In the post I wrote a while ago you can read why I pick certain subjects for the paintings in this series. “Hollandsche merken #4” wil be a painting of a bottle of Exota. I used to drink this a lot when I was a kid. Somewhere in the early seventies the brand disappeared because
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
The first color layer on the Calvé pindakaas painting is finished too! I can already see that the glass where there is no peanut butter needs to be darker but that’s something for the next layer. First the paint has to dry before I can continue.
The first color layer for the Verkade chocolate is finaly finished. The tinfoil was tough to paint. It felt like I was making an abstract painting… The tinfoil on the Douwe Egberts coffee was just as tough as the one on the chocolate. These two paintings have to dry for a while before I can
I always love to work on a new painting. Covering all that white canvas, I love it! It’s funny that you see things you never seen before because it is just peanut butter. When you make a photorealistic painting you study each inch of the jar. I’m quite happy with the start of this layer.
I started on the first 3 paintings in the “Dutch Brands” series. Douwe Egberts koffie, Calvé pindakaas and Verkade reep. The first step was to apply several layers of gesso on the canvas. The second step was to make detailed drawings and tranfer them to the canvas. The detailed drawings transfered to the canvas I
Recently I’m thinking about a new series of paintings. Dutch Brands. The paintings are going to be on a size of 60 x 60 cm. And as usual the subjects will be shown close-up and trimmed. All the brands have to have some things in common: • I have to remember from my youth, because
This painting has been standing in the corner of my studio for a very long time. So I decided it was time to finally finish it. It only needed another color layer and after that the details. Coke… after Coke… after Coke 2014 Oil on canvas 60 x 40 cm Available