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.

Pincushion Protea

Pincushion Proteas sketch - Rough outline only sketch of a few pincushion proteas. The finished work will be done in pastel on paper.
Magda de Lange, "Pincushion Protea sketch", ©2019


Rough outline only sketch of a few pincushion proteas.
The finished work will be done in pastel on paper.

Pincushion Protea - Background Layer 1

First layer of background color
Magda de Lange, "Pincushion Protea sketch", ©2019


I have scribbled some dark Purple soft pastel over the background. This will be blended and covered with several more layer to create a dark background.

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.

Commission Completed! - Wedding photo

Completed Commission - Bianca's Wedding
Magda de Lange, "Bianca's Wedding", (c) 2019,
Oil on Canvas, 61 x 76 cm


The completed work of art.  The hanging leaves surround the couple as if framing them. 
I have got the very kind permission for using a photo taken by their wedding photographer: Vicky van Zyl at Vicky van Zyl Photography.

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Pincushion Proteas sketch - Rough outline only sketch of a few pincushion proteas. The finished work will be done in pastel on paper.