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
I thought it would take me a couple of hours to paint the chocolat. I was wrong, I forgot about all the logos and other letters on every piece of chocolat. But again it was fun to do and very rewarding.
I started working on the first color layer of the Douwe Egberts coffee. The first step was the white lettering and other white parts of the package. You see so many small details that you don’t see whwn you buy the coffee in the Supermarket. The next step was painting red. Not just one color
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
I continued working on the first color layer of the Calvé pindakaas painting. This was the easy part. Next step will be the glass with traces of peanut butter and the shiny knive. While I was waiting for the paint on the peanut butter painting to dry I started working on the next painting in
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
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
One of my loyal customers from the Netherlands asked for another portrait of Bruce Springsteen. The other one I made for him you’ll find here. It was a fun piece to do, I love photos with a lot of black in them. Born in the USA 2017 Charcoal, ink and white chalk on colored paper