In this July 2023 edition of Light you can see:
- Another watercolour in the 2023 False Bay project.
- Some portrait demos for the watercolour class
- A small adventure to The Place of No Return
- An update to a Commissions posting on my blog
All accompanied by another piece of guitar music from Mike.
Close your eyes and take a deep, breath.
This is my latest painting for the 2023 project. This is Bikini Beach in Gordon’s Bay. I will probably do this view again or at least will touch up with some serious darks.
I was thinking about another False Bay view and realised I had no paintings of The Pipe. Which is not good enough. Therefore here is a view from the boardwalk at The Pipe – looking over to the Hottentots Holland above Gordon’s Bay.
You can see the collection at the link below:
HWe have been working on Portraits in the class and I have been doing some demonstrations in the class and in the evening.
“Light is Sweet” is the official SJQ Watercolour newsletter.
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The 2023 False Bay project may well form the basis for a 2024 Calendar. If you know of organisations who offer year-end gifts to their clients please let me know or show them the page about “Calendar Projects”. And drop me a note. The clients who gave away the 2023 calendars received positive feedback from their clients. Thank-you
In July my consulting work took me to Accra in Ghana. While I was there I was able to visit Osu Castle. Nii Okaijah who took me for a drive around the city told me there is written above a gate in the wall “The Door of No Return”. This is just one of the slave castles on this coastline. I did the watercolour sitting on a beautifully constructed breakwater, protecting fishing boats pulled up on the shore.
Watercolours on Commission
I have engaged the services of Hagen to tighten up how SJQ Watercolour is presented online. As I reworked the Home page I realised I do not have a posting about commissions and have just created a first draft which I will keep updated.
Well there goes July 2023