Thursday, December 3, 2009

Memory sketch - Kromdraai - Maree

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be."
- Anne Frank (1929 - 1945)

Misty Landscape in Kromdraai

Had to take my car for a service last week, and I always like to leave early so that I miss the early morning traffic - from 6.30am onwards it's absolute mayhem! I left home at 5.30am to be at Landrover at 7.30am and on the way through Kromdraai, the area was thick with early morning mist.

I love the hills of Kromdraai and the memory of those hills clothed in mist stayed with me and I did this sketch from memory once I got home. Worked quickly to capture the sunrise and the misty-ness of the scene before it eluded me.

What started off as an ordinary, rather bothersome drive, turned into an early-morning drive to remember!


  1. I love the way details missing from a memory painting leave space to feeling and atmosphere, expressed by the colours. And it's a beautiful citation.

  2. Thank you SO much for the lovely comment!

  3. What a lovely memory...and wonderful quote. They go together as if made for eachother.

  4. Thank you Kate. Sometimes things just seem to fit, don't they?


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