“Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.”
- Rene Daumal
watercolour in Ashrad hot-pressed 300gsm sketch-book (8" x 6")
A couple of months ago some friends invited us to spend a night with them at their place at Hartebeespoort Dam in the North-West Province (South Africa), so we drove over on the Sunday. Monday morning I was up early (we were leaving to go back home at about 9am) and did this sketch from their front lawn. The sun hadn't quite appeared yet and a light mist hung over the dam (not that I managed to capture that!) but the air was clear and crisp and I wished that we could have stayed longer...