Abstract Watsonia

Title: Abstract Watsonia (Response series)
Size: 600 x 600mm
Medium: Oil on stretched canvas
Year: 2022

After the previous fire season in the Cape, nature erupts with bulbous flowers. Watsonia flowers are especially close to my heart. (My first home as a baby was in Watsonia Street in George, Western Cape.) I love the bright orange flames of Watsonia Tabularis that is so beautiful on Table Mountain.

In this painting I used bold colours and free brush strokes to depict this special fynbos plant.

This work is part of my “Response series”.

“Response” is a series of oil paintings created from a place of abundance and deep gratitude.  The lyrics of the song “Gratitude”, by Brandon Lake, resonate with me: “I’ve got one response, I’ve got just one move…”. 

I have but one response to abundance and goodness – and that is a thankful life.
Every brush stroke comes from within and is intuitively applied to the canvas as an act of thankfulness. Each artwork an anthem of praise. I find pleasure in expressing my gratitude in this way.  

As the fynbos in creation brings praise to its Creator by being what it is: plants that grow, flower, and flourish in all conditions – so I will bring praise by being who I am created to be: an artist. 

My art is my gratitude.