-  Messing About with Paint   -  Across the Lagoon

Oil on Canvas 90cmx60cm

Available for Sale $1,800.00

The view today from the studio out towards Phantom Pass. Although, today the view is obscured with the rain sheeting down.
It reminds me of the Italian lakes, with the green forests and reflections of the building beyond the railway bridge.
Kept the composition low to give room for the sky. However, this did restrict space of the reflections, which is a bother on a landscape orientation. To counter this, I pushed the railway embankment across to the left of the painting to allow for increased reflections.
I used a Burnt Sienna (Gamblin Artist Oil) and Cobalt Blue (Lucas 1862) for the grey base tone, adding a hint of Permanent Magenta (Windsor & Newton). For the green, I used Cadmium Yellow Medium, with Cobalt Blue and hint of Ultramarine Blue (Utrecht Artist Oil) for the darker tones. Spots of Cerulean Blue (Gamblin) relieved the tedium of the green of the forest.
For the buildings, I used Naples Yellow Light (Maimeri Classico) with Yellow Ocher (Windsor & Newton), and touches of Indian Yellow (Gamblin) and Rose Madder (Daler-Rowney) for the pathway. The Purple Madder (Ferrario) from my magic paint box was used for shadow areas.
There are hints of the Maimeri Mediterranean series in the water, but they are overwhelmed by the other paints.

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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