Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Peace, Hope and Survival

It's been 4 years since I last visited this special place, and when commissioned to create a painting of this scene, I offered to take the buyer there, but due to one of the most devastating fires the area has seen last year, I hoped that some of it might have escaped being destroyed. As we approached, the burnt out fynbos bore witness to the damage done, but as we approached the area we were greeted by the most beautiful Crassula with the iconic Table Mountain butterfly fluttering nearby. As we climbed the final rock face, we were met by a scene of beauty, completely pristine, with all the fynbos intact and having survived the ferocity of the flaming apocalypse. The only casualty was a Watsonia, from natural causes, but I am told it is now being naturally replaced by a new one.

Acrylic on cotton 85 x 150cm
Commission (sold)