Tag Archive: oil painting


 

Oil on canvas, 160 x 80 cm

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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!

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Oil on canvas, 40 x 120 cm.

On the origin 4

This one is a sketch made with oil paint. 40 x 50 cm: MEDUSA

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

70 x 90 cm

On the origin 2

Oil on canvas, 90 x 70 cm

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Gaia-Pythia 2

Well, let’s say, this one is also rather strange.

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Detail of a new painting, with Gaia as the main character. The painting isn’t finished yet, but I think the face will do (although  it’s rather tricky, to show “work in progress”).

Out of her head (and eyes) DNA structures are “pouring out”. So see this as part One. There’s more to come!

And: “Die begin van die aarde”! (poem by Antjie Krog)

Oil on canvas, 70 x 90 cm (detail approximately 20 x 30 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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