On My Easel

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Below you will be able to see which artworks I am currently working on. I will usually show you my SAT (Sit and Think sketch) followed by several Work in Progress images and finally the Final image. Upon completion, artworks not marked as commissioned work will be made made available for sale to my email subscribers for 2-3 weeks before it is made available for sale online.

Colorful Rose

Magda's Art Traditional Contemporary Art
Magda de Lange, "Colorful Rose", ©2019
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 60 x 76 cm


This is the completed work of art. The whole process will be available on my blog very soon.

Picard - 'Make it So' - Commissioned work

Picard - Make it so Oil Portrait Painting Commission
Picard – ‘Make it so’
Commissioned work


I painted the black background and added white spatters for stars. I used burnt sienna and a little burnt umber for the darker shades and white for the highlights. The ship, hand, clothes, eyes, ears and mouth still needs some work. Only when the shading is correct, a few more colour layers will be added.

New Commission! - Wedding photo

(c) 2018 Vicky van Zyl Photography
Wedding Photo Reference


I will have this photo enlarged and printed to use as reference. The background will be simplified, but the hanging leaves will surround the couple as if framing them. 
I have got the very kind permission for using this photo taken by their wedding photographer from Vicky van Zyl at Vicky van Zyl Photography.