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Juba Skies
Oil on Linen 35cmx50cm
I used the smooth texture of the linen to increase the translucency of the sky, selecting colours and paint brands that had a high transparency index.
The focus was on keeping the painting simple. The string of yellow-billed kites soaring on the thermals created by the building storm clouds.

In his time Jan has been an electronics, nuclear and power system engineer, a strategist, a humanitarian and an artist. A career path linked by creativity and innovative thinking. Initially trained at the Johannesburg College of Art, Jan has won numerous international awards and has exhibited nationally and internationally. He can be found in his studio ‘Jandreart’ located at Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna.


  • Absolutely breathtaking Jandre’ I’ve never quite got the hang of using blue but seeing this makes me want to really give it a go. Absolutely exquisite…

    May 5, 2013
    • Thanks Marcus. After the fight I had with my previous painting, which i finally gave up on in disgust, this was gentle and uncomplicated.

      May 5, 2013
  • And it is really stunning. Love it. Aly

    May 5, 2013

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