Christo

Christo Delport is an artist that is wild about life. To see how he tells the story of life in oils visit: christodelportart.com

Waiting

I can feel the excitement building inside me, my heart is pounding – no sweaty palms, my hands feel steady – I am so ready for this! Even closer now, just one more step… In a moment I will lift the camera, I will hear the the krrrrrr of high speed drive when I press …

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In progess…

Every painting is a work in progress- just like me. As I go along I add more detail with every layer. If I go in the right direction the painting gradually makes more sense and things start falling in place. Sometimes as I go along – with good intentions – I start deviating from where …

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Starry Night

I crawled out of the little tent. I was surrounded by darkness. No campfire. My hand lightly brushed against the outside of the canvas, it was wet with dew. I looked around, my eyes still adjusting to the African night. Suddenly I became aware of his ghost-like presence… He was looking intently at me with …

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Up close…

The windows were open.  The early morning freshness was still in the air, the bush around us basked in golden light.  We had parked the camper-van slightly to the left in the small dirt road.  The only sounds inside the van were the bubbly voices of the kids playing on the bed close to the …

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Moonlight

I opened my eyes.  I had gone from a deep sleep to being wide awake in an instant.  No traffic, no city lights … the silence was deafening.  I was wide eyed, listening.  Then I heard it – the huff huff huff of a jackal.  His mate answered in the distance.  Suddenly the night was …

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The race

When I am spending hours working on a painting I often think about life.  These silver gulls always seem to be chasing after something.  When they get there they often find that there wasn’t much there after all and they start chasing after something else again – the cycle is endless.  It reminded me of …

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Lion’s eyes

A lion’s eyes are designed to function in darkness.  Lions can move around with ease in the dead of night when we would be stumbling around.  When some animals are anxiously waiting for the break of dawn, they are out hunting, enjoying life, doing all the things that lions like to do.  “The eyes are …

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