Pink Watsionias and Lion’s head

Title: Pink Watsonias and Lion’s head (Response series)
Size: 1100 x 1100mm
Medium: Oil on stretched canvas
Year: 2022

Lion’s head is part of Table Mountain in Cape Town. It is shaped like a lion and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. I love to walk on the mountain paths around the lion. The view of this painting, however, is from the Saddles side of Table Mountain where I often hike. Here the pink Watsonia flowers bloom abundantly in Spring and Summer. Lion’s head can be seen through the Watsonias as a backdrop with the see behind it. What a lovely place Cape Town is!

Watsonia flowers are especially close to my heart. (My first home as a baby was in Watsonia Street in George, Western Cape.)

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.