Sunday, 31 January 2021

Echinacea flowers

 Oil on Masonite, 20 x 15 cm:


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

Friday, 29 January 2021

Cosmos at the fence

 Acrylics on Masonite, 20 x 15 cm:


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Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Roses at the fence

 Acrylics on Masonite, 20 x 15 cm:


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Monday, 25 January 2021

Old gate

 Acrylics on Masonite, 15 x 20 cm:


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Saturday, 23 January 2021

Nasturtium tangle

 Oil on Masonite, 20 x 15 cm:


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

Nowadays I don't do many oils, partly simply because I don't really have space to put them all while waiting for them to dry to the point where they can be packed away. But for some sorts of effects, nothing else will do. For many artists, oil is their "serious" medium; for me it's something to be playful with, and plaster on thick, juicy brushstrokes in uninhibited manner. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't, but I always learn some thing in the process. 

Monday, 18 January 2021

Parked bike

 Acrylics on Masonite, 20 x 15 cm:


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Sunday, 17 January 2021

Lauren's Fridge Monster

 My latest children's book is now available for sale at Amazon, in both paperback and e-book versions. 

You can read it for free right here:


















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Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Overgrown lamppost

 Acrylics on Masonite, 20 x 15 cm:


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

Monday, 11 January 2021

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Crown of thorns

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


One of my very occasional ventures into religious art, a genre I enjoy looking at, but am not too confident about working in. 

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

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Free State landscape

 Acrylics on Masonite, 15 x 20 cm:


I decided to play around a bit with a palette knife, and liked it so much I may well make something of a switch in equipment.

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