Weyers Du Toit Local Artist

Die Oes (The Harvest)
Die Oes (The Harvest), 95 x 75cm, oil on canvas (click to enlarge)

Weyers du Toit grew up in the Western Cape town of Bredasdorp. In the early 1990s he was a student of Fine Arts at the Cape College, working in Oils under the guidance of Liesbeth Gunther.

The artist paints from life in the spirit and style known as en plein air, after the French phrase for ‘in open air.’ This method of working in natural light serves to put the artist in direct contact with the beauty of nature and its elements. (See 13 more images, or click here for Flickr slideshow).

French Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir advocated en plein air painting, and much of their work was done outdoors, in the diffuse light provided by a large white umbrella.
Wikipedia

Weyers describes his work as “classic with an impressionist influence”. He works Alla Prima, for ‘only one layer’ and he is clearly inspired by the beauty of the Western Cape, particularly the Western Cape coastline.

Heart Attack Rock
Heart Attack Rock, 61 x 22cm, oil on board


Blou Bakkie Boot
Blou Bakkie Boot, 25 x 25cm, oil on canvas

Vangsbelofte
Vangsbelofte, 50 x 50cm, oil on canvas


Vangs van die Dag
Vangs van die Dag (Catch of the Day), 40 x 30cm, acrylic on canvas


Die Haarborsel
Die Haarborsel (The Hairbrush), 61 x 61cm, acrylic on canvas

Vrou van Kassiebaai
Vrou van Kassiebaai, 45 x 45cm, acrylic on canvas


My Eie
My Eie (My Own), 95 x 70cm, acrylic on canvas (click any image to enlarge)


Die Hoed Pas
Die Hoed Pas (The Hat Fitting), 30 x 41cm, acrylic on canvas

Soekend
Soekend (Searching), 45 x 61cm, oil on canvass


Jakob se Baai
Jakob se Baai, 31 x 24cm, oil on board


Sonneblomme in die Reen
Sonneblomme in die Reen, 45 x 61cm, oil on canvas

Meisho Maru Magic, Southernmost Tip
Meisho Maru Magic, Southernmost Tip, 24 x 31cm, oil on board


House for Snakes and Birds
House for Snakes and Birds, 42 x 29cm, oil on canvas (click any image to enlarge)


Sources: Weyers Du Toit — Jakob se Baai, Sonneblomme in die Reen, House for Snakes and Birds, Blou Bakkie Boot, Vangsbelofte, Meisho Maru Magic, Heart Attack Rock; Stellenbosch Art Gallery — Die Oes, Soekend; Walker Bay Art Gallery — Vangs van die Dag, Die Haarborsel, Die Hoed Pas, My Eie, Vrou van Kassiebaai

You might also like . .

One Reply to “Weyers Du Toit Local Artist”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *