Tag Archive: art


Making art is a matter of doing and reflect on what you’ve done. For 90 percent I know what I am doing. But it’s all about that 10 percent. And when the “not knowing part” becomes to big, it’s totally out of control. And the result will be a very bad painting.

On the other hand, when I control everything I do for a full 100 percent, I’m not able to surprise myself (and “the audience”). And the painting will only be interesting for I short moment. You really have to take your time, when in front of my work. Get to know the painting. Explore it.

On the origin of species X13

And the series is growing and growing. Probably in october, I will arrange a special exhibition in my studio, to show all the “Origin”paintings (eight are finished now).

I thought the title was well choosen. On the other hand; are my latest paintings really about the creation of the world, about life? Or is the theme more about a sort of putrefying and ephemerality? Just before everything dies, vanishes…… To capture that moment?

And does that matter? Or can the outcome, the paintings, be the same? Despite the different angles.

In the right corner below are three yellow organic forms.The top one is still bright. But the one at the bottom is already vanishing. Dying?

70 x 90 cm. Oil on canvas.

On the origin13

Oil on canvas, 40 x 120 cm.

On the origin 4

In my research (Omphalos project) I start making realistic sketches of women and then try to change them, make them more “Gaia”.

And I also use different materials (charcoal, siberian coal, acrylic paint, black ink) and different sizes of paper. Sometimes the drawings are just 10 x 15 cm. And sometimes 50 x 70 cm.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

This one is a sketch made with oil paint. 40 x 50 cm: MEDUSA

medusa

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Some drawings I use for my “Omphalos project” (Earth-mother, Gaia, Pythia, Daphne, etc. etc.)

More to come!

 

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

70 x 90 cm

On the origin 2

lakepicture1sweden

Oil on canvas, 90 x 70 cm

x3laag

I am working on a new series of oilpaintings.

90 x 70 cm

X8laag

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).

evolutie3

joodse