Sunday, January 15, 2012

Northwester Approaching

The inspiration for this work came in the form of an image I found in a local magazine, and liking what I saw I decided to climb to the spot (after establishing its exact location with the help of Google earth) and savouring the view, the concept for a canvas was created. This is the second of 2 canvases at different angles from this difficult to reach rocky outcrop with no access paths to it, and it began my fascination with rocks and the incredible detail they offer, especially with the ubiquitous fynbos in close proximity, as well as the lichen in orange, brown and grey. The natural rock pools are a bonus, and of course our beloved Table Mountain in the distance is the proverbial cherry.

Acrylic on canvas. 102 cm x 121 cm