Overberg Landscapes

Overberg Landscapes is an ongoing series of oil paintings incorporating views from the villages of Stanford and Baardskeerdersbos and nearby farms.

These small landscapes offer a postcard of the Overberg to take home with you and hang on your wall, a window of sorts, into the views of this part of the world.

View from the Villa, Goodwill Mountain Farm, Stanford, by Tracy Algar

View from the Villa, Goodwill Mountain Farm – SOLD

My work in this series started in 2021, shortly after we were released from our strict lockdown in South Africa. It began as a response to being kept inside for such a long time. I went outside and drew and painted.

You can see my drawings on my Sketchbook page.

At first I was starting the paintings en plein air, and finishing them at home. Once my stamina for being out increased, and I learned the alla prima technique, I began to finish my paintings out in the field.

I keep these paintings small, for manageability out in the field, and also to make it possible to finish a painting in the time that I can stay out there.

The larger paintings in this series are painted in my studio from sketches, photographs and memories.

2021 – present