Tag Archive: Darwin


Graphite pencil and siberian chalk on paper, 180 x 150 cm.

To be seen at the exhibition 055 at the CODA museum Apeldoorn.

Also in the running for the Van Reekum Cultuurprijs

New drawing, graphite pencil on paper

“Natura XXXI”, 150 x 170 cm

NATURA XXVIII

Ink, chalk and acrylic paint on paper, 75 x 140 cm

CHARLES DARWIN: notebooks recovered!!

And this week, the notebooks of Charles Darwin where found again! And his book “On the origin of species” was and is a big inspiration for me still. At this moment, I am reading “The voyage of the Beagle”.Very interesting

drawing Darwin On the origin of species

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.


On the origin of species VI

Ink and pastel on paper, 150 x 180 cm

Large drawing!

On the origin of species V

ink, acrylic paint, pastel and charcoal on paper. 150 x 180 cm

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.

Natura XX

Siberian chalk on paper, 70 x 100 cm

Part of the “In the beginning” series

New drawing

Natura XII, ink on paper, 24 x 31 cm

Sometimes, I really think nature is following my pattern vocabulary, rather than I watching her way of shaping things