This image is part of the Swiss born German artist, Paul Klee's masterpiece, which he painted in 1928 . This painting is an expression in abstract art. The touch of realism, angles and use of color creates a city of geometric shape. He had such a highly individual style, which inspires and intrigues until today. Although he was associated with many styles, he interpreted art trends and movements in his own way, working separately from his peers, so his work remains difficult to describe in terms of the known movements like Cubism, Surrealism, Futurism etc.
Although the painting looks pretty simple, it is in fact a complex arrangement of shapes and colours, to form an imaginary image of a city and castles. In my opinion he has a very characteristic style and his paintings shows his deep interest and exploration of colour theory. I like the fragile, almost child like quality a lot of his work displays.
This 40 x 50cm version of his painting is fairly challenging and has 24 colours. Each box contains a stretched, printed and numbered canvas, paint, brushes and a page detailing the numbers for an extra reference.
Paint your own Pierneef and learn about him and his characteristic style.
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef is one of South Africa's most well-know painters, known for his specific and characteristic style he painted the South African landscape with. He had a way of simplifying images, without compromising a composition, he always produced a well-balanced image, accurately portraying the peaceful and tranquil environment of the African landscapes.
This specific painting is called Bushveld and Pierneef painted it in 1942. Pierneef had a great love for the African bushveld and it is evident in his life's work. He obviously enjoyed the great outdoors and these styled trees featured in many of his paintings, he was specifically fond of painting camel thorn, leadwood and wild seringa trees. Some feel that because of his work, he elevated these trees to symbolise the magic of the African bush, and to him they were perhaps more, like a connection between heaven and earth.
Either way, his paintings of these trees are iconic and his deep love for these trees were a true inspiration to him. He was once quoted as saying: "Bury me under a camel thorn tree, with its straight manly character guarding me, and its roots deep in the soil of Africa."
This 40 x 50cm version of his beloved Bushveld is a challenging one to paint, with a few larger areas, but a lot of tricky sides and 24 colours. Each box contains a stretched, printed and numbered canvas, paint, brushes and a page detailing the numbers for an extra reference.
This beautiful image was taken by Cheryl De Wit in Bonnievale where she lives. We ran a competition in 2019 together with Weg - and Go Magazines and this image was our winner! Join Cheryl in celebrating her beautiful home town and paint these lovely red aloes with the mountains in the distance.
This is what Cheryl had to say about the photo: 'The reason I took this picture is to remind myself that no matter what the situation, there is always something beautiful in our lives. We just need to open our eyes and see it.' She was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36 in 2012. Even though she beat it and is still in remission, it is a daily battle to stay positive and keep the negative thoughts at bay. Taking pictures helps her to focus on beautiful moments. She is saving toward a camera and photography course, but for now she takes pictures with her Samsung A30.
Bonnievale is a small town in the Western Cape, a lovely farming community that steals the hear of anyone who visits. I think this image is a stunning addition to our range of South African images.
This colourful 40 x 50cm canvas is nice and challenging one, with 30 colours. Each box contains a stretched, printed and numbered canvas, paint, brushes and a page detailing the numbers for an extra reference.
Monet is just wonderful. I saw one of his paintings once, in a castle ruin on the top of a hill in a small village in Italy. The painting was on loan from the Prince of Monaco, and it was in a dark room behind like probably a meter thick glass, and two guards either side of it! Even under those intimidating circumstances - or maybe because of it - the painting took my breath away. It was captivating and arresting, and I couldn't stop looking. It seems that if I looked just a moment longer, I will see the light dancing across the water, or something. To me it seemed he really knew how to bring an ordinary, soft, quiet moment alive on a canvas. I wondered whether the Prince of Monaco ever stared at the painting for hours?
He is known as the father of Impressionism, he was fascinated with painting the French country side, often painting the same scene over and over to show the changing of light or seasons. He also loved painting outside, using natural light, and famously created his lily pond garden later in life, of which he painted many masterpieces.
The actual name of this painting is The Artist's Garden in Argenteuil (A corner of the Garden with Dahlias) - you can see why I shortened it! This lovely image was painted in 1873. I loved the soft colours and gentle detail in this image, with the small figures walking around, enjoying the garden.
Our 40 x 50cm version of this painting is very challenging and has 28 colours. Each box contains a stretched, printed and numbered canvas, paint, brushes and a page detailing the numbers for an extra reference.
All-in-one art kits allowing everyone to experience painting. Consisting of a printed canvas, paint and paintbrushes, you have all you need to paint a masterpiece on the spot. The numbers on the paint pots and the canvas corresponds, making it easy to just lose yourself in the act of painting. Let your inner artist shine!