Wednesday, 31 August 2016

PIERNEEF

On going through Pierneef images over and over again all I could see were trees and more trees.  I must admit his clouds were the one aspect that I thought were really eye-catching.  To digress, four of us went off to spend a week in Clarens a really small, very arty village right on the border of Lesotho where they were holding a mini-quilt festival. They have no large supermarkets, no banks, mainly art galleries and restaurants - an artists paradise.  While we were there we took a short road trip through the Golden Gate National Park and took a lot of photographs of the very different and beautiful mountain scenery.  On returning home I found this piece that Pierneef painted and decided there and then I was not going to do trees, but actually found that amongst the photographs I had taken the mountains were very similar to this piece of his work.  I tried to find out where he had painted this piece or what it was called but was not able to establish either so this is the piece I was inspired by below.  I did not use his colours but used the colours that are in my photographs, as somehow these seem more realistic/appealing.




 

10 comments:

  1. No trees, but somehow your mountains remind me of trees anyway. Love the field shapes at the base of the cliffs, and your colours.

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  2. You've done a beautiful job of painting the rockface and the sky, Patricia. Even with your stronger palette, there's lots of the Pierneef in your piece.

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  3. Yay, no trees! Your fabrics are beautiful, very pretty piece.

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  4. Fabulous choice of fabrics, great colours and good choice of stitching - if this what Pierneef inspired, then it was well worth it!

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  5. Spot on Patricia. For those that do not know the mountains in that area are known for there brilliance of oranges and browns when the sun catches them.
    Love it.

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  6. What a powerful piece, Patricia. Great choice of colours, shapes and lines. I have driven through the valley and into Clarens many years ago but the scenery is as dramatic and colourful as you have portrayed. Thanks for the memory jolt. Hilary

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  7. The colours are lovely, and like Linda F's, a nice memory of a scene you saw. I love the stitching that you did - it really makes the piece.

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  8. Beautiful job! Inspired by Pierneef, but stands alone as a lovely work of art.

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  9. What a wonderful depiction of the rock formations . You are such an excellent painter on fabric and have used this ability to create a superb picture. Such luck that your visit to Clarens coincided with the Pierneef challenge and wonderful to think that he painted the same scene all those years ago . I really love this piece.

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  10. Lovely. I like the brighter colours - it makes a change in the atmosphere from Pierneefs paintings. I like the stitching that you've done on the cliffs - it brings it to life.

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