Jaques de Bruyn Fine Art

Jaques de Bruyn Fine Art

“Jaques De Bruyn (°1970, South Africa) is an artist who works in a variety of media. By representing the universal language of a ‘communal world’, his artworks references everyday objects and scenery as well as the hypothetical inner self.

Jaques de Bruyn Fine Artist in the Garden Route Region, South Africa. I work mostly with acrylic on stretched canvas, as well as pen and ink on fabriano paper. My artworks are generally double exposure items, although my ink drawings tend to be more in the "Steampunk" style, which I adapted to suit my personal style. I paint mostly landscapes, cows, fish, portraits, masks....basically anything that catches my fancy! View more on www.jaquesdebruyn.com

Operating as usual

08/08/2021

How many of you use Alizarin Crimson? Would you be happy having the colours in your painting fade away? If a company sells two colours that look alike and are the same price, but one fades and the other doesn't, which would you choose? If you were a buyer and bought a painting only to have it fade away, would you be happy? Does it matter to you whether it fades in 3 months or 3 years when a replacement pigment that lasts well over 100 years is available? Would you recommend a pigment that fades to another artist? How would you feel if someone recommended it to you?

Below are test swatches showing what happens to Alizarin Crimson when exposed to light. The fugitive pigment is the problem, not the brand name, so several brands were tested. The left side of each swatch was kept from sunlight and the right side was exposed to 300 hours of light. No matter what brand, ALL paints with Alizarin Crimson pigment faded away.

ALL artists of ALL skill levels need to be aware that by simply choosing a lightfast pigment they can avoid this fading. Mixing Alizarin Crimson will not stop it from fading. A violet mixed with it will fade to dull blue. An orange mixed with it will fade to dull yellow.

Paint companies are well aware that Alizarin Crimson fades and is widely considered the worst pigment on the market for lightfastness. Some paint companies offload their Alizarin Crimson in their convenience mixtures. Top brands have been asked why they still sell pigments that aren't lightfast, they said that they have to because artists still demand them. If this is truly an issue of artists simply not knowing about the problems with fugitive pigments or not knowing there are superior alternatives, we can make a difference by refusing to buy fugitive pigments and educate other artists.

The arguments used to defend Alizarin Crimson fall along two lines, which I am sure will be repeated in the comments: 1) It doesn't matter if it fades, will only be used in a sketchbook that stays closed, you might not be around when it fades, artists can use whatever they want, mixing your own colours isn't as easy as buying a tube, some beginners don't care about their paintings, etc. 2) The colour looks nice, some artists in the past used it, the name is more fun than something like "quinacridone", etc. The first set of arguments shows apathy for quality and the second defends that apathy with faulty logic to avoid change. Artists in the past used the best materials available to them at the time and would almost certainly have used the modern lightfast pigments if they were available now.

Alizarin Crimson and other fugitive pigments are a bit like rotten meat. You might not know it is rotten until you open it up and test it despite warnings on the label. Someone might have recommended it or said it doesn't matter if it is rotten. Someone might say that if you mix it with enough other ingredients you won't taste it so much. You might hear that because you are just learning to cook it is okay to use rotten meat. Someone else may actually like rotten meat. Someone will say that their grandfather used rotten meat. You might have eaten it before and not gotten sick yet. Someone might say it takes 3 years to make you sick and you might not live that long anyway. Someone might argue that you will freeze the meat and never eat it so it doesn't matter. The store might still sell it because people are willing to buy it. They might be trying to get rid of it mixed into their ground meat. You might find the store has started selling "imitation rotten meat". Some of it might also be rotten. If the same store sold meat at the same price that was guaranteed not to be rotten, why would you keep buying the rotten meat?

If an artist wishes to intentionally use a paint that will fade, that is their choice. The problem comes when that paint is then recommended to beginner artists without the warning that it will fade and that there are lightfast alternatives.

So what do you replace alizarin crimson with? Most paint companies offer alternatives with "permanent" added to their title. Some of these use quinacridone, which is very lightfast, but others use pigments that are not lightfast either. In a test of 19 alizarin crimson substitutes, only those made with quinacridone were found to be lightfast rating of excellent. To avoid deceptive naming practices and offloading of inferior pigments, simply buy quinacridone in the first place. If you do buy paints with alizarin or "madder" or "lake" in the name, check the pigment ingredients to make sure alizarin has been replaced with quinacridone.

One of the reasons I will not recommend Winsor & Newton paints is that they label many of their paints as lightfast when even their own tests show that they are not. If you use some pigments in a really thick layer and keep them away from light they won't fade, but that doesn't make them lightfast.

Alizarin Crimson is the worst pigment you can buy, but there are other fugitive pigments and many mixtures sold with fancy names that fade. I encourage all artists to look up independent testing of pigments and brands before buying. Handprint.com is an excellent resource. If you have a substitute that is lightfast, then that is great, and the substitutes are still better than genuine alizarin crimson.

Whether you are about to buy your first watercolor paints or have been painting for decades, you should not accept paints that fade and you should not recommend them to others.

