surreal painting by south african artist pieter van tonder titled 'herfsdeken'

Herfsdeken

Autumn came quietly and mysteriously, suddenly, as a cat from somewhere jumps on a window sill. The land changed and a colorful spread covered and warmed us.
In this painting I gave myself extravagant freedom and explored a pair of new devices which will be well employed in near future paintings.

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Predator

Size: 76 x 60cm | Oil on canvas A few pointers: Both the Great White and the Bushmen are ancient, highly skilled hunters. Masters of reality. A window separates two realities. Alien environments are deadly, […]

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King Fisher

Size: 48 x 60cm | Oil on canvas A character resembling possibly a Templar sits on a throne hover- ing over the land, with in his left hand the Word and his right the Sword. […]

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surreal painting by south african artist pieter van tonder titled 'dances on words'

Dances on Words

Words are not empty symbols. A kind word can heal and uplift the spirit. The same tongue can leave a scar deeper than a daggers’. Size: 76 x 60cm | Oil on canvas This original […]

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surreal painting by south african artist pieter van tonder titled 'the first step'

The First Step

Size: 120 x 100cm | Oil on canvas This original painting is for sale! Price: ZAR 14000 Most of us resonate with the wisdom to seize the moment and to live each day like it […]

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Cherub

Size: 120 x 100cm | Oil on canvas This original painting is for sale! Price: ZAR 14000 Do angelic beings dwell among us? This idea sprang from a dream and I could not resist the […]

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The walls are filling…

I had the good fortune to be commissioned to paint seven huge canvasses for a hotel restaurant in Cape Town. I started working on the first drafts at the end of September 2013 and currently […]

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surreal painting by south african artist pieter van tonder titled 'behind the veil 1'

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.

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Current Works in Progress

One of the most effective ways to maintain a relatively objective eye in the creation of an original work of art, is to work on a few at the same time and thus to rotate […]

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