Tag Archive: abstract expressionisme


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From the series “Die begin van die aarde” (a poem by Antjie Krog)

Siberian chalk and conté on paper, 12 x 18 cm

On the origin of species number 4.

On of the large paintings I am working on right now.

200 x 200 cm, acrylic and oilpaint on canvas

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70 x 100 cm

Acrylic, charcoal and oilpaint on paper

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Oil on canvas, 40 x 120 cm.

On the origin 4

On the origin of species, number 3, oil on canvas.

70 x 90 cm

On the origin 2

This painting, 130 x 160 cm, oil on canvas, was made during the period I worked on the painting Evolution 1 (painting of decembre).

It consists of a lot of different layers. Sometimes even with the same color (red over red over red over red). This technique (called “glaceren” in Dutch) makes that the colors increase in depth (sort of a velvet texture).

It’s very difficult to catch this on camera. But belief me, when you’re in front of this one, it almost seems possible to stick your hand inside the painting.

This is an old technique, used for instance by Rembrandt van Rijn, the famous Dutch painter (see example).

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Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm

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First sketches, acrylic on paper

20 x 30 cm

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For this month, the painting Evolution 1 is in the picture.

It’s an oilpainting, 120 x 150 cm. Later more information.

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This piece of art, is in the spotlights for the month of november.

It’s an oilpainting I made several years ago. A big piece, 110 x 160 cm. It’s called: “At the lake”.

I was inspired by the journey I made in Sweden, many, many years ago. For a few weeks my canoe was my home. I conquered big lakes, followed small creeks. I was surrounded by nature. Only water and trees.

The title “At the lake” confuses people: “Where is the lake?!”. But this is not a painting made while standing at the lakeside. It’s a image you can see, when you -in your canoe- are going towards the borders of the lake. You are closing in on the forest. The water is still there, but it’s  a shallow stream. You can see plants, treetrunks perhaps. And in the back, lies the dark.

“Dusk has fallen heavily over the forest. For the first time in my life, I was able to hear silence”.

At the lake