This oil painting is based on my drawing ‘Nude – 17-06-15’. An artist often sees one thing in another. Salvador Dali saw a rhinoceros in Vermeer’s Lacemaker. I saw a horse in a women’s thigh.
Last weekend I was walking through Veere at Zeeland, Netherlands, a little pittoresque town. I returned to my car when I saw the sign ‘city wall tour’ and I decided to take that one and then, when I climbed onto them, I saw this great composition that reminded me of Caravaggio’s ‘Descent from the cross’, a perfect staircase composition – triangles within one big triangle.
The Revelation of Bettie Page (2018) In this painting I tried to work out some grand themes: sex and religion. There is nothing more to say about the ‘what’. About […]
Free Gouda! – 25-08-18 I was walking on a Sunday afternoon, the last very hot one of this summer and the central square was deserted. No one was there […]
A pastel of a treescape at Royal estate ‘De Horsten’ at Wassenaar, Netherlands. This one I did last Saturday for a group of pastel students and limited myself to appromixately 2 hours, synchronizing to the time span of the pastel workshop, in order for them to relate to a quick build-up without throwing too much details like leaves and branches.
During my lessons as a teacher I stell my students there is no end to perfection and one never can tell when a painting or drawing is finished.
A quick painting I made the morning before afternoon’s workshop ‘painting glass’.
The chase – 20-09-16 (sold) This one is based on the swimming pool full of optical illusions at Museum ‘Voorlinden’ at Wassenaar, The Netherlands. Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 […]
The town of Vlaardingen (near Rotterdam) depicted in roundish forms. This is a view on the harbour in the center with the ‘Grote Kerk’ (‘Big Church’) at the background.
Furia sunbathing – 16-05-16 (sold) In retrospective this is an ode to my deceased cat who died in November 2016. This is her, reclining in the sun, a couple of […]