My table is an invite to work; brushes in a jar and a paperblock are the first things wishing me goodmorning when walking into the living room. It’s as much for routine as it is for spontaneity. Routine when in the mornings my dreams are still fresh. Spontaneity for the evenings that you stay up […]
With art students and young artists I visited the CODA museum in Apeldoorn for a seminar by Karin Bos. First we had an artist talk and tour, later a workshop gouache painting. She curated the current exhibition Expidetion Nature. Her work is mostly oil on canvas and gouache on paper, there was also a life […]
This work has gone through many phases. Or maybe me. It has been moved many times and has been painted over, over and over again. I wrote a post ‘no more wip’, I was wrong. Yes progress, not enough to call it done. The saying goes it’s never done, only that I do not know. […]
One of the few that can disturb me in the studio without jumping 10 feet high. So when he did, I made 4 portraits on A4 with charcoal and acrylics on paper.
Together with students from different art academy’s in the Netherlands and Belgium I attended a workshop ‘aquarelle landscapes’ by Simon Schrikker and TFAC in the Kunsthal Rotterdam. Straight up: it was not the first time working with aquarelle. I worked with aquarelle since I kept arjournals wich is about 7 (!) years. Having a pocket […]
Photo report of the Bring Your Own Beamer Night at Tetem where several artist show their work with somehow a beamer involved. Because of all the beamers, you got a non-intended shadow theatre too. I showed ‘the back on the back’ where I visualize a small part of the circus of life.
Chinese ricepaper, spraypaint, acrylics and marker on ricepaper. (100 X 100 CM) Fresh paint, wet paper DryOn to the next one
During a two days painting clinic of TFAC I was introduced to glazing. An old but to me new, painting technique. The video is a short recap of the proces. Learning an actual technique, a practical skill is something new. Painting is a proces of trying and experimenting. Better to say: to fail, […]
This is just a simple example of making choices. To prepare for the next day of glazing I’d made color sketches of an underpainting. That way I would have nice start getting the palette ready and on concentrating mixing colors right. Right? 123 So why to pick; time mostly and of course materials etc. Only how […]
This painting and I have been together some time but could not get it to work. I will not forget this one, who knows if or when we meet again. Now it’s time for the new; some fresh canvas.