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Impala Lilies
Oil on Canvas 50cmx40cm

Or my painting of the Impala Lilies, I used a green underpaying to give added depth to the flowers. Underpaying is something I’m beginning to use more frequently, particularly as my raw linen canvases are finished. A balance between using less paint to increase the translucence of the petals and getting the intensity of the colour. As the paint dries I may smudge it to soften the lines.

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.


  • Beautiful painting – love the depth you achieved, lovely flowers.

    December 2, 2013
    • Thanks Mary. Felt like I was using too much paint they were like stodgy pancakes! Kept scraping paint off and smoothing out what remained to get it lighter.

      December 2, 2013

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