-  30 Paintings in 30 Days   -  Day 1 30 in 30 Challenge

Needles 25cmx35cm
Charcoal and Acrylic on Canvas

The 30 paintings in 30 day challenge seems like a good way to start the year. My focus for this will be to work on 15cmx15cm canvases to capture the essence of the painting with the minimum of strokes. No particular subject at this stage,as much will depend on where we spend the month.

The first few days in the Cederberg meant that I used my charcoal and acrylic medium to capture the amazing rock formations of the Cederberg mountains.

‘Needles’ was painted from the table outside of the cottage where we stayed. It’s been awhile since I did a ‘En Plain Air’ painting, with the light continually changing on the rocks.

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.

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