Tag Archive: landscape


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

70 x 90 cm

On the origin 2

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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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Lisbon, first sketches

First sketches, acrylic on paper

20 x 30 cm

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For this month, the painting Evolution 1 is in the picture.

It’s an oilpainting, 120 x 150 cm. Later more information.

 

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Small oil

This is my latest painting. It’s only 40 x 50 cm.

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In the pictures below, I mixed a few photo’s a took in Germany.

It were  pictures of landscapes and a picture of a tree-trunk (probably struck and split by lightning).

They look almost the same, but in the first one, the landscape and the clouds are more visible.

I am thinking of using these pictures as a starting point for my paintings. I prefer the second one. Because of the colors (the wood in the left corner), but also because this one almost looks like  a painting itself. For instance the white horizontal “brush” stroke.

It’s only a starting point. It may well be, that the final painting is very, very different from the pictures I am showing you here.

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Germany, digital art

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Different angle

I am also a basketballcoach. Basketball is a game of making angles, of changing pace. To beat your opponent.

In my art, I am my own opponent. You see things, you saw a thousand times. But you have to change your “point of view”, challenge yourself.

You look at the world from a different angle.

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oil on canvas, 30 x 80 cm

oil painting, no title

oil on canvas, 80 x 110 cm

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