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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Another lanscape needing a name

As Yet Untitled, 80cm x 60cm x 4cm, Oil on Canvas

Sunday, August 21, 2011


These are two landscapes I completed yesterday.
As you can see, the styles are quite different. I'm trying different things to see if I can find something that works for me and gets me excited.  The first two I did attracted a bit of attention and I was told were very sellable, but I still want to experiment a bit. Hence these.
Anyway, these two don't have titles yet.
The first one I did out of my head. The second is a scene from the Eastern Cape.
Would you like to help name them for me? 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Diamond Days

See, I listen. :)
I made the sea a little greener and the waves a little greyer here and there.
It is now complete and I have added to the website. http://www.carlverster.com/diamond-days/
Actually there is one thing that I might still do to it. A light burnt umber or yellow ochre glaze over the whole thing could look interesting.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mother Load

You may or may not know that my mother is an artist too. In fact my interest in art is largely as a result of my mothers interest in art. Her preferred medium is watercolours, which, as you know is a medium I find rather intimidating. Although I have dabbled with watercolours I find them to be the artistic equivalent of tightrope walking without a net. It's too instant, too permanent and doesn't give me the freedom to change and let the painting alter in mid process.
My mom has had training with several well known water colour artists such as Richard Rennie and, although she has made no real effort to market her work I think her work is really very good. At the risk of being nepotistic, take a look at some of the quick little sketches for hers that I got my hands on.

Friday, August 5, 2011


I have been in an artistic slump for a while. Its hard for me to paint without a cheerleader. That says a lot about my head i know, but there it is.
Well, you know that I have always said that I don't do landscapes. I really generally find them to be too boring. Well I have for a short while now been compelled to try my hand at them. I seem to be unable to avoid a challenge; especially when I can hear my muse's voice in my head saying "Go for it!". So I have made up my mind that I will do a few, just to see how it goes.
I will naturally cast my own spin on them and try and do what I do with my seascapes and reflect something more than just land.
I have ideas. Let's see if I can pull it off.
Think of me as I break new ground ...