Fynbos abundance: Everlastings and Leucadendrons

Title: Fynbos abundance: Everlastings and Leucadendrons
Size:  600mm diameter
Medium: Oil paint on stretched canvas (ready to hang)
Year:  2020

This 600 diameter oil painting is titled:  Fynbos abundance:  Everlastings and Leucadendrons

In this painting, I focused on the striking, white Cape Snow Everlastings that sparkle on Table Mountain in the early Summer. I combined these with the bright yellow Leucadendron plants that I love.

My artworks of 2020, stands in stark contrast to the tense year in which we find ourselves – with many challenges and numerous restrictions.

My aim with the paintings were to depict a feeling of freedom and to convey something positive in terms of theme and colour. In these paintings I celebrate the extravagant fynbos Spring in Cape Town and include some of my favourite Fynbos plants: Watsonias; Helichrysums; Gnidias; Pincushions; Leucadendrons and Brunias.

I chose themes like ‘Overflow’ and ‘Abundance’ to put pleasure, colour, hope and freedom back into our lives. I used fynbos plants as inspiration, but deviated from the original colours and shapes, early in the creative process, to portray freedom and abundance through my mark making and strong contrasts – and through this, bring praise to my Creator.

The step-by-step process of creating Fynbos abundance: Everlastings and Leucadendrons