For Amelia R : Celia painting at Tokai Forest Picnic Area on a cloudy Autumn morning

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Comments (5)

Hazel Coetzee on March 27, 2009

Hi to Amelia - this is for you.

I thought of you when I looked at Celia painting tree trunks across the stream which flows down the mountain slopes.

She exactly fits your description of an eccentric lady with paints and artist's clothing - except that she isn't eccentric (well no more than the whole group of us, is - I guess!)

Amelia Royan on March 27, 2009

Now that does look nice :) Thank you dear Hazel, but I suspect that it would be more like long-johns, waterproofs and a woolly hat here. I'd also need a bottom warmer, hand warmer and equipment to keep the water from freezing if I was attempting a water colour. All of which would restrict my movement so much that the painting would be compromised, and you wouldn't be able to see for yourself what a great artist I really am ;-)

Tell Celia she is one lucky woman :)

Greetings, Amelia

© MİNE SAGUNER on March 27, 2009

Wonderful place for painting Hazel !

Best wishes to Amelia :)

John Adamson on March 27, 2009

Hi Hazel, this is a plesant looking place for painting. I guess you are an artist from what you have said before.

I tend to think of wild animals when I thinking of Africa, obviously none too close to this place? Keep safe.

Best wishes to you, John

Hazel Coetzee on March 28, 2009




Thank you all so much for your kind comments and compliments. So much for "watercolours" where you live Amelia - they would turn out to be "icecolours" instead..!! What a fascinating thought that is.

Yes, Mìne and John, it is a lovely painting spot, just above our Townhouse complex, and as for wild animals, we could hear the local troupe of Chacma Baboons barking not far away, so we hurriedly ate our picnic tea before they could pick up the scent. So you see, there's a wild element even in big City suburbs in this country!! (Cape Town +/- 3 million folk) (-;

Cheers, Hazel

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Photo taken in Tokai Forest, Outside, Cape Town, South Africa

Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 27, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Hazel Coetzee
    • Camera: SONY DSC-W90
    • Taken on 2009/03/27 10:37:17
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash