On Wednesday 6 September 2017 at 4pm I begun to make and prepare a canvas of approximately 930mm x 400mm.
This was for a reproduction of Days Vinci’s Fresco of The Last Supper
The first image is the drawing in the freshly dried canvas.
The second is of the first under painting
The next is a detailed view followed by the natural progression of paint layers been applied.
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Orson Welles and The Woman of Mystery
It was August of 1945. Japan had surrendered. Hitler was dead. Roosevelt was dead. Churchill had been defeated in the recent British general election.
And Clement Attlee, Harry Truman and Joseph Stalin had met in Potsdam to decide the fate of the world.
And Orson Welles was busy contemplating the next movie he should make.
He was thinking of making a movie about the aftermath of the war.
But given what the world just went through, maybe audiences were looking for a film that wouldn’t be about war.
A western perhaps?
It was watching John Ford’s 1939 Western film Stagecoach over and over again that Welles had taught himself the techniques of film making when he had signed the unprecedented contract with RKO Radio Pictures to make 3 films for them.
But what sort of Western?, Welles wondered to himself.
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South African Artist SAREJESS and The Flying Dutchman
The great South African artist SAREJESS looked at the oil painting of the old Grandfather Clock with Egyptian markings he felt compelled to paint a few nights earlier.
What he wondered did this painting mean?
SAREJESS felt inclined to cover the canvas of the painting with a sheet.
For inwardly, he somehow felt that the world was not ready to gaze at the painting just yet.
Even looking at the painting itself gave SAREJESS a sense of foreboding.
He felt like he was in an episode of The Twilight Zone whenever he looked at it.
Just like he felt that he was in an episode of Rod Serling’s Night Gallery when he painted it.
SAREJESS left his studio and walked down to the beach near the town of Port Elizabeth where he lived.
He breathed the winter air (for it is currently…
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I paint because I am trying to raise funds to pay for the education of my grandchildren.
Here are some of my current paintings
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