The 4th painting in my “Hollandsche merken” series is finished. My mother used to buy these candies when I was a little kid. As you can see the Pepermint is the only one that is still closed. The reason for this is that I didn’t liked the taste of pepermint, and I still don’t like
Yesterday was the opening of the yearly group exhibition at Gallery Stam in Amsterdam. Two of my “Hollandsche merken” are shown during this exhibition. You can visit this exhibition until August 25 2018. Galerie Stam Prinsengracht 356S 1016 JA Amsterdam Open wednesday till saturday 11.00 – 17.00 uur, or by appointment.
The challenge in this painting was also the tinfoil and the chocolate. The tinfoil in this painting is even more like an abstract painting than in the Douwe Egberts painting. A painting in eight steps Hollandsche merken #3 Verkade, sinds 1886 2018 Oil on canvas. 60 x 60 cm Available Click here for more information
The challenge in this painting was the tinfoil. It is almost like an abstract painting, and that is new to me. A painting in eight steps Hollandsche merken #2, En dan is er koffie… Douwe Egberts koffie, lekkere koffie 2018 Oil on canvas. 60 x 60 cm Available Click here for more information and price.
It took a while and all 3 paintings in this series had their challenges. In this one it was the glass with the little smears of peanutbutter in it. A painting in eight steps Hollandsche merken #1, Calvé pindakaas. Wie is er niet groot mee geworden 2018 Oil on canvas. 60 x 60 cm Available
This months celebrity is Angelina Jolie. I found this great photo of her on the internet and not only decided to draw it myself but asked the people who take my course to do the same. I must confess that it was a though job… Angelina Jolie born Angelina Jolie Voight, June 4, 1975 is
This months Celebrity is a portrait of Freddy Mercury the lead singer of Queen. Frederick “Freddie” Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. He was known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal
After many, many hours this painting is finished. After the varnish dried it went to Galerie Stam in Amsterdam. Go to the Prinsengracht 356S if you want to see it. Nostalgic Amsterdam #2, Broodje van Kootje, Leidseplein, 1953 2017 Oil on canvas. 80 x 60 cm Available Click here for more information and price. Below
The monthly celebrity drawing for December is a portrait of Princess Diana. I remember like it was yesterday when i heard the news of her death. A week later I went to Paris and saw all the flowers on the location where the accident happened. Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances; née Spencer; 1 July
This months celebrity is Audrey Hepburn. Several people asked me to make a drawing of her. Audrey Hepburn was born Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. She was a blue-blood and a cosmopolitan from birth. Her mother, Ella van Heemstra, was a Dutch baroness; Audrey’s father, Joseph Victor Anthony Hepburn-Ruston, was