Brave Ground and Baobab Pink; Colour is a Cure for Covid Constipation

Let’s go on a virtual Baobab safari.. a colour adventure…

Like me, you must be covid-constipated! …tired of upheavals, lack of travel and covid concerns, let’s be adventurous, explore the world around us through online and virtual safaris! So..Break Brave Ground!

Lin Barrie, Baobab Ridge, acrylic on loose canvas, 32 x 98 cm

Memories of safaris past, and hopes for safaris future!…..

I am in love with two colours…”Brave Ground” and “Baobab Pink”……

one is the Dulux Clour of 2021 and one is my own personal colour that uplifts me at present!

Lin Barrie, Baobab Pink I, acrylic on brown paper, 32 x 46,5 cm with Dulux Brave Ground wallcolour
Lin Barrie, “Baobab Pink I”, acrylic on brown paper, 32 x 46,5 cm

In yet another year of concern and covid lockdowns, colour is a way to uplift and energize our tired psyches…; Colour is a Cure for Covid Constipation- whether it is the pink of an African sky reflected in the Save River at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Pink African sky at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge…

or the wallcolours created by Dulux Zimbabwe…

Colour your world, break Brave Ground and embrace nature, vist Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge online and enjoy virtual safaris photographs, unspoiled Africa, wilderness from your armchair…

My painting is called “Baobab Dance”, acrylic painting on canvas, 3 x 2 feet, (91 x 61 cm), here set against the Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge Save River view, with ‘Brave Ground’ dulux wallcolour….

Virtual safaris can lead you to magnificent trees, inspiration such as this beauty in Gonarezhou..

After that baobab inspiration, how about wallpaper your interior with such as this, an abstract artwork by Lin Barrie in collaboration with Robin Sprong Wallpapers…to complement the “Brave Ground” you are breaking…..

Lin Barrie Planet 1 – wallpaper

We can all explore and create worlds around us to uplift and energize our attitudes, our sense of well being… here is a virtual tour of Gonarezhou baobab for you, conducted by Chilo Gorge Safari Guides, (note the vehicle shadow on the ground and imagine yourself there…!)

After your virtual safari in Zimbabwe, or indeed, anywhere in the world, (the virtual world is your oyster after all).. create a room of colour and natural energy in your own home space.

Lin Barrie, baobab ridge, diptych, acrylic on stretched canvas,

Here is a closer view of one panel of my diptych, Baobab Ridge…

Lin Barrie, baobab ridge, diptych, acrylic on stretched canvas, panel 2

so many baobabs to choose from…


And who knows, you may remember some wonderful views of wild dogs seen under those iconic trees…

Lin Barrie, Lockdown Lycaons I, acrylic on brown paper, 35 x 46 cm
mammoth, venerable giant...of Gonarezhou
detail from my painting, Baobab Pink I, acrylic on brown paper, 32 x 46,5 cm

So, break brave ground, beat covid and explore all the places in the world you fancy, right from your laptop, get ready, re-invent yourself, embrace your surroundings but plan to visit in reality as soon as humanly possible!

About wineandwilddogs

Lin Barrie The Save Valley Conservancy stretches along the upper reaches of the great Save River in the south east of Zimbabwe. The Gonarezhou National Park laps against the southern banks of the Save River and between these two nestles the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. These three celebrated wildlife areas form part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, (GLTFCA)- a unique wilderness jewel which is home to the “Big Five” (endangered Black and White rhinos, elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard) and the ”Little Six” (Klipspringer, Suni, Duiker, Steenbok, Sharpe's Grysbok and Oribi). Endangered African wild dogs, Cheetah, Brown hyena, Bat-eared foxes and a host of special birds and plants contribute to the immense variety of this ecosystem. Communities around the GLTFCA contribute to innovative partnerships with National Parks and the private sector, forming a sound base on which to manage social, economic and environmental issues. This is home to artist and writer Lin Barrie and her life partner, conservationist Clive Stockil. Expressing her hopes, fears and love for this special ecosystem with oil paints on canvas, Lin Barrie believes that the essence of a landscape, person or animal, can only truly be captured by direct observation. Lin Barrie states: “Through my art, and my writing, I feel an intimate connection with the natural world, and from my extensive field sketches of wild animals, people and landscapes, I create larger works on canvas. Lin's work is in various public and private collections in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Australia, England, Canada, Sweden and the United States of America. She is represented by galleries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, Kenya and Florida, USA.
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