Tag Archive: photography

Sometimes, I really think nature is following my pattern vocabulary, rather than I watching her way of shaping things

This is one of my new pictures. It exists of several photos I took.  And the title says it all.



A triptych. Three pictures, 60 x 90 cm

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.


Alu on dibond, 30 x 45 cm

verval 1
verval 2
verval 3

Picture 3, landing stage

Photography, Alu-Dibond, 60 x 40 cm


Photography, Alu-Dibond, 60 x 40


Photography, Alu-Dibond, 60 x 40 cm


Bethany was one of my fellow students at the artschool in Utrecht, the HKU (in the Netherlands). Bethany was and is extremely talented. She can do everything.

Draw, paint, etc. In our last year at the academy, she started with her “pinhole” photography. She made really small boxes with mirrors inside. And she made her own pinhole cameras, which she put inside her selfmade worlds. These cameras where covered with mirrors also, otherwise you could recognize them as cameras. They would become a part of the picture, so she had to disguise them.

With this technique, it looks like we are watching large en high rooms, as if we are in some kind of cathedral. We are part of the picture.

Nowadays her pinhole pictures are far more complicated. And Bethany also makes beautiful short animations, like “Red-End”.

Check  her website: http://www.pinhole.nl/pages/intro.php


Check this teaser of one of her animations:

IJspaleis pinhole wax
Working on the wax model
in the hills

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

65 x 50 cm