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 'little boat of hope'

Little Boat of Hope

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.

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surreal painting by south african artist pieter van tonder titled 'the seventh day'

The Seventh Day

This painting was simply and purely inspired by the beautiful world we live in. We as artists can strive to reflect but a fraction of God’s ultimate creation. Him being the ultimate artist.

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