Chart Farm in Newlands is one of our favourite plein air venues and we gathered there again this last Monday, the 16th of November. The weather was lovely and the roses were spectacular.
Some of us found a shady spot and painted the pretty cottage visible over the tops of the rose bushes, while others got up close to the gorgeous roses and yet others concentrated on the beautiful mountain vistas around us.
It was quite busy for a Monday morning, so the cafe was bustling at lunch time, but we were able to have a well-spaced coffee and catch-up after painting and sketching all morning. We had a wonderful time out in the fresh air, surrounded by so much loveliness and the heady scent of hundreds of roses in full bloom.
Thanks Sonja Frenz, for yet another very happy plein air outing. If anyone else would like to join the group, please email Sonja on firstname.lastname@example.org
On Friday the 18th of October, Johan Pieterse arranged an outing to the beautiful Chart Farm – one of SASA members’ favourite venues for plein air painting. Although we were few in number, we had a lovely time.
It was a perfect Cape Town spring day – windless and warm, without being too hot – and the peaceful environment inspired the beginnings of some wonderful work – sorry, no pics of work to show, as none were completed. We drew our inspiration from the amazing views, as well as the close-up details and the glorious scent of roses that surrounded us was an added bonus.
It was a first time outdoor painting experience for some of us, but we share our knowledge and learn from each other all the time and come back for more the next time around.
Thank you Johan. We’re looking forward to the next plein air treat!
We had a very successful plein air outing to Chart Farm – a favourite venue amongst our members and also the CAS members who were invited to join us – on Friday 30 November. It was a beautifully sunny day and everyone came armed with big hats and sunscreen.
Magnificent views surrounded us, from vineyards and mountains to interesting architecture and close-ups of roses. We spread out under the shade of the trees and all through the rose gardens, where the scented blooms added another sensory dimension.
Everyone had wonderful subject-matter choices to make and some just sat for a while, taking it all in before they began.
At lunchtime, we were welcomed at the coffee shop and then there were cut flowers to be bought and the farm stall to be visited.
The day was enjoyed by all and this group of happy artists will definitely be back for more. Thanks, Johan Pieterse, for organising it for us.