Collection 1 Painting 10

lategan, pieter, zulu, kwazulu-natal

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Collection 1 Painting 10
Medium: Acrylic

This is the acrylic painting which I did on an A4 on 8 August 2017. That will help me to see the colors correctly when I start to paint in oil. Also, it helps save paint.

I listened to

3 Doors Down – Here Without You (20 May 2008)

Staring at the Ceiling

Pieter Lategan
Title: Staring at the Ceiling
PencilA4 Paper

It took me two days to draw this.  I had a very bad day yesterday.  It was very hot but today was nice and cool.  When the weather is like that you feel you can work.  I have now a better understanding of the eyes.  The title I decided must be “Staring at the Ceiling”  I got the words from the song Abba (Song Title: One of Us.)
Songs Listen to:

Abba – One of Us (1981)

Foreigner – I want to know what love is (November 1984)

A-HA – Take on Me (1985)

U2 – With or Without you (1987)

Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin – Separate Lives (1981)

Little One

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Little One
Medium: A4 Paper Pencil HB

This an image of my brother’s daughter, she is going to school now and lives in Australia.


Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Noses
Medium: A4 Pencil HB

Yesterday was Christmas, I was alone at home and working.  Today is Boxing day and it is very hot here.  It is going to be 35 degrees and tomorrow as well.
While I am busy doing this sketch I was thinking who can I paint if I do not do paintings on request.  I was thinking to find a very interesting South African figure and do research on him or her and tell the story while I am busy painting the picture.  It can be for example a rugby player, actor or someone famous.
This is what the internet says if you want to paint a famous person and what to sell it.–435063.html

Michael Jeffers Hoisington
5.0 stars 3 reviewsIntellectual Property Law Attorney in San Diego, CA
· Posted on Mar 14, 2011As always with all legal issues, the answer is it depends. Your paintings are copyrightable and you absolutely have the right to sell them. The question then becomes, what is your liability if you do sell them? Is a celebrity going to come after you for violating their right of publicity?It depends on how you sell your paintings. If you are selling in a private sale to a private buyer, then the chances of a celebrity coming after you are slim to none. However, if you ramp up and are making copies and trying to sell mass market, that might get some attention and greatly increase the chance that a celebrity or a rights holder will come after you.However, artists have a First Amendment right to express themselves, and in the recent Tiger Woods case, the court found that the artist’s First Amendment rights were more important than Tiger Woods’ right of publicity. You can read the case and compare your facts against the ones in the case and perhaps get an idea of where you stand.Rights of publicity are protected under state law. Not all states have them, although most do. The scope of protection varies from state to state, and you should check the laws in your state.My answer is for information purposes only, it is not legal advice, and no attorney-client relationship has been formed.”

Music Listen to:

Chris Isaak – Wicked Game(Official Video) 1989

“Window on a Rainy Day”

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Window on a Rainy Day
Medium: Acrylic Painting A4 Classic Linen Avalanch white 216gsm

“Is it true that the human seeks the weakness in one another?  It is so hard when you find lies in the ones you love and still be truthful tp them. This a weakness.” –  Pieter Lategan

Man Waiting at Bus Stop

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Man Waiting at Bus Stop
Medium: A4 Paper, H, HB, B, B2

I just finished this sketch, it took me a while.  I work from a photo and think it is good in my opinion.  The cheeks should be a bit round like it is puff, but I leave it like it like that.  I struggle a bit with the hair, but the photo is difficult to pick up the hair.  I feel my pencil sketches are getting better.

Sweets for Christmas

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Sweets for Christmas
Medium: A4 HB Pencil

This is a drawing of my brother’s daughter.  I started it on the 23rd of December and got it completed today on Christmas day. 


Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Lips
Medium: Pencil Sketch.HB A4 Paper

It took me two days to draw all these lips.  It kept me very busy.  I like the idea of only practicing parts of the body.  I feel I learn more to do it like that.

Pieter Lategan – Title: My Niece Isobel

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: My Niece
Medium: Pencil Sketch A4

This is a sketch of my niece,  she lives in England and also born there.  Love you.

I am very happy with my work.  I think it is a success and I am going to practice on her.  I worked from a photo which I got from my brother.

I only used an HB Pencil to draw this sketch.

Carrier Male (Primitivism)

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Carrier Male (Primitivism)
Medium: OilSize: 20cm x 20cm

My theme is African Primitive art, see the article below about Primitivism.

This article is about primitivism in the visual arts. For the social movement, see anarcho-primitivism. For the American art style, see Primitive decorating. For art by self-taught artists, see naïve art. For other meanings of “primitivism” or “primitive”, see Primitive.

Henri Rousseau, In a Tropical Forest Combat of a Tiger and a Buffalo, 1908-1909, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Primitivism is a Western art movement that borrows visual forms from non-Western or prehistoric peoples, such as Paul Gauguin’s inclusion of Tahitian motifs in paintings and ceramics. Borrowings from primitive art has been important to the development of modern art.

The term “primitivism” is often applied to other professional painters working in the style of naïve or folk art like Henri Rousseau, Mikhail Larionov, Paul Klee and others.