Portchie's Porch by Nicolene Botha

Portchie's Porch

Acrylic on canvas. 809X826mm. Stellenbosch is a beautiful university town near cape Town. In can become quite dreary and wet in the winter. Early one morning, I passed the gallery of the famous painter Portchie, called The Red Teacup. It was a beacon of colour in an otherwise cold and rather unwelcoming street. Of course, I added my chickens, because there is always life in the streets of Stellenbosch!
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lovely street scene,especially with the chickens
over 2 years ago
Thank you. It is a pretty town, though!
over 2 years
very bright painting with great clean, clear detail
over 2 years
I appreciate your kind remarks.
over 2 years
this is fun...nice work
over 2 years
Thank you!
over 2 years
Another creative masterpiece. I love your theme and style!
over 2 years
Ohhh, how I love those words "creative masterpiece"! Thanks Rosa!
over 2 years
This is an unusual composition, but that is a good thing.
over 2 years
It is not everybody's cup of tea, but I usually draw smiles.
over 2 years
very cool
over 2 years
Well, it WAS winter ;p ... Hehehe, thank you kindly!
over 2 years
This is so nice with the rooster in the forground. Lovely colors. Love it. Anne Marie.
over 2 years
Thank you, Anne Marie!
over 2 years
Great street scene and love your chooks. Warm regards susie
It made me smile
over 2 years
I'm so glad it makes you smile - that is the effect I am going for!
over 2 years
This seems like a roster shopping day. Great having the gallery in the background. Looks painstaking adding those wonderful works. Like how the two white one are window shopping together.
over 2 years
It was rather tough getting the paintings in the gallery right. The painting between the two pillars is done in the style of the painter Portchie , although it is not a copy of his work. Right under the "y" of "gallery" is a portrait of Portchie himself. He saw this painting and said it was very well done \:D/
over 2 years
beautiful and excellent job
over 2 years
Tgus us an adorable piece. I'm one of those ladies with chickens in her kitchen and this painting would just fit thousands of kitchens. Well painted, great detail and a wonderful sense of humor. Charming! Laurel
over 1 year
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Nicolene BothaI was born on 11 January 1962 in Pretoria, South Africa. The second of four children, I often escaped into my own world, drawing whatever I saw around me.

Next to drawing, I loved reading and writing, as this too carried me off to faraway places with strange sounding names. While I loved art, journalism offered more career opportunities. After qualifying as a journalist at the Unversity of Stellenbosch, I worked as a reporter and editor at several publications. In this time I married, and after the birth of my two children, Nina and Marco, I commenced my studies and eventually obtained a doctorate in journalism.

All this time, painting was the one of the things that kept me going. It was my friend and my therapist in times when my...
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