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.
The energetic and imposing picture The Great Wave (of Kanagawa) is the best-known work by Japanese artist Hokusai Katsushika (1760-1849), one of the greatest Japanese woodblock printmakers, painters and book illustrators. The Great Wave was created around 1831 as part of a series of woodblock prints called Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.
The most prominent feature of the painting is the extended wave which is about to break with the crash of its claw-like crest. The beautiful dark blue pigment used by Hokusai, called Prussian Blue, was a new material at the time, imported from England through China. The wave is about to strike the boats as if it were an enormous monster, one which seems to symbolise the irresistible force of nature and the weakness of human beings.
The wave in the foreground and Mount Fuji in the background are also seen as symbols chosen to provide a perspective effect, a European-style technique Katsushika had adapted in a very inventive way, but also to represent the unpredictability of life. Mount Fuji, on the other hand, signifies stillness and eternity; it is the symbol of Japan and as a sacred object of worship, holds a significant place in Japanese beliefs.
This image became widely distributed in Europe since the middle of the nineteenth century and many European artists also found inspiration in Japanese art, which was previously not accessible to them.
You can now also paint a version of it! Our version of this iconic image is 40 x 50cm and is fairly challenging with it's 22 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!