Some time ago I had a painting clinic about glazing. In preparation for the next day I made three color sketches and wrote a blog so called 'nothing is imposs but some things are hard'. It was about choosing color and trying something new. This is the follow up, showing the proces of painting the second … Continue reading 2 and 3 of 1,2,3
Photo report of the openingsday of two new exhibitions at Rijksmuseum Twenthe. Sunny day at the museum with great works, modeldrawing and music.
There was a block of white paper and color pencils on the table and so an evening of spontaneous drawing started. The drawings display a living room going dark, chatting boys and friends having dinner.
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 … Continue reading Wake up call
Making of a serie. 9 paintings 0f 24 X 07 CM. Oil on canvas. Total duration, one week.
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 … Continue reading Gouache Painting and Artist talk with Karin Bos at CODA
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. … Continue reading Longest WIP
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 … Continue reading Rough landscapes in Rotterdam
Mixed media on canvas, 270 X 135 CM