Paintings by Riaan

Oil paintings from Africa

South African Post-Contemporary Painter.

DR van der Merwe

Oil painter and charcoal scratcher. I exhibit my work in South African galleries throughout South Africa.
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South African Post Contemporary Painter

I work Alla Prima, wet into wet . 

All important to me is textures for a painting. I feel it should look as interesting from afar as from up close. From a distance my work should look realistic as I take pride in painting my figures in proportion to what it should be in life . I paint using the Alla Prima (Wet into wet) technique.

My influences are Pierre Auguste Renoir, Richard Smidt, van Gogh, and Rembrandt.

Currently I'm exploring Impressionism and Post-contemporary painting.
"Cara playing at the pool"