-  Diary of an Adventure   -  Thesen Harbour Town Adventures

Blisters. Stiff muscles. Creaking joints. Such, the first week in the apartment, with stairs. Walking into town. Carrying Polly up and down the stairs. A jogging program, and hours in the studio.

We have a resident owl who sits on top of the security camera mast, filling the still air with its, fog horn rivaling, hooting. Head rotating to follow us on our walk. Curious, rather than perturbed.
‘A Moment’, a painting of a couple sitting at the Heads. I wanted capture the joy of the moment. Bodies coiled with mirth. A bit of a fight as I wasn’t getting the figures to ‘jump’ from the composition. Instead, they were fading into the background. One of those days when the tonal aspects weren’t working for me. Their small size also giving me problems.
Having to paint with my right hand as my left wing is struggling after a week of continuous painting in the studio.
Sun out after the storms that had us closeted in the apartment. A chance to get the new fireplace working. With the sunshine, a guy out on his mower creating Land-art amongst the long grass and yellow daisies. ‘Pathway to my heart’??
The studio is empty. Ernest is wrapped ready to be shipped to its new home. Another of the small painting has been sold. The easels and painting bits have been relocated to the garage, and the builders are scheduled to start the last phase of the renovation work, taking out the front walls and windows of the studio to give us more light and visibility.
The first of the kitchen units from Design-Wise has been installed giving us a glimmer of what the final kitchen will look like.
Latest paintings from the studio
A Pair
Oil on Canvas 20cmx20cm
A Pair
Yacht Club
Oil on Canvas 20cmx20cm
Yacht Club

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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