Watercolour stories

What is a watercolour?

Some lines, some colours on paper?


But the paper, the colour, the brush – each has a story.

The artist, the subject, the moment in time.
Each bring a small part to a slice of history.
Perhaps this slice is just a backwater to the grand flow of events in the world.
But it is a story none-the-less.

And here are some of my watercolour stories:

Light is Sweet

The SJQ Watercolour Newsletter opens a window for fresh air.  Just a glimpse of the view through the eyes and hands of the watercolourist.

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Route 44 Market

Audacia Farm is a great venue for Route 44 Market.    People would come from all over Cape Town for food, [...]

Helderberg Reserve

Helderberg mountain is our iconic peak looking over Somerset West, the basin and the farms along the Route 44


Tshwane is the new name for Pretoria

Camping Tech

Anything designed for effective functioning has a special kind of beauty. And this is no better illustrated in the technology we carry on our backs when we hike and camp.

Ladybrand Road

There is a long gentle uphill road from the border post at Maseru to the main road in to Bloemfontein. People usually bustle their way on. But there is this tantalising turn-off to the right a couple of kms from the border, onto a dirt road.

Cats and Dogs

"Dogs look up to you and cats look down on you. But pigs! Pigs look you straight in the eye." - Winston Churchill

Sketching People

There is something compelling about the immediacy of painting people in a public, uncontracted setting.

Ebb & Flow

Ebb and Flow is a pleasant campsite on the Touw River just upstream from the Town of Wilderness

Noordhoek Corner

Noordhoek is a popular surf spot for the surfers in Southern Peninsula. It is also a popular hangout for Great Whites - and it is a great place to paint watercolours.

Triggerfish Brewery #1

Triggerfish Brewery at Paardevlei makes excellent craft beer and are a destination for good food and local music.  The Brewery is [...]


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