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Cascade of Colour
Oil on Canvas 20cmx20cm

The triad of secondary colours (Violet, green and orange) from colour theory basics, appeared naturally in the spring garden of Heather’s House at the Village.

With the profusion of colour, the challenge was to find a balance and adjust the composition to ensure there was a focal point.

Used a slightly larger canvas to give me a bit more freedom, and reduce the contortions of my fingers on the 15cm canvas.

Van Gogh Indian Yellow has a high transparency which I used for the orange bougainvillea. For the violet flowers, I used Maimeri Ultramarine Blue with Windsor & Newton Quinacridone Magenta, both of which also have high translucence.

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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