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Held the last demonstration of the Knysna Arts Festival week, putting the finishing touches to the painting of ‘Feeling the B’, before showing the technique I use for painting the eyes of portraits.
The hands of the guitarist in the painting proving a challenge that may be a tad beyond my skills. A few deft strokes to finish the face, before looking at where highlights need to be added.
Spectacular setting for dinner cooked by Gordon. Alkira guesthouse, High on Brenton hill with views to the wild side and all the way around the lagoon. Garden full of early summer fynbos flowers dancing on shimmering waters. Such a view seemed to absorb a great deal of wine. 

Feeling the B

Oil on canvas 102cmx96cm

Fantabulous sunset. Turner couldn’t comprehend how stunning.
Phantom Pass road busy, forcing me down onto the inside of the turns, full of corrugations that bounced me off the saddle. Even standing was crazy, trying to stay upright at stall speed as my feet lost their grip on the peddles. Somehow, no blood.
More small paintings heading to new homes and I’ve almost caught up with the commission pieces. A fun painting of an elephant at sunset. It’s a small (50cmx25cm) painting on an odd canvas I had lying about. ‘Home time’.

Oil on canvas 20cmx20cm


Oil on Canvas 20cmx20cm

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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