donderdag 18 januari 2018

Winter happiness

After two weeks of snow and winter happiness,
I have started with plans for 2018 and 
some painting in the studio.
These happy faces made me smile,
I saw them on a walk in the forest in the Alps.



maandag 8 januari 2018

A woman knitting

Model sketch of a woman knitting, with soft pastel crayon.
A theme which has been painted a lot in earlier days...


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maandag 25 december 2017

Part of...

This is a small part, a close-up of the paint structure...


of quite a large painting (70*100 cm):



I have made this painting some years ago, it is nice to work on a larger scale. 
Of course it is quite abstract and energetic, it will not be everyone's cup of tea. 
But it is for sale, let me know if you are interested.

donderdag 14 december 2017

Inspiration from the museum

Museums are a good starting point for inspiration. To see the techniques, themes, styles and colour use of other painters often leads me to new ideas.
This time it was the Singer Museum in Laren. 
An exhibition of paintings made in the art community of Laren.

There were several paintings made by Isaac Israƫls, I really like them. He almost always paints people, in a very loose manner and with lovely colour schemes. I love this painting:


Another painting which drew me closer is this painting (picture is a part of the painting) 
by Jan Toorop:


The subject of two girls in local costume near the beach, having a conversation, is interesting.
As well as the technique. Here you see how it was presented in the museum.


dinsdag 5 december 2017

ETSY made local NL: finally some pictures...

The first edition of ETSY made local in the Netherlands was great! 
So nice to see more than 50 shops together (almost 60!) and meet the makers.
The large greenhouse on the edge of the city was filled with visitors, family, friends and sellers.
We had a knitting table, a table for drawing and colouring, there was pizza, coffee and soups.
People were coming and going all day.
#etsymadelocalinnl