Sunday 26 July 2020

Mission Station, Tweespruit

Oil on Masonite, 20 x 25 cm:


The Belgian-South African artist Frans Claerhout spent his last years here, in the small Free State town of Tweespruit. During his life, his art generated millions of rands. But as Catholic priest, he did not keep a cent of it for himself; it was all used in development projects in the community where he served, and he retired in humble circumstances, sharing a house with another retired priest. He died in 2006.

Friday 17 July 2020

Squirrel City

I wrote this story about a million years ago as Christmas gift for my niece. And now I finally got around to publishing it:

You can read it for free right here, but if you enjoy it, please consider buying a copy, or making a donation of your choice by clicking on the PayPal Donate button in the panel on the right.

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Monday 13 July 2020

Assorted mini pictures

A bunch of small paintings, acrylics on Masonite, 65 x 90 mm (= ACEO size, 2.5 x 3.5 inches), which can be turned into handpainted fridge magnets by simply sticking a magnet to the back:

The above for sale on my Daily Paintworks Gallery.


I rather enjoy painting these - quick, not overly serious, and they allow me to freely experiment with various subject matter, styles and techniques.

I am currently taking some time every day to upload one or two of these (plus a whole bunch of others) to my Bid-or-Buy store.