Red Erica and yellow Leucadendron

Title: Red Erica and yellow Leucadendron (Response series)
Size: 800 x 800mm
Medium: Oil on stretched canvas
Year: 2022

In this oil painting, I combined yellow Leucandron (Cone bush) with red Erica flowers. The bright colours create vibrance and life in this strong composition.

When walking in fynbos vegetation, the bright neon yellow of the Leucadendron heads are always striking. Combined with the reds of the Erica flowers, this painting is filled with strong Autumn colours.

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.