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Kalk Bay And Fish Hoek Cape Town South Africa 2006
Painting - Oils On Canvas
Southerly view of the rocks at Kalk Bay and Fish Hoek along the False Bay coast. The fishing harbor at Kalk Bay has been the traditional fish market for the city of Cape Town and the Peninsula for hundreds of years. Although the quota of fish taken out of the ocean has been drastically reduced due to overfishing in the past, many families here still live off the ocean, supplying fresh fish and the best snoek (Baracouta) and chips in the world. I have come across quite a few fish shops like this around the world who all profess to sell the best fish and chips.
This is the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula leading south to Simondstown and Cape Point. A clear day finally arrived after four days of solid rain which prevented me from painting. On the fifth day though, clear skies saw an early morning start, but disrupted during mid afternoon when the blustering south easter wind blew onshore and created some difficulty. These strong seasonal winds in the Cape rivals that of Provence in southern France, but it also adds to the unique character of the Cape Peninsula.
This canvas certainly portrays the movement of the sea and rugged coastline I used to visit as a child. It is here that my family spent summer holidays by the coast. Painted on a very windy day with clear skies and early summer temperatures.
November 21st, 2008
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