Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Keep out!" - Maree

Creativity occurs in the moment, and in the moment we are timeless.
- Julia Cameron

This farm gate scene is not far from us in Broederstroom, a farm bordering on the Crocodile river, on our way to Hartebeespoort Dam. We stopped to give our puppy a chance to go to the toilet and I was faced with this wonderful gate right in from of me!

To hubby's utmost frustration, I actually hauled out my paint set, collected water from the river and quickly started doing the sketch. The frustration was because it took a bit longer than normal, actually putting in the colour right there - normally I would do a preliminary sketch and finish it off at home - this took me just over half an hour, while Dave and Jacko explored just inside the fence, but we were soon on our way and I fiddled a bit when we got home.

This was done in my Moleskine Folio watercolour sketchbook, 12" x 8".


  1. SO glad you stopped, Maree...and love the quote with this, it's perfect.

  2. I love that you HAD to stop and paint this. It's so lovely and peaceful!!

  3. Thank you Teri, it is peaceful - many people picnic on the banks of the river there.


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