-  Messing About with Paint   -  Turquoise

Oil on canvas 150cmx90cm.
(From a photo by Hesta)

The joy of painting on a large canvas, my hands cramping from the extra work.

From the cupboard, the box of crazy Ferrario paint (Zinc yellow, Monaco madder, Green earth ancient, sepia, Zinc green, Turquoise, Copt motun, Paris blue.) bought as a lot in England a dozen years ago, adds its own inspiration

The turquoise colour finding its home in the painting of Dwarsriver. A flash of Cézanne?

The first of the spring Watsonia’s demanding a place in the painting. The pink flowers echoing the pink in the rock formation.


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.


  • Love it – your choice of complimentary colors is just wonderful.

    July 31, 2014

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