Monday, August 8, 2011

Sunset at Seronga

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Sunset at Seronga is my latest painting, I started painting it last Friday, and finished it on Saturday.The village of Seronga is located in a very isolated  part of northern Botswana.I traveled there last week on work,its about 450 km from were I stay in Maun.The Journey involves using a ferry to cross the main river that feeds the Okavango Delta at Mohembo.The ferry can take about four cars at a time and the trip lasts about 10 minutes.Since we were pulling a trailer we also had much fun and games trying to reverse our way off the ferry, and ended up unhitching the trailer just to get it off.

Once we we were on the other side of the river we still had 110km to travel before we reached the village of Seronga This was no smooth going ,the graveled  road was so badly corrugated that I was only able to drive 40 to 60 km per hour .It took us almost 3 hours to travel what should have taken an hour .We eventually arrived late in the evening and after searching awhile around the village ,and getting a bit lost we finally found the place where we would spend the night.

We were very happy to have arrived, and to have a safe place where we could sleep the night ,we even had running water and electricity from a generator.(In Africa this is a big plus).But the memory that really remains in my mind from that trip, was watching the setting sun in front of our thatched and reed chalets.It was not only the setting sun that made it special, but it was also the relaxed peaceful atmosphere.Even the two boys who were fishing couldn't disturb the peace, in fact they just added to it .

Sunset paintings

13 comments:

Lydie said...

Beautiful scene, the tranquility of the places is well reflected in your painting.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thanks Lydie

Studio at the Farm said...

Roger, what a wonderful and beautiful painting! And you story is fascinating. Thank you for posting it.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thanks Kathryn ,and glad you liked the story.

Watercolorist said...

The painting is exquisite and the story makes it all the more interesting. At first I thought it was a photograph.
Jean

H.K Studio said...

This is beautiful Roger, the colour in the sky and water is gorgeous.

Art with Liz said...

You live in one of my favourite parts of Africa - just look at that!

martinealison said...

Un bel endroit...
gros bisous

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thank you all for your great comments, they are much appreciated.

belle said...

very good one indeed. i admire the view of the sunset, incredible... keep it up.

Karen said...

Roger, Wonderful painting and I love reading about Africa

Liliana said...

Bellos trabajos en tu blog!
Un saludo
Liliana

BrandNewStudio said...

Fascinating work.
It has been delightful
to visit your gallery.
Good Creations