Thursday, 10 June 2021

Introducing Redbubble

 I have set up a little store at Redbubble, which you can visit here. There's a growing collection of designs, which the company will print on a whole variety of things, from t-shirts to coffee mugs to pillows. Go have a look; here's a sampling of some of the designs:







I am having such fun with these things that I'm taking a bit of a break from painting, but probably not for long. Watch this space! 


Monday, 24 May 2021

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Grandma's chickens

 Oil on Masonite, 15 x 20 cm:


Now and then I feel like doing something in a somewhat expressionist mode...

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


Friday, 7 May 2021

Karoo shepherd

 Acrylics on Masonite, 15 x 20 cm:


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Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Northern Cape goat herder

 Acrylics on Masonite, 15 x 20 cm:


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Or check out my books, if reading is your thing.

Sunday, 2 May 2021

Farm landscape

 Acrylics on Masonite, 20 x 25 cm:


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Also check out my books, if reading is your thing!

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Road to the mountain

 Acrylics on Masonite, 15 x 20 cm:


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Also check out my books, if reading is your thing...

Monday, 26 April 2021

Cottages

 Both in acrylics on Masonite, 15 x 20 cm:



This kind of cottage used to be very common, particularly along South Africa's west and south coast. Nowadays, I'm not sure anyone actually still lives in such buildings, but they look nice in paintings!

These works are for sale. Contact me at brianvds@gmail.com

Also check out my books, if reading is your thing...


Monday, 19 April 2021

Landscape near Clarens

 Oil on Masonite, 15 x 20 cm:


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

Also check out my books, if reading is your thing.

Sunday, 11 April 2021

R707, Free State

 Watercolor on paper, 5 x 7 inches:


I have been playing around with watercolor, a monstrously difficult medium, but a very attractive one. 

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Monday, 22 March 2021

Mkaa'ah Jeecho'nee, the Boy Hunter

 My latest children's book is now available:


It is the third book in my series of African folktales. This one is from Zanzibar, and tells the story of the sultan's pet, which became a really serious problem, and the brave b oy who decided to solve it...

Here is the free online version, but if you like 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. Also check out my other books under the books tab above!














If you liked the story, please consider buying a copy on Amazon:



or making a donation of choice by clicking on the PayPal Donate link in the panel on the right. 

Also check out my other books (most also have free online versions!) by clicking on the Books tab above.



Thursday, 11 March 2021

Rose hips

 Oil on Masonite, 15 x 10 cm:



Collected on my morning walk. This time of year (early autumn here in the southern hemisphere) the world becomes an embarrassment of riches for the artist.

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

Also check out my books here - some of them can be read for free online.


Sunday, 7 March 2021

Blue, green, white

 Oil on Masonite, 15 x 10 cm:



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

This rather attractive house is just a block or two from where I live. I have been wanting to paint it for ages, and now I finally got around to it. 


Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Zinnia flower

 Oil on Masonite, ACEO (= 2.5 x 3.5 inches):



Another attempt at painting outside, with a mini paintbox. This one was a bit uncomfortable sitting on a small stool amid tall grasses with insects crawling over me - not ideal conditions, but that's of course part of the fun. 



Monday, 1 March 2021

Morning glory

 Oil on Masonite, ACEO (= 2.5 x 3.5 inch):



I have never tried this before: outdoor painting with a little homemade, mini tin can paintbox. A somewhat nervous first attempt, perhaps, but with practice I might improve. 


Saturday, 27 February 2021

Eugenia berries

 Oil on Masonite, ACEO (= 2.5 x 3.5 inches):

On my regular morning walk, I noticed the trees are in fruit at the moment, so I collected some for a quick mini painting.

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


Friday, 26 February 2021