26/05/2021

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15/04/2021

Sir Tom
Enamel on stretched canvas
60x60cm
Jaques De Bruyn Fine Art

View at the Milkwood Framing and Gallery

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Sir Tom
Enamel on stretched canvas
60x60cm
Jaques De Bruyn Fine Art

View at the Milkwood Framing and Gallery

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15/04/2021

Tom
Enamel on stretched canvas
20x20cm
Jaques De Bruyn Fine Art

View at the Milkwood Framing and Gallery

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Tom
Enamel on stretched canvas
20x20cm
Jaques De Bruyn Fine Art

View at the Milkwood Framing and Gallery

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Photos from Jaques de Bruyn Fine Art's post 15/04/2021

Bob the Cat
Enamel on stretched canvas
40x40cm
@jaquesdebruynfineart

View at the Milkwood Framing and Gallery

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15/04/2021

Brady
Enamel on stretched canvas
60x20cm
@jaquesdebruynfineart

View at the Milkwood Framing and Gallery

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Brady
Enamel on stretched canvas
60x20cm
@jaquesdebruynfineart

View at the Milkwood Framing and Gallery

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15/04/2021

Cleo
Enamel on stretched canvas
92x92cm
@jaquesdebruynfineart

View at the Milkwood Framing and Gallery

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Cleo
Enamel on stretched canvas
92x92cm
@jaquesdebruynfineart

View at the Milkwood Framing and Gallery

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15/04/2021

Captain Brady
Enamel on stretched canvas
42x59cm
@jaquesdebruynfineart

View at the Milkwood Framing and Gallery

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Captain Brady
Enamel on stretched canvas
42x59cm
@jaquesdebruynfineart

View at the Milkwood Framing and Gallery

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Photos from Jaques de Bruyn Fine Art's post 15/04/2021

Mr McGoo
Enamel on stretched canvas
58x41cm
@jaquesdebruynfineart

View at the Milkwood Framing and Gallery

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15/04/2021

Mrs Brady
Enamel on stretched canvas
42x59cm
@jaquesdebruynfineart

View at the @Milkwood Framing and Gallery

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Mrs Brady
Enamel on stretched canvas
42x59cm
@jaquesdebruynfineart

View at the @Milkwood Framing and Gallery

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Photos from Hout Bay Gallery's post 10/04/2021

Photos from Hout Bay Gallery's post

Photos from Jaques de Bruyn Fine Art's post 17/02/2021

“The Dentist”
75x100cm
Acrylic on stretched canvas
Available

My first work for 2021.

It’s been a slow start, but now that I have moved into my new studio, it’s full steam ahead!
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15/09/2020

Jaques de Bruyn Fine Art's cover photo

08/07/2020

Jaques de Bruyn Fine Art

Sold!
"One fish, no chips please"
Acrylic and ink on stretched canvas
59x42cm

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08/07/2020

Sold!
"One fish, no chips please"
Acrylic and ink on stretched canvas
59x42cm

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08/07/2020

‘2020’
Acrylic on stretched canvas
40x40cm

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My take on the year so far!

25/06/2020

Milkwood Framing and Gallery

RED WALL EXHIBITION

William Mwale ,a Zimbabwean born Plett local, has never set foot into any formal art class. He is largely self taught though he received an informal apprenticeship in Malawi. It is always a treat when William visits the gallery and he always has some new project going on the easel.

"TUSKER"
1300 x 860
Acrylic on Canvas
R16 800

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27/05/2020

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26/05/2020

Drawing with paint

How to draw with acrylic paint.
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09/03/2020

‘Ponder 1’
Acrylic on stretched canvas
40x40cm

20/02/2020

“The man with orange thoughts”
30x40cm
Acrylic on stretched canvas

05/02/2020

‘Sleep’
92x122cm
Acrylic on stretched canvas

20/01/2020

Jaques de Bruyn Fine Art's cover photo

16/11/2019

Detail from a sold comission

13/11/2019

“Rooster, not KFC”
Acrylic on canvas
65x105cm

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12/11/2019

“Why Tweetie, why?”
Acrylic on canvas
60x100cm

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25/10/2019

‘The Boxer’
Acrylic on stretched canvas
92x122cm
Available directly from Jaques de Bruyn Fine Art
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01/10/2019

Yup, I sat in a conference!
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09/09/2019

“Equine 1"
130x130x7cm
Acrylic on 500gsm stretched canvas.

29/08/2019

“Dog-not Bob!”
100x65cm
Acrylic on stretched canvas
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17/04/2019

New Artworks from the studio of Jaques de Bruyn - https://mailchi.mp/6af92795e3fc/new-artworks-from-the-studio-of-jaques-de-bruyn

11/03/2019

Finished at last after some minor changes.
Available.

“Equine 2”
@JaquesDeBruynFineArt
170 x 130 x 7cm
Jaques de Bruyn Fine Art
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21/02/2019

“To cross the road”
100 x 100cm
Oil & enamel on stretched canvas
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Most of my artworks are paintings on stretched canvas. I use oils, enamel and acrylics in my work.
I also do ink sketches/drawings on fabriano paper.

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20 First Street
George
6529

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Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
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