Painting in the post 909

I love a little interiors painting. I don’t often paint them but do love them. A little interior painting leaves me feeling like I might be a fly on the wall, observing. It gets me wondering “What just happened here?” or “What is about to happen?”  In Covid lockdown an amazing British interiors artist on…

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Paintings in the post 908

Two weeks ago it was Andrew and my 22nd wedding anniversary and my Mum gave me a beautiful bunch of roses. These same roses are still in full bloom although the heads are pretty full and heavy and I suspect they are about to drop petals soon. So like many little memorable moments in my…

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These strawberries were saved from the monkeys. The monkeys have been feasting on all the new Spring shoots in the garden and while I don’t begrudge them food, I’ve been pretty irritated because they can be so destructive too. We’ve had to try monkey-proof as much as possible in the hopes that they will feast…

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Paintings in the post 906 camellia

I’m enjoying the last of the winter Camellias in my garden. They actually originate from Asia and I’m not sure it’s really cold enough in Durban for them but I’m grateful for my abundantly flowering shrub. They are known as the ‘Queen of winter flowers’ and for good reason! They bring such a beautiful pop…

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Paintings in the post 905

Something a little different from my garden this week for my little painting study. I posted the photo below on Instagram stories and asked if anyone could guess what I would be painting from my garden. Only a few said “Strawberries” but I’ll forgive those of you that thought it would be flowers because we…

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Paintings in the post 904 poppies

I have POPPIES growing in my garden. I’m sorry if this is starting to sound like the garden diaries but since my love for flowers inspires most of my work, sharing the bounties of my garden is exciting…especially when we have POPPIES!   I’ve never grown poppies before. I read a tip that for warmer climates…

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paintings in the post 903 protea

A bunch of proteas currently in my studio were actually, for once, not purchased as a muse for me. Although I couldn’t help but steal some time with them for a little paint study in my paint box.  They were actually purchased for my daughter who is currently in her final year of school and…

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Paintings in the post sunflower 902

Mother Nature is a wonderful teacher… Did you know that sunflowers always turn their heads towards the sun and grow towards the light? A friend told me the other day that in the sunflower fields when there is no sun they turn to face and grow towards one another. WOW! We can learn a lot from sunflowers!…

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Paintings in the post 901

The protea has long been a symbol of rebirth and beauty. It has mythological associations to change and transformation and symbolizes courage and diversity. The protea has been known to emerge from wildfire with extravagant colours. The dormant buds survive wildfires only to emerge stronger. Their root system allows them to survive even the toughest…

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Paintings in the post by Heidi Shedlock

My Mum-in-law, Jean Shedlock turned 83 this week. That needs celebrating.  Happy birthday love and wishes to a special lady! She is fortunately fit and healthy but has had to have shoulder surgery recently. This meant that due to Covid restrictions we have been unable see her, unable to celebrate, give birthday hugs or even…

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