We have wonderful friends who moved to Europe 16 years ago.  Needless to say that we only saw them about 6  times over the years.  Each time the children were older and in a new phase. At least keeping contact is easier now with emails.  Sixteen years ago we still mailed letters. With the BY AIRMAIL/PER LUGPOS  sticker on the envelope.

In 2003 they visited us in Yzerfontein and we spend a lovely day in Paternoster.  I painted this picture of Marike (then 10 years old) building her name with shells in the sand.

Today Marike turned 16.  Where they now live in Australia it is already tomorrow.

Happy Birthday Marike!



oil on canvas

Categories: oil painting, people, portrait | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments

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4 thoughts on “Marike

  1. I love the delicate way you have rendered this special piece – very beautiful

  2. butterflyhands

    Thanks Stephen.

  3. Beautiful Cecily…hope you hgave sent them this link!

  4. Pingback: For Rita… who can’t be in Paternoster today. | ButterflyHands

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