute in a repose yoga asana (soul magic)⁠
1 x YouTube audio of Clear Minds: Namaste Music (mind magic)⁠
1 x the colour on your heart painted into a free flow background (visual magic)⁠
1 x a brand new brush you’ve never painted with (surprise creativity magic)⁠
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Method:⁠
1. Leave all ‘f*cks’ at the studio door. ⁠
2. Drink some hot herbal tea.⁠
3. Sit your bum down.⁠
4. Let go and see what happens.⁠
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Today’s painting is inspired by the energy of awesome friends, birds chirping in the garden and a hilarious sign from @faithjuice in Noordhoek Farm Village that read:⁠
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Be kind and full of love, but have boundaries like a motherf*cker.⁠
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I’ll cheers to that.⁠

‘Colour In Fusion’ – Day 326/365 – R1900

‘Colour In Fusion’ – Day 326/365 – R1900

Sale Price of Original: R1900

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


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Still working on those trippy colour blends.⁠
Maybe one day I’ll grow a little tree in that valley?⁠
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Any suggestions for a nice silhouette in there? ⁠
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Smashing Friday to all you lovely lovely hoooooomans and all the caring messages you’ve been sending me.⁠
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You’re giving me all the happy heart vibes! Thank you!⁠
💛🧡💖💜💙🖤⁠

‘Whirl-Windmill’ – Day 325/365 – ON HOLD

‘Whirl-Windmill’ – Day 325/365 – ON HOLD

Sale Price of Original: R1900 (ON HOLD)

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Derivative work created with permission from the photographer


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Ooh, I love the days with numbers that roll off the tongue – like you’re in a rhythm sweet spot. Three Two Five of Three Six Five! Like I could jiggy to that. Know what I mean? 😄⁠
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So this is officially one of the things I struggle most with! These setting sun into darkening night sky blends! ⁠
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And it’s not even as if I don’t know why. Every time I dive in, I try to blend the entire spectrum at the same time. And it always turns to an icky sticky mud. ⁠
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So I put it aside and worked on something else. Today, I tackled it again with new energy. The energy of someone trying to do a million things at once while also painting. Emails, sending off admin, getting designs approved for other projects. HA! And then it hit me that I’d probably get through the gradient of the day’s todo’s far better, if like this sky, I didn’t try to blend them all together at once, but instead transitioned from only one colour into the next once the previous colour or task had set into completion.⁠
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Don’t you love those moments where you feel like you’re wagging your own finger at your own nonsense ways of doing things?⁠
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When you blend steadily and slowly – the sky really is the limit on what you can achieve.⁠
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And just because it was such an aha-moment-sky I added stars in even though you wouldn’t see them with a setting sun. Because why not add more brightness where you can 😄⁠
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Today’s painting inspiration comes from another awesome recently discovered SA nature photographer @daniel.wraith. Check him out – he’s got a great eye! Thanks for the inspiration, dude!⁠

‘Sky poems’ – Day 285/365 – R1900

‘Sky poems’ – Day 285/365 – R1900

Sale Price of Original: R1900

(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)
Inspiration image: artist’s own


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“The poetry of Earth is never dead.’ – John Keats.⁠
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…and the only way to enjoy its rhyme, is to learn to read nature. 💛⁠
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‘Stirring Up Stillness’ – Day 280/365 – R1900

‘Stirring Up Stillness’ – Day 280/365 – R1900

Sale Price of Original: R1900

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


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Even giants, who tread gently cast ripples among the stillest waters.⁠
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If you’re going to take bold steps from your rooted spot, the world around you will react to your shift.⁠

To you, in your immediate surroundings, it might look like disrupting the serene. But from afar, the ripples you cast paint a far more dynamic world around you.⁠
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Keep moving forward, gently, but keep moving.⁠
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📸 some mega beautiful inspiration from @joehanlyy

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