Black Swan on Dreyersdal Farm - Oil on Canvas. 755 x 500 mm. I spent most of my childhood on this farm near my parents house, doing boyhood things like fishing, bird watching, hunting and playing war games with my friends. The dam was a bird sanctuary for many waterbirds. The farm had cattle, geese, a female ostrich and a Black Swan. I thought the Black Swan on the dam was very beautiful. I sat on the bank and sketched the scene before painting it 'en plein aire'.