Friday, 15 October 2021

Jack Frost and Jack O'Lantern

 My new children's book, Jack Frost and Jack O'Lantern, has been published and is available at Amazon.

Here's the free web version; if you enjoy it, please consider buying a copy or making a donation by clicking the donate button in the panel on the right.














Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Plastic sheep and pineapple flavor

 Acrylics on Masonite, 10 x 15 cm:


A companion piece to the previous painting. I'm beginning to get enthusiastic about the idea of putting children's toys into still life paintings.

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Monday, 27 September 2021

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Matchbox and bottle shards

 Acrylics on Masonite, 10 x 15 cm:


On Instagram, there is a thing going called the Strada Easel Challenge. I think it is organized by a company called Strada, which sells easels? Doesn't matter; it entails drawing or painting something from direct observation every day for a month. I have been faithfully participating, but this is the first one I painted instead of just sketched. The bits of bottle I picked up on one of my morning walks, which goes to show that one person's trash is the artist's treasure.

This work is for sale. Contact me at brianvds@gmail.com.

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Saturday, 18 September 2021

Karoo landscape with sisal

 Acrylics on Masonite, 15 x 10 cm:


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Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Traffic in the rain

 Acrylics on Masonite, 15 x 20 cm:


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Monday, 23 August 2021

Karee at the wall

 Acrylics on Masonite, 15 x 10 cm:


I currently live in the suburbs, which are in many ways rather boring from the perspective of visual interest. There are beautiful gardens, but here in South Africa such things are now all hidden behind high walls and electric fencing. What you can see is often blandly pretty rather than really striking. One exception, sometimes: street trees, particularly in older, more established suburbs where the trees have had time to mature a bit and develop character. And thus, I may just get it into my head to do some studies of them...

This work is for sale. Contact me at brianvds@gmail.com

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