How I came to paint a reproduction of The Great Wave by the Japanese Grand Master Hokaki 

A few months ago I happen to see a program about the paintings of Japanese Artists at the time I thought “that is easy I can do That” I also thought of my friend in Canada Chris Milner who is on WordPress and of his love for things Asian.

Last week my friend Shirley Yates gave a framed print of a Chinese water color to her niece and I thought time to paint my reproduction of the great wave.  So I did an observation about people and the silliest things they can say to an artist are

When they really don’t like your painting

“After all it is your painting”

When the painting confounds them. 

“interesting “


A month of wonderful creativity in my life and in My oil paintings 

Graduation present

For my daughter Jessica 

September is Spring in the southern hemisphere and so this spring my art has really started to grow with upwards of 65 canvases painted since 1 July 2017

My selfie


The Last Supper – A Sarejess Reproduction 

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

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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.

What then?

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

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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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