donderdag 26 april 2012

Portrait sold.

The portrait Morren Galleries sold recently was photographed and the picture was sent to me today so I can show you now which painting it is. See below. It is painted on stone 40 x 40 cm.

Exhibition April the 30e

This coming monday the 30e of april and it is the Queens Birthday. I will be exhibithing at PARKKUNST in Alphen a/d rijn with lots of other artists

donderdag 19 april 2012

New Portrait..

Just a start..
This is a study of a friend of mine. I'm experimenting with composition and light. And the background was an experiment as well. Also normally I draw first but this time I painted from scratch.
Working on three projects at the same time works well for me :) To be continued..

                                               One little bit further

exhibition Monogromie

This coming week the Sta-art galerie hosts a exhibition MONOGROMIE. Together with 20 artists works on the theme monogromie will be exhibited in the galery.

Sta-art galery
Alphen a/d Rijn
25 april t/m 19 mei 2012.

Please come and see!

woensdag 18 april 2012

Thank you

I'd like to thank everyone for your likes on my facebookpage; at this moment I have 52 so more than the 30 I hoped for! Sometimes it can be a lonely profession; working in the studio all day, but this is one of the bright sides!

zondag 15 april 2012

portrait sold

I am very exited this week Morren Galleries sold a portrait of my son on stone.
This is rather unusual since the people who bought it have no connection with my son. Most of the time I sell portraits in commission.
Lately it happens more often people buy portaits of my collection without commission. This I like because it offers me more freedom to just make what I want :)
I haven't got a picture of the sold one but it is simular to this one:

new page on facebook

Hi everyone,

I would like to invite you to take a look on my new page on Facebook. I'd like to make progress in building this site. In order to do that I need 30 likes so if you do like my work I would very much love it if you would press the like button on top of my page.

zaterdag 14 april 2012

Opa Jan

This week I painted a small portrait of my dad. It is made on stone with oils and it measures 30 x 30 cm.
It was much easyer than other portraits because I know him so well and see inmedeately if it is not him. The light was rather difficult and I've been changing it over and over.

And a detail:

zaterdag 7 april 2012

portrait in commission

Today I worked on a portrait in commission. The person is drawn and painted from a picture I did not take myself because the lady lives in Germany. This is a little harder than when I can choose myself what light and expression I work with. Still I very much enjoy making her visible on the canvas.

This is the same portrait a little further. I like to work on more than 1 project at the time. Today I worked on the light in this portrait and started with a new painting.



dinsdag 3 april 2012


summer workshop portraitpainting


For the people who live in the Netherlands close to Alphen a/d rijn, this summer I'm teaching a workshop portraitpainting again in the beautifull garden of Janneke van der wolf.
please check out this link: