24 – The Charcoal Seller at Meyers – “In the mid 60s I remember charcoal fires burning everywhere with that evocative smell of Africa, and every house had its coal pot in which most cooking was done, including the wonderful Goat Stew which was a favorite at weddings. The first charcoal pit I saw was at Meyers on the Ridge Road, which is where I have placed my Charcoal Seller. Her house has pieces of felt nailed over the boards to help keep out the rain. The roads which met on the corner were unpaved tracks. On the bottom right is a Petrea vine with its beautiful sprays of flowers and the rough leaves which were used instead of sandpaper,” the artist relayed about the above painting.
- May 1st, 2013