False Bay is a beautiful gift to us here in Cape Town.  For the last three years I have worked on some work specifically for exhibition – which I have then used for a calendar for the next year.  My project for this year is False Bay.   In our basin we catch glimpses of this beautiful bay from many different places.  This always gives me a kick.  I grew up in land and still recall how exciting it was to catch first sight of the ocean when we travelled to the coast.  And still when I see the sea when I am moving around here it just feels great.   And of course there are some beaches and bays on the False Bay coastline that are just very special.  So I want to do the watercolours I have in mind.  I also plan to do some field trips to collect more material.

Last week I went out to Pringle Bay which is not far from here – I am still running the diesel out of the bakkie so used the trip to get the engine nice and hot.  I have started the first watercolour from the material I collect there and will put it up in the next edition of Light is Sweet.

I have now completed seven watercolours for this project.  All of these paintings are on 300gm Arches Cold Pressed – 610x460mm.

And here are my other watercolours in the order in which I completed them.

Watercolour of Boulders Beach

The first is of a view from the walk-way above Boulders Beach – looking towards Elsies Peak in Fishhoek.  I have also included a button to the other Boulders paintings.

False Bay Watercolour

The house on Old Stellenbosch Road with a view of False Bay.

watercolour of a fishing boat

The fishing boat K coming in to Kalk Bay to offload their catch.

The Trek-Netters waiting for a shoal of fish at Smitswinkels Bay.

A surfer standing on Muizenberg beach.

A view of Caves Beach in Winter.

Another view of False Bay from our town.  We have a vineyard above the town where people are allowed to walk their dogs.  And there is a beautiful view of the bay.

watercolour of a rocky coast

Here is my latest view of Puddle Rock.  The watercolour is 880 x 1110 mm.  I think this will be a good cover for a 2024 calendar