Tag Archive: Heeres


Siberian chalk on paper, 100 x 70 cm

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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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Gaia 11

Also part of the Darwin Project

Chalk on paper, 90 x 120 cm

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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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Preformation and the Edda

This painting is called “Preformation”. Not too long ago, scientists thought that the human embryo, the baby, was a tiny version of a grown human being. Waiting in the sperm cell. And just had to grow (in the womb of the woman ofcourse).

I also read a lot about “the Edda”, a very old book about the creation of the world (Nordic mythology). This is also a theme a use sometimes.

And explains the environment the sperm cell is “floating” in, in this painting.

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Sketches

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50 x 65 cm, chalk, acryl, conté on paper

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32 x 25 cm. Black chalk

I guess I am an oldfashioned artist. Well, at least my themes are: landscapes, nature, women.

On the other hand, it depends on what you do with these themes.

As Oscar Wilde put it: “No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”.

OR

“Art only begins where Imitation ends.”

in the hills

This is a mix of a drawing I made and a picture.

65 x 50 cm

Slowakia

A mix of several pictures a took in Poland and the Czech Republic.

65 x 50 cm. Photography