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‘Archer’, a companion painting to ‘Fly Fisherman’. I used the same Naples Yellow underpainting and the grey mixture of Cobalt Blue and Burnt Sienna. However, the painting approach and feel for the painting is very different.

Beach walk on a stunning, sun-filled day. J9 for Coreta’s Marsala braaied chops, served with a touch of boerie, curried cauliflower, creamed spinach and oodles of green salad.

After a couple of months fighting my trampolining blood sugars, the new meds seem to have had the desired effect of stomping them into a semblance of normality. The odd craziness, but certainly more manageable.

Rillettes de Canard, a discussion item while enjoying the last of the sunset. Sounded a bit like a duck version of Seswaa, the official dish of Botswana. Reminded me of the painting I did of the lunch pop-up outside the office in Gabs, ‘’. Oil on canvas 80cmx80cm.

A trawl through Terry’s recipe books uncovered a couple of versions using duck leftover bits and duck fat. There was also a version using a whole duck, and as that was all I could find it ended up being the recipe used. Skinning the duck and removing the fat was interesting in itself. No blood, a miracle!

Note to self. Don’t even try this if you don’t have a dishwasher and oodles of hot water. Duck fat is unforgiving!

An advantage of load-shedding is that it’s giving my glow-in-the-dark recycled plastic water bottle butterflies a chance to shine!

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.


  • Wow! Love the gathering in Gaberone! Lovely to see a fresh new painting. You need to do some rotation of artworks methinks! 🙂 Great photo of Prince on the beach. x

    June 12, 2021

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