22nd March 2020

Corne Akkers with his oil painting Frida Kahlo

Started a new project last week: Frida Kahlo, based on my drawing ‘Sans titre – 11-10-18’. I was quite happy with it and I immediately sold it too.

Una in aliam – 01-09-19

surrealistic nude oil painting

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.

The widow of Aleppo (2019)

cubist nude oil painting

Drawng often is called the primary process and I like it so much, brimming over with an ocean of ideas, that I forget about transfering those ideas to the secondary stage: the canvas. There always is something to dust off and in 2017 I used ‘Nude – 03-09-15’ to work out a bigger theme, called ‘The Widow of Aleppo – 18-05-17’, after Rembrandt’s painting Jeremiah lamenting Jerusalem’s destruction. Since the war in Syria sort of came to an end but the people still suffer, I found it appropiate to do this anew but then in oil.

The brown eyed girl (2018) (sold)

Realistic portrait oil painting

The brown eyed girl (2018) (sold) A commission for a classic portrait. I focused on the complexion of the beautiful young woman from indonesian and dutch origin, showing a great mixture of madder red, burnt sienna, green, purple, yellow and blue hues in her face. I decided to put the stress on the face and […]

The Revelation of Bettie Page (2018)

surrealistic landscape oil painting

Buy a printable (downloadable digital hi-res picture) in my web shop € 3.99 now Buy this art work in my web shop Price Negotiable Buy a print of this artwork through iCanvas (different sizes available) Buy a NFT (Non Fungable Token) of this artwork through Noisy Panda World (inclusive original) The Revelation of Bettie Page […]

Roundism – 12-05-18

cubistic nude oil painting

Buy now: a printable (downloadable digital hi-res picture) in my web shop € 3.99 Buy a print of this artwork through ArtPal or Redbubble (different sizes available) Buy a NFT (Non Fungable Token) of this artwork through Noisy Panda World (inclusive original) Roundism – 12-05-18 Color versus Tonality I tell my students often about tonal […]

Roundism – 13-03-18 (sold)

Cubistic nude oil painting

Some years back I saw an incredible oil painting by Herman Gouwe of a sunset in cyan, yellow, purple and red and I it baffled me. How could bright shining light ever be portrayed better than this.

Roundism – 20-02-18

cubist nude pastel drawing

This oil painting is the final piece on the series of the pastel and graphite pencil drawing on the same theme. I decided to abstract the female figure even more, reducing the oily reflections on her body to cubist planes, creating rhythym and diction of light and dark tones.