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Discovery of a dinosaur embryo.


I am ahead of my time. Or should I say “behind schedule for 66 million years?”
This week scientists in China found a fossil of an dinosaur egg, approximately 66 million years old. With an almost (!!!) complete skeleton inside. They called it BABY YINGLIANG.

It is believed to be a toothless theropod dinosaur, or oviraptorosaur, and has been named Baby Yingliang.
Researcher Dr Fion Waisum Ma said it is “the best dinosaur embryo ever found in history”.


Last month I finished my big drawing “on the origin of species V” ( See one of my latests posts, 150 x 180 cm).
And lets be honest, the resemblance is striking.
A coincidence? Not really. For years I am working on what I call “The Darwin Project”.
When does a brushstroke, or a pencil line, tranforms into a organic form?
I don’t plan anything, I don’t make studies, before making the end piece. I just do. The work creates itself.
Like the egg of an embryo of a dinosaur, on the point of hatching.
The work is for sale.


Cumbria

New painting, oil on canvas. 120 x 180 cm

A few years ago I visited the northern part of England. Near Adrian Wall. This painting is the result of sketches I made and pictures I took.

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New oilpainting, 100 x 90 cm

This painting is also part of my Edda project. The Edda is a collection of old poems. Two literary works, one known as the Prose Edda. The other one is known as the Poetic Edda.

Chalk, acrylic and oil on paper

100 x 70 cm

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I am Dutch. Try to master the English language. Read a lot. Margaret Atwood for instance, with the Madadam Trilogy and A Handmaid Tale.

Run into new words:

Yore, of Yore: A long time ago.

This is me. My drawings and paintings. Refering to a time, where forms weren’t that specific. The origin of….

Below:

70 x 100 cm. Acrylic on paper, siberian chalk on paper and oilpaint on paper.

I am using different backgrounds now (acrylic and siberain chalk) and try to make a combination between this background in paint and the drawings I’ve made lately. And on top, again paint, in acrylic or oil. Layer over layer, over layer. Chalk over paint, paint over chalk).

“DRAWTINGS”, I call them.

Or: “DARWINgs

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This one is more delicate, more refined. But the dark piece on the top, makes you wonder.

“Is everything alright, or….?”

100 x 70 cm, chalk on paper.

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Part of The Darwin Project

Finished the drawing this week.

Siberian chalk on paper, 110 x 130 cm

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