Chapman’s Peak From Noordhoek Commons

30x40cm pastel on panel

As part of the plein air festival in Noordhoek, I painted this view of Chapman’s Peak from the Noordhoek Commons. It began to rain while I was painting, so I had to tilt my easel so that the rain would only hit the back and not cause the pastel to run. I was rewarded for my perseverance when the sun broke through and lit up the side of the mountain.