Art South Africa Exhibition 2019

This year, I have once again been invited to exhibit at the annual Art South Africa Exhibition. Selected South African Artist exhibit for 7th June – 11th August 2019 at the tranquil Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Each invited professional artist will have two stands and be able to have their own portfolio stand. This show will host a variety of mediums and styles.  This exhibition allows each artist to showcase their beautiful works of art.

Don’t miss this one, make a day trip to view beautiful art and breathtaking gardens.

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Art SA Exhibition



Breathtaking Seascape Murals

Local Artist Di White painted two breathtaking murals at her home, Penny Lane Lodge in Somerset West. She used mostly Acrylic wall paint and 2 large hardware brushes as well as a rigger brush.

Landscape Mural by Artist Di White at Penny lane Lodge
Landscape Mural by Artist Di White at Penny Lane Lodge

Di White is a well known and loved artist in Somerset West, Di is also the owner of Bright Street Gallery. Were examples of her work are currently on display and offered for sale.

"On the Rocks" By Diane White, Acrylic on Canvas, R3 500,00
“On the Rocks” By Diane White, Acrylic on Canvas, R3 500,00

Di just finished another lovely Seascape for the annual Art Sout Africa Exhibition Opening 9 June 2019 at Kirstenbosch Gardens. 

" Seascape II" by Di White
” Seascape II” by Di White, available to view and purchase at Art South African Exhibition 9 June at Kirstenbosch Gardens

Eye of The Beholder Exhibition

Please join me for the Opening of Eye of the Beholder Group exhibition on

12 October 2018, 18h30 at Bright Street Gallery, 33 Bright Street, Somerset West.

Here are some of my works on display.



Art South Africa Exhibition 2018

Art SA Exhibition is on from 8 June- 5 Aug 2018 at the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens 



This exhibition showcases selected South African Professional Artists. Each artist has two stands and a portfolio stand on display. This show hosts a variety of mediums and styles and is worth seeing.

So plan a ‘soul day’ come see great art and have a picnic in the tranquil gardens.

Love Di

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African Colours Exhibition

A stunning opening with a vibrant atmosfere, feeling the rhythm of Africa!

African Colours Art Exhibition – a group exhibition, of selected contemporary local, established and upcoming artists – Celebrating our colourful vibrant and very diverse nation with a sense of wonder and pride. Was successfully openend on the evening of Friday the 13th of April at 6.30pm.

African Colours Flyer

A picture in my own little gallery space at bright Street Gallery



Di White painting tips

A demo for the local art society

Last weekend I had the pleasure of being invited to the Western Cape Artists’ Society AGM to do a demonstration once the meeting business had been completed.

The title of my demo was “Acrylics in a loose and vibrant way” and over the course of the demo I worked between two paintings, one on stretched canvas and the other on 300gsm Waterford watercolour paper.

My materials were Lucas acrylic paints which I have started using only quite recently, and find nicely free-flowing to use, and my special favourite FW Ink. At this point I should mention Cape Town art supply shops Artsauce and Deckle Edge who rushed supplies of white FW Ink to my door in the week prior to the demo!

The other thing I should point out is that I used harvested rainwater which I had collected from my garden that morning (this being the drought-stricken Western Cape!)

I started with the canvas which I used (as usual) without any preparation. Using a flat brush I applied some Red and Lemon Yellow FW Ink to give a glow to the background of the painting. The FW Inks are very strong and long lasting which is why I favour them above other products.

While I was waiting for this to dry a little, I started on the watercolour paper. I had taped the paper onto a board, but otherwise had not stretched or prepared the paper, if the paper does wrinkle I have a way to deal with this (see my Watercolour Painting Tips). I started off with Lemon Yellow ink and a little Red, using a scrubbing action with my flat brush. Then I applied quite a lot of water. Next I went in with some Navy Blue ink, to create some depth.


Returning to the canvas I applied Prussian Blue ink, diluted with a little water, immediately followed by Prussian Blue acrylic paint to emphasise the contrast between light and dark. At this stage the ink and paint started to run, but I never worry about this as I always have paper towels on hand to blot with, or I can always paint out with white. Then I applied more black and blue to form the shapes of the trees and added highlights in the water using ordinary white PVA paint from the hardware store. By stepping back I judged where the reflections from the trees should go.



Back to the paper, and I mixed Navy Blue with Black and water to get a misty feel. Then using a rigger I made very strong lines to define the trees. I had to stop at this point as the paper needed to dry before I could go any further. This is the painting which I finished back in my studio.

finished painting on wc paper

I was just able to do a little more work on the canvas using FW Ink in White to define the trees. Finally, I mixed Black ink with acrylic and applied with my rigger to add grasses and more reflections. The finishing touches were done back in my studio the following day.