For the first time in many years i have been drawing outside. It was not easy but i hope that, with a bit of practise, i will get better at it. This is a quick sketch made with Ink and Watercolor pencils.
We went to Denmark to check out the space and to talk about the upcoming exhibition. It is a great space in a old presbytery on a small peninsula. There are plans for a Edvard Munch exhibition in the spring of 2009 and my work will hang there during this exhibition. The owner of the
Today i tried out a (for me) new technique. Charcoal and White Chalk on Colored paper. I saw a article in “the Artist’s Magazine” and wanted to try it for myself. I like the result but need a bit more practice. I worked with Charcoal pencils on blue paper.
The portraits of Hanna, Maria and Magnus are finished! Let it dry, a layer of varnish and of to Norway. I started right away with my next commission, a portrait of a collie named Sierra. After that there will be another dog commission. Some of my works (20 to 25 pieces) are going to be
Last week i made some photos of the Industrial Heritage along the Zaan. I’m going to make a serie (starting with 4 or 5) drawings. I want to finish them before my 2 exhibitions in Zaandam. The works will be made with Ink, Water color and Colored pencil.
I bought a copy of the book from Charles Bargue Et Jean-Leon Gerome: Drawing Course and started with the studies (on the left my version of “Plate 1”). I have more books about the classical drawing and painting method from the 19th century en i want to make a serious study of them. Here is
The portrait of Mila is finished. Painted the last details yesterday. Now i have to let it dry for a couple of days, put a layer of retouche varnish on, deliver it to the client. I’m very satisfied with the end result. Mila 2008 Oil on canvas 40 x 40 cm SOLD
I’m working on a portrait of the German Pincher Mila. The first layer of color is applied, next are the details. He begins to look like Mila. The size is 40 x 40 cm. It has to be finished on June 23th. I need to work a bit harder :-).
On june 4 juni was the official opening of my exhibition in the City Hall of Almere. It was a succesful and enjoyable opening. Thanks to the people from the city Almere. De exhibition was until juli 23 2008.