Tag Archive: evolution


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

Evolution 1

I nice thing about having a blog, is that it gives you the change, to look back at all the art you’ve made in the past.

I found this image on my computer. A painting I made a few years ago.

Oil on canvas, 120 x 150 cm.Evolutie 1

I was not present at the time, but I think these drawings where made approximately one hour after Charles Darwin published his book “On the origin of species”, in 1859.

By the way, these drawings are for sale. If you do buy them, I will donate the money to charity:  “SAVE THE DINOSAUR”.

Promise.

tek2 tekening80010

Drawings, chalk on paper, 50 x 65 cm.