Welcome to this August 2022 edition of Light is Sweet.
“Light is Sweet and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the sun”. Ecclesiastes 11:6
August has come and gone, September is almost over. I have been able to complete one more painting for the calendar. And another, for the cover, is on the board.
Who knows, perhaps if I can focus for a few days, I can still produce a legitimate September newsletter.
Why don’t you pause.
Stop what you are doing.
Step awaaaay from the grindstone.
This edition is short read.
It is after all mostly pictures.
A small chunk out of your month.
Close your eyes.
Take a deep, breath.
Open the mail.
Download the pictures.
Enjoy the read…
And here for your listening pleasure is a piece of music by my friend Mike.
The 2023 Lourens River calendar
Here is the watercolour I completed of the pool not far below the source of the Lourens River:
The slopes up here were a little unstable. To get down here I had to scramble across a scree of jagged quartzite boulders. Very different from the lovely rounded boulders downstream. I wanted to create a watercolour highlighting these lovely round rocks.
Here is a quick peek at the start of the watercolour I want to use for the cover of the calendar:
I wanted to show a scene to highlight those lovely, rounded river boulders as a contrast to the shattered quartzites up in the mountains.