-  Diary of an Adventure   -  Harbour Town Adventures

Started a small study (35cmx50cm) for the dancer, on a previously used Italian linen canvas, which adds an extra dynamic. Painted in black (actually a dark grey mixture of Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Umber). The small size a tad challenging. Hoping to achieve a dramatic painting that bursts from the canvas.

Not often that I have multiple paintings going on at the same time. I’m still busy with the large recycled plastic water bottle butterfly ‘Lotus’ painting, which is as much a logistics challenge with wet butterflies, and wind messing up the carefully controlled order in which each group needs to be if I’m to have any success of a final image.

I also have the seascape Commission going on.

An unexpected delight. Lucy brought us freshly caught crab. All cleaned and the hard work done. Scrumptious.

Terry has continued on her virtual walk passing through Pieve Santo Stefano on the River Tiber, a town dear to Lorenzo the Magnificent, now known as the ‘Diary City’. The city has a long history of wine making and is known as “La valle di gastronomic”, the valley of gastronomy.

An uphill walk the along the old paved road, called ‘Ansilice’ passing the Cappella degli Uccelli – the Chapel of the Birds – built in 1602 to Santuario della Verna, and onto Sansepolcro.

A lovely stone town with honey stoned palaces and pizazzes on the upper reaches of the Tiber Valley, Sansepolcro is an often overlooked gem. Legend has it that it was founded by two pilgrims returning with a piece of rock from the holy sepulcher of Christ.

Our Italian themed meals based on regional dishes

Antipasta Tagliata Toscana Al Rosmarino (Grilled Steak with Rosemary) with sautéed spinach.

Watermelon Caprese Salad with basil oil.Sangiovese, Champagne, Chardonnay

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.


  • Yummy, yummy Italian food pictures. You, go Terry, with your walk! I’m impressed. Love the dancer. Even better in real life. Well done. x

    January 23, 2021

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