zondag 29 januari 2012

Exhibition The Hague

Today I exhibited two art-works at the art exhibition Kunstdagen at The Hague. Many positive reactions wich resulted in a place in the national exhibition in Amsterdam.

donderdag 26 januari 2012

silver-grey painting

Last pictures were a bit to warm and this is what the real painting looks like;

Dutch Portraitpainters

You can now view my work on the portraitpaintersite http://www.dutch-portraitpainters.com/

dinsdag 24 januari 2012

silver-grey portrait

I used a picture of Russel James to paint this study on stone. It is painted on a silver-gray background on stone and I wanted to find a way to make the face and the background melt together.
It is a small one 20x20 cm.

1e stage

2e stage

3e stage

4e stage

dinsdag 17 januari 2012


The last couple of weeks I,ve been making studies for backgrounds. I wanted to find out what atmosphere, colour, texture and meaning a background should have for me to want to paint a portrait on. All of the studies turned out to be abstract and are earth coloured with a touch of gold or silver.
Here are a few examples;

and the first start of a portrait in commission on one of the backgrounds;

maandag 9 januari 2012

another bird

fase 1
I painted this bird on stone. It is the first stage. I'll be working on tones and depth.
I used goldpaint in the back to create a warm atmosphere and at the same time a suggestion of space in the back.

zaterdag 7 januari 2012

little Lola Crying

4 stages of a study how background changes the whole atmosphere of a painting. I'm not finished with this topic and lost a bit of an ear in the last painting.. That will be changed.



I like the medieval atmosphere that happens in the last two.

dinsdag 3 januari 2012

I,m exhibiting artworks at the Grote Regionale Kunstdag on 29 januari at Den Haag.(The Hague)
On this event 90 fine-art artist will exhibith 180 works.
You are invited too!
On sunday the 29e of Januari from 13.00 hours till 17.30 hours at De Nieuwe Kerk in Den Haag.
(Spui 175).
See you there!

zondag 1 januari 2012


The painting of the little dog is now finished

Tody I saw this black bird and thought why not?
It is a first sketch and it need some work in detail and background

Not yet finished..

A little further today, I thought the bird is too much the same as the background so I decided to give it more depth by looking more in detail. I has now a greater contrast with the background. It is my challange to get detail and big brushstrokes work together. Not yet finished..