On Monday 7 February our plein air group got together at Groot Constantia Wine Estate – one of the most favoured plein air venues – for a wonderful morning of sketching and painting.
It is a gorgeous setting, with an abundance of scenes to paint and draw, whatever your preference. There are mountains in the distance with the vineyards and trees closer by, as well as the Cape Dutch buildings and the duckpond.
Although the day was hot, there was lovely spreading shade under the old oaks, with lush lawns to settle on, so everyone was comfortable.
There was much experimentation with different media and discussion afterwards, as we gathered for coffee at the Jonkershuis restaurant at about midday.
A truly delightful way to spend a morning and of course we’ll be back to do it again. If anyone would like to join the plein air group, please email Sonja Frenz – email@example.com – and she’ll add your name to the whatsapp group.