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Hermien van der Merwe Art

This is my art. I enjoy using Fynbos flowers as themes in my art making. Fynbos seeds need to be scorched by natural fires from time to time to produce a better flower in the next year. We, as humans, also need to be purified by God’s fire - to flower for Him. I also enjoy to draw aloe plants. Aloes are hardy plants with healing properties. The flowers remind me of orange fiery chandeliers (holy fire) - that provides light. Other themes include thorn trees and artichokes in various media.
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Hermien Van Der Merwe; Title: Like Honey Medium: Mixed media on paper: Printing ink and thinners/Chalk pastel/Pen and ink Size: 595mm x 420mm Height: 180mm

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Hermien Van Der Merwe; Detail of 'Blom vir die Koning', (Flower for the King), in mixed media on paper.

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Hermien Van Der Merwe; These drawings of various Proteas are made in mixed media on paper. They are displayed in ceramic vases. The stem of the flower is drawn onto the unglazed vase with graphite that is fired into the ceramic. The inside of the vase is glazed and can also be used for fresh flowers, if the client prefers to have the drawing framed.

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Hermien Van Der Merwe; Title: Brand my mooi, Heer (Burn me beautiful Lord) Medium: Mixed media on paper: Charcoal/Chalk pastel/Graphite/Flammable glue Size: 595mm x 420mm

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Hermien Van Der Merwe; Title: Blom vir my Koning (Flower for my King) Medium: Mixed media on paper: Printing ink and thinners/chalk pastel/Pen and Ink Size: 595mm x 420mm

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Hermien Van Der Merwe; Title: Protea drawing in Vase: Nes jy is (Just as you are) Medium: Mixed media drawing on paper (pen-and-ink, graphite, watercolour) in ceramic vase Size: Drawing: 595 x 420mm; Vase: 180mm (height)

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Hermien Van Der Merwe; Title: Granaatpitte agter my sluier (Pomegranate behind you veil) Medium: Mixed media on paper: Printing ink and thinners/chalk Pastel/Charcoal/Pen and Ink/Graphite Size: 595mm x 420mm Artists thoughts: Song of Songs 4:3 and Matthew 11:30. This young bride is crowned with soft, golden bubbles in the shape of pomegranate pips. The Protea in the work represents new life and holiness.

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Hermien Van Der Merwe; Title: Blom waar jy geplant is (Flower where you are sown) Medium: Mixed media on paper: Printing ink and thinners/Chalk Pastel/ Pen and Ink Size: 595mm x 420mm Height: 180mm

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Hermien Van Der Merwe; Title: Open up Medium: Mixed media on paper: Printing ink and thinners/Chalk pastel/Pen and ink Size: 595mm x 420mm Height: 180mm

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Hermien Van Der Merwe; Title: Pincushion Medium: Mixed media on paper: Printing ink and thinners/Chalk pastel/Pen and ink Size: 595mm x 420mm Height: 180mm

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