A Traveller's Gallery

Portfolio: Southern Africa

Dead Vlei

Dead Vlei

I made a trip to Namibia in 2005, this painting is derived from a number of different photos that I firstly transcribed into a layout sketch. It seeks to depict the stark beauty of the dead acacia trees, some still standing and some now fallen in the Dead Vlei salt pan near Sossulvlei. The view is enhanced by the perfect curves of the salmon coloured dunes in the background. Pastel and acrylic original.

Original
Pastel on Paper
56cm x 76cm