Saturday, September 15, 2012


Like many Capetonians, I have an affinity with the iconic Table Mountain, and have painted it in many moods and positions. Here the upper cable station is depicted emerging from the mists that sometimes hide the mountain from view, with another icon from yesteryear, the Harvard (Texan T6) trainer, which graced our skies from the 1940's. Since they were retired and sold off from active service as pilot trainers, they have appeared in various colour combinations, the one here adding extra vividness to the rocky backdrop under a midday sun.
Perhaps a natural progression would be to take this view and paint it at different times during the day, highlighting light and shade variations, similar to the way in which Monet painted Rouen Cathedral in its many different moods.

Acrylic on canvas
76 x 100cm