Helichrysum Petiolare

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

I love the splash of light cream colours of the Helichrysum Petiolare against the brown / grey rocks on Table Mountain.

In this painting, I focused on the positive and negative abstract shapes the fynbos plants create. I used subdued grey hues to accentuate the pale creamy white flower heads of this indigenous shrub.

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.