Road through the Mopanes

In the recent post entitled, ‘Karoo Interlude’, I mentioned that in my youth, on travels with my family we covered most of Rhodesia; (Zimbabwe) while researching the trees species that were my father’s particular interest. We often travelled in the area between Bulawayo and the Victoria Falls where large forests of Mopane, Teak and Mahogany grew abundantly, as well as many other beautiful trees. This watercolour is reminiscent of those wonderful forests and painting it was a deeply nostalgic process for me !

Mopane Trees.
Road through the Mopanes. Watercolour. 700 x 500 mm



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10 responses to “Road through the Mopanes”

  1. Sue Pownall Avatar

    I really like the sytle you have used on this one and the incrediable amount of detail.

    1. Barbara Avatar

      Thanks Sue, trees are an endless challenge, but it is a satisfying challenge !

  2. John Avatar

    Beautiful. Love the blue colour on the road.

  3. Christo Kritzinger Avatar
    Christo Kritzinger

    What a pleasure for me to say that I am now the proud owner of this outstanding work “Road through the Mopanes”. Found its special place alongside the Big 5 which you did for me probably 20 years ago. Thank you very much Barbara.

    1. Barbara Avatar

      Thank you for your message, I have only just discovered it ! I am glad that you are happy with the Mopane picture !

  4. CathyG Avatar

    Nostalgic for me too, Barabara – beautiful painting!

  5. CathyG Avatar

    Nostalgic for me too, Barbara – beautiful painting!

  6. Dale Keeling Avatar
    Dale Keeling

    Oh how beautiful! Would that I could be there now.

  7. Melodie Avatar

    Beautiful….the trees look so alive…and the light on them…..I just went through your posts again, and your art is incredible….I really love it. You seem to capture the feeling of life in the object, whether i’t a tree or a tiger….I’m in awe…..

  8. Stretch Merrington Avatar
    Stretch Merrington

    Ah yes, to see your painting allows me to recall the trees in their splendor; be it in the Lundi River area, Inyanga or b/t Bulawayo and Vic Falls.
    Thank you for your gift of bringing a smile to many faces.

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