Thursday, February 26, 2009

action painting

"Carnival" - an action painting in contrast to the more detailed and realistic style i normally paint - this one is done in accrylics 

Sunday, February 22, 2009

oops ...

I followed the pattern every step -- look at the armholes ! Something terribly went wrong ...

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Anneke and I attended a fresh produce and organic market (a first in Paarl) this morning and exhibited some of our oil paintings. The market had a lovely vibe with a accordionist playing cafe music. Many people showed interest in the paintings and for us it was quite an experience to observe the people and what interest them. We enjoyed freshly roasted coffee and cool weather.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Drakenstein Art Society -- February Newsletter

Die kwik staan vandag op 37 grade Celsius en dit is behoorlik warm! Ons mag nie kla nie, want ons het tot dusver ‘n wonderlike, gematigde somer gehad. Ek hoop dat die Drakenstein kunstenaars elkeen op sy eie gebied aan’t KOOK is!

Ons het ‘n propvol en baie interessante program vir Februarie 2009 en ek wil julle aanmoedig om so veel as moontlik van ons aanbiedinge by te woon.

Donderdag, 12 Februarie om 10h00 by die Breytenbachsentrum: Manfred Zylla Videovertoning en portretstudie demonstrasie. GRATIS
Donderdag, 12 Februarie om 19h00 by die Breytenbachsentrum: Opening van Manfred Zylla se uitstalling “Woodcut Portraits of Saron Locals and Icons” GRATIS
Donderdag, 19 Februarie om 19h00 by die Breytenbachsentrum: Aanbieding en lesing deur Trevor Cleeveley oor Kleurteorie. GRATIS
Saterdag, 21 Februarie 14h00 tot 16h30: Pewter werkswinkel aangebied deur Terzia Lochner van die SA Pewter Academy R35 vir lede en R80 vir nie-lede

Manfred Zylla works in a wide range of media including painting, drawing and woodcuts. He sees himself as social commentator and uses his art as a tool to demonstrate and illustrate shortcomings and inequalities within his society, be that Germany or South Africa. He lives and works in both countries. This exhibition consists of a body of woodcut portraits of Saron Locals and Icons.

Kunstekaap het ‘n vennootskap gesluit met Drakenstein en Matsikama munisipaliteite en Manfred Zylla se uitstalling is ‘n uitvloeisel van Kunstekaap se landelike projek.

Trevor Cleeveley is bekend daarvoor dat hy deeglike navorsing doen oor sy gekose onderwerp en sy aanbieding oor kleurteorie sal jou nie teleurstel nie.

Die Pewter werkswinkel behels ‘n demonstrasie en toepassing van die lae reliëfmetode. Elke deelnemer sal die geleentheid kry om ‘n groot vuurhoutjiedosie met pewter te versier. Terzia se werkswinkels was baie gewild by Keenoncrafts en haar program is so vol dat Saterdag 21 Februarie die enigste datum was hierdie kwartaal wat haar gepas het. Bespreek asseblief voor 18 Maart.

The pewter workshop is subsidized by the Drakenstein Art Society and would normally costs R75. Each participant will take a finished product home. Refreshments will be served and it is important to book before 18 March 2009. This workshop will only take place if 10 or more people book in advance.

Bookings can be made by phoning me on 082 862 3649 or 021-8642530 or send me an e-mail:

Woody Allen (bekende rolprentmaker, akteur en draaiboekskrywer) het gesê:
“Eighty percent of success is showing up”.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

home sweet home

Front view of our home at sunset. We have been living in it for 16 years now. A smallish house for 3 generations - father in law of 94, husband and me, and a 10 year old daughter. But we are happy to have each other.

The backyard with the pool for our hot South African summers. The dog, Jessie, also enjoys a cool down. Lize is an outdoor type of girl and enjoys swimming and playing. She was camping this weekend and we missed her tremendously. She came home tired and dirty. Now she is taking a nap. When she wakes we have to get her cleaned and practise for tomorrow's piano lesson.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Strawberries now framed.