Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Sunflower field

An informal little picture to brighten up a friend's hospital room. Acrylic on board, 10 x 15 cm (= about 4 x 6 inches):


Halloween pumpkin and cat

Coloring picture; feel free to print a copy!


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Monday, 30 October 2017

The Garden Gnome's Journey

After much delay and administrative horrors, my new children's book is finally available. Here are the front and back covers:


You can read the first few chapters for free, on my main website. Or just jump right in and go directly to its Amazon page!

Lily

Another coloring picture; feel free to print out a copy:

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Friday, 27 October 2017

Narcissus visits the interwebs

I'm branching out a bit into non-fiction writing. Here is an article I wrote for Medium, about the pitfalls of using social media as marketing tool:

Narcissus visits the interwebs


Also visit my main website for all manner of stuff, including minor freebies...

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Vase of Sunflowers

Coloring picture; feel free to print out a copy. And perhaps color it in the style of Van Gogh?


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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Berries

Something of a companion piece to the Three Strawberries one. Acrylic on board, 10 x 15 cm:


Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Toucan

And another free coloring picture; feel free to download and print:


See my main website for more in the same vein...

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Free coloring picture!

One of my weird hobbies: coloring pictures for kids. Feel free to print out, give to your kid and enjoy five minutes of peace and quiet!

See my main website for more such ridiculous giveaways...

Brian van der Spuy

Friday, 20 October 2017

Three Strawberries

A quick, small one to brighten up my Friday. Acrylic on board, 10 x 15 cm:


Pumpkin and Chianti Bottle

Acrylic on board, 25 x 20 cm:


Something slightly Halloweenish, to fit the season, even though Halloween isn't really a thing here in South Africa. I have taken a liking to this sort of informal still life, suitable more for a kitchen, roofed porch or other such space than for a more sophisticated environment. 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Recent photos

Recent adventures in point-and-shoot photography...




I tend to forget to put up photos here. But they are all available in my DeviantArt galleries here:

https://brianvds.deviantart.com/gallery/

Fell free to use them for whatever purpose, no strings attached. Crediting me would of course be the polite thing to do.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Tulip Garden with Windmill

Acrylic on board, 20 x 15 cm:


Another on the Dutch theme. I notice once again a problem I have had with acrylics in the past: it is somehow extremely difficult to get the colors to reproduce properly in a digital photo. I have no idea why this should be so, or why the problem is worse with some mediums than with others.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Tulip Field with Windmill

I have been busy with all manner of administrative details, and battling it out with properly formatting my latest book for print (and no end in sight yet, due to incomprehensible technical issues). But I made time for  quick painting, this one in acrylics for a change. It's a medium I have something of a love-hate relationship with, so I return to it every now and then, we're blissfully happy for  a while, then we start fighting again and I walk out, swearing never to return.

Acrylic on board, 20 x 15 cm: