Sojourney – 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

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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 [...]

Anariel #3

This is the latest in the series from Anariels forest stock. you can see the stock here This is watercolour on [...]


Here is the painting I started last night: This is watercolour on 200gm Amedeo paper (A3) here is how it looked [...]


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