Bergplaas Long View

Bruce Backhouse
Bergplaas Long View
Oil on canvas
90 x 130cm
2015- 2018
unframed

This gives an example of my so-called methodology. Keeping a sketchbook is the best habit an artist can have. From small scale sketchbook drawings, large scale oils evolve.
With everything in between.

If there’s such a thing as a favourite view in the Karoo, this is it for me. I’ve painted it more than any other location. Bergplaas is the farm where I do my Watercolour Workshop.

Until recently, this particular viewpoint, wherever you looked, showed no sign of human intervention. No telephone poles, no roads, no fences, no beacons. Now, if you look carefully on a clear day, you’ll see the Noupoort wind turbines 60kms away on the horizon.

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