Copyright Pieter van Tonder © 2016

Little boat of hope (Lemon Tree at Dusk)

Throughout the early years of my wandering as an artist, when I did a lot of work in pencil and ink, a little rowboat like this often featured. It was never the main object. Always just a subtle presence.

August 6, 2016 Uncategorized

Current Works in Progress

One of the most effective ways to maintain a relatively objective eye in the creation …

Current Works in Progress
July 19, 2016 Uncategorized

The Vigil

This painting ‘The Vigil’, after almost a year of far reaching meanders and other avenues …

The Vigil
July 13, 2016 Uncategorized

The Butcher Birds

This is the latest big project successfully completed. It was once again, as was the …

The Butcher Birds
July 9, 2016 Uncategorized

Tiptoeing up to a leopard part II

This painting, although the first stage took only three days,  has been one of the …

Tiptoeing up to a leopard part II
May 22, 2015 Uncategorized

Tiptoeing up to a leopard

As we walk through life, from challenge to opportunity, from tribulation to titillation, hardship to …

Tiptoeing up to a leopard
February 6, 2015 Uncategorized

The Nature of Reality

A lot can be uttered on this topic. This painting explores the mystery of why two, related, transient beings, often observe a shared reality to have different confines.

The Nature of Reality
January 5, 2015 Uncategorized

Two Roads

There is thus almost zero tension in the execution of the painting,

Two Roads
January 5, 2015 Uncategorized

The Seventh Veil

This is the seventh and last canvas in the series. I had already been working …

The Seventh Veil
November 1, 2014 Seven Veils

Color revolution.

I entirely failed to update this blog as frequently as I intended, when I launched …

Color revolution.
June 12, 2014 Seven Veils