Wednesday, December 26, 2007


On my first trip to South Africa, I found the art world in Durban particularly appealing. I especially enjoyed an art cooperative called the Bat Center, and I made some purchases. I fell in love with this vibrant watercolour, brought it home, had it framed, and hung it above my fireplace. I treasure it. Crazy Cow at Durban Daily Photo has posted a number of photos of the building and some of the art work for sale there. Go see some of the photos, starting here.


  1. I can see why you love this one so much. Its beautiful! African art is bold yet simple, and always with such beautiful colours.

    Thanks for the links to my blog.

  2. I really do like that water colour print. Its so vibrant and you captured it so well.
    Hope you had a nice Christmas and now you can get ready for Mexico.
    Can I come too?

  3. un beau tableau et ses couleurs nous réchauffent.
    A beautiful painting and colors we warmed up.

  4. Anonymous5:03 AM

    The painting is nice and vibrant, Kate. I like it. I also went to the linked blog and left a comment there.

  5. In many ways you can't beat the brushes for creating really vibrant colours without making it look a bit to much. It is easy to do the last with a camera.

  6. Oh My....I can see why you fell in love with is Gorgeous!

  7. The painting is something to treasure along with the memory.

    Merry Christmas.

  8. That is colorful. I can see why you like it.

  9. Very nice & colorful - very intense colors for a water color.

  10. What a beautiful piece of art! I can see why you like it.

    Do you paint, by any chance?


    Hi Kate!

    Belated Merry Christmas!

    Now you've gone and done it!

    I need to PAINT A WATERCOLOR!!!! LOL!

    Hope you're having a great holiday season!

    I'm gonna try not to be such a stranger anymore!!!

    You're all my virtual family ya know! ;)

    HUGS! And stay warm!


  12. Love those vibrant colours. Amazing to know they are watercolours. Not suprised you love it knowing your love of those marvellous colour in Mexico.

  13. This print is the kind that triggers a lot of fantasies in ones mind. It reminds me of my childhood days.

  14. I love Africa. I have been to South Africa twice. I wish I could live there!

    Happy New Year to you and to your family!

  15. oh it is so lovely, the bright colours must be a friendly daily reminder of warm sunny days and the fascinating vibrancy of our "rainbow nation", as Archbishop Desmond Tutu called it!


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