Tag Archive: nature


Photography

A triptych. Three pictures, 60 x 90 cm

The Darwin project exists of two major themes. “The origin of species….” is one of them.

Here a detail of a new painting I’m working on. Only a small detail, approximately 15 by 30 cm. The whole painting is 80 x 120 cm.

Still al lot of work has to be done. Only worked on it three sessions. I’ll keep you posted!

detailX15

 

Making art is a matter of doing and reflect on what you’ve done. For 90 percent I know what I am doing. But it’s all about that 10 percent. And when the “not knowing part” becomes to big, it’s totally out of control. And the result will be a very bad painting.

On the other hand, when I control everything I do for a full 100 percent, I’m not able to surprise myself (and “the audience”). And the painting will only be interesting for I short moment. You really have to take your time, when in front of my work. Get to know the painting. Explore it.

On the origin of species X13

And the series is growing and growing. Probably in october, I will arrange a special exhibition in my studio, to show all the “Origin”paintings (eight are finished now).

I thought the title was well choosen. On the other hand; are my latest paintings really about the creation of the world, about life? Or is the theme more about a sort of putrefying and ephemerality? Just before everything dies, vanishes…… To capture that moment?

And does that matter? Or can the outcome, the paintings, be the same? Despite the different angles.

In the right corner below are three yellow organic forms.The top one is still bright. But the one at the bottom is already vanishing. Dying?

70 x 90 cm. Oil on canvas.

On the origin13

Oil on canvas, 40 x 120 cm.

On the origin 4

lakepicture1sweden

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

This piece of art, is in the spotlights for the month of november.

It’s an oilpainting I made several years ago. A big piece, 110 x 160 cm. It’s called: “At the lake”.

I was inspired by the journey I made in Sweden, many, many years ago. For a few weeks my canoe was my home. I conquered big lakes, followed small creeks. I was surrounded by nature. Only water and trees.

The title “At the lake” confuses people: “Where is the lake?!”. But this is not a painting made while standing at the lakeside. It’s a image you can see, when you -in your canoe- are going towards the borders of the lake. You are closing in on the forest. The water is still there, but it’s  a shallow stream. You can see plants, treetrunks perhaps. And in the back, lies the dark.

“Dusk has fallen heavily over the forest. For the first time in my life, I was able to hear silence”.

At the lake

Germany, short holiday

First impression of a short holiday in Germany.

Soon more!

germany2

germany3

germany4

oil painting, no title

oil on canvas, 80 x 110 cm

painting1

Peninsula 2

oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm

peninsula2