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.
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 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
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