Saturday, 24 July 2021
Thursday, 22 July 2021
My neighbour had his birthday, 65 years now, and this was the present from his family. He is very proud of the house. And the painting has a nice location now.
Done with water soluble oil on a panel, 40x50cm.
Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Sunday, 18 July 2021
Monday, 12 July 2021
Thursday, 8 July 2021
I used a portrait of Andew Wyeth, a painter I admire immensely. Not that that was the reason to paint him, but I loved the strong contrasts in the face.
Thursday, 1 July 2021
Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Out sketching again. A little castle in my town, maybe 6 kilometers away, Terborg.
It's used as a wedding place, actually my daughter was married here. THere was a wedding going on, at a certain point the bride was posing for pictures, on the small drawbridge to the entrance, I managedto insert her in the drawing.
Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Anoter try at a serious painting: based on the "Sam Drukker" style of working.
It's based on a picture by Ed van der Elsken, a couple somehere in Paris I think.
I decided to go for a dramatic colour: kobalt blue. This is after one evening of painting.
See where it gets me.
Sunday, 13 June 2021
Thursday, 10 June 2021
Tuesday, 1 June 2021
Saturday, 29 May 2021
Monday, 24 May 2021
The Knight had to cover his ears again, and walked to the animal to check it out properly. He had to shout: “Hello Hydra! Listen, for a nice little reward I could solve your problem!”
The seven heads looked to each other and said simultaneously: “Okay. This pot holds a nice and fitting present. It will make you think of this sweet creature. Will that do?”. “We have a deal!” the Knight said.
He flew to the roof on his horse and lowered a rope through the chimney. With a heavy pull the animal came loose. It was a regular Octopus! She was probably lost in the storm!
The Knight pointed to Octopus. ”Look at that! An Octopus. She is clearly a long way from home and the sea. But I will take her home”.
The Hydra blushed out of shame. Stuttering the heads told each other: “I am so sorry, Forgive me, I didn’t mean all I said. I do like you. Can we be friends again? Just like old times?”
And so everything was okay again. They spit a little fire to celebrate.The Knight waved goodbye and quickly carried the Octopus to the sea.
Friday, 21 May 2021
Monday, 17 May 2021
Saturday, 15 May 2021
Monday, 10 May 2021
Monday, 26 April 2021
Friday, 23 April 2021
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
This is not only my painting, but the building is also my design. I made the first sketches for this building back in 2018, the construction was finished a few months ago.
Unfortunately I have not been able to visit the building due to Corona travel restrictions. I really hope to see the finished buidling in reality some time soon.
Saturday, 3 April 2021
Page 7 of "The Knight" (or in Dutch: "De Ridder"). A Children's book that I am writing and illustrating for my grandchildren.
“Aha” the knight said, “I will see what I can do.” He climbed the steep road towards the ruin. De smell of Sulphur and old fire was unbearable. And so was the harsh shouting. Obviously a fierce quarrel.
Inside the cave he was surprised to see a loudly quarreling seven headed dragon, and another strange tentacled creature. The Knight had to shout to get over the terrible noise. He said “I am the Knight who does not know who he is. What’s going on here?”
The seven heads fell silent for a brief moment. Then the first spoke: “We are the Hydra. Last week’s storm made this beautiful creature fall through our ceiling!” The second head shouted: “And now you think that she is in love with YOU?” And the third: “How can she love you, with your ugly yellow teeth!” “Hear, who is calling names!” ”You’re just jealous!” “Who? On you? Ha!”.
In seconds the noise was deafening.
Saturday, 27 March 2021
Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Page 6 of "the strange travels of Lord Pentamundo or in Dutch: "De vreemde avonturen van Ridder Jeroen".
Now our Knight knew what to do: four quests to win the heart the Countess.
So he jumped on his flying horse and flew away. But it was late, and the sun set slowly behind the dark shadow of another castle.
Suddenly he heard a young boy sobbing. He was sitting on a fence and staring at his dark lantern.
The Knight asked curiously: “My dear boy, what is troubling you? How can I be of service?”
The boy looked up and said: “I am Jake, and I live in that little village over there. Since the storm of last week we don’t have any fire or light left!”
The Knight looked to the dark village.
Jake went on: “A seven-headed and fire spitting dragon lives in the tower of that castle. But she is very sweet: she offers us her fire for free. And that is so sparkling and beautiful that we are able to sell it to the other villages."
"But now we don’t get anything anymore. We don’t know what to do now!"