The Balustrades

The old wooden door, embellished with decorative brass studs and engravings, takes me through to a shady entrance hall, (we call it the Dehrees) and a small, sweet courtyard with a wooden bench under the shade of the colorful bougainvillea tree. The staircase curves up to the sunny rooftop- mainly used to dry clothes.


The sun shines down and the bulky balustrades create interesting shadows.


A colourful oriental carpet, not treated with any reverence here, has been washed and hung over the roof wall to dry. It’s a scene I had to capture on canvas.




  • ● Oil paint on Canvas
  • ● Painted 1982
  • ● 60cm X 90cm

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