-  Messing About with Paint   -  Leisure Island Adventures

Stunning sunset walk. Polly looking for mischief.

Lines on canvas. The forest. With elephants trashing loggers equipment, it seemed appropriate to have an elephant in my painting. Or rather, the semblance of one. A bit of a struggle with what appeared to be a lifeless mass of paint on the canvas.
As it has for hundreds of years, on the main road through Knysna, the smell of pine – heavy in the air – from freshly logged trees, being hauled on somewhat roadworthy trucks to the sawmills.
Terry spoilt us with her scrumptious terrine, before a decadent chocolate moose dessert. A fair amount of wine ensured we didn’t waste the end of week recycling bag.
Design-wise, a furniture manufacturer in Knysna that specialises in meticulously crafted solid wood furniture. The workshop, a bit like Geppetto’s, infused with the magic of the forests. Special that this will be part of the apartment as they will build the kitchen cabinetry.  
The stairway from the beach at Brenton, winds up the dune, with a couple of breather breaks on the way to heaven. Impressive that Polly was able to manage the stairs after her beach walk. 
Stopped in at the Knysna School of Arts & Design, in a revitalised building that was once the studio for Malachi Smith. The Leon Ver Meulen canvas was particularly striking.

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.


  • Awesome – great heavy textures and vibrant colors.

    May 23, 2015
    • Thanks Mary. Finally finished ‘fighting’ with it!

      May 24, 2015
      • I so understand, your finish is awesome!

        May 24, 2015
      • Exhausting!:)

        May 24, 2015

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