Another24 maart 2017
This painting has been developed at the start of this week. Me being busy with some other things it stayed at the easel until this morning and as a result I was able to observe this painting for several days. It came to me as a positive result every time I saw it, never being entirely sure that it could be a final result.
This Painting doesn't have a title yet, 65x85 cm, 2017.
No Comment21 maart 2017
No Comment: 70x90cm, 2017
Why18 maart 2017
In relation to some of my paintings a recurring question may be: why hasn't this one been sold yet?
In most occasions when this question returns over and over again one or a few years later the painting often will really have been sold.
Where it comes to this painting from 2015 I must say that it was never part of an exhibition yet.
It would be nice if I could show it somewhere this year.
Verhalend over liefde (Informing you on Love), 105x125, 2015
Theater Posa15 maart 2017
The painting presented in de picture above is the final result. The picture below shows a previous version. The version shown above will at least be final for the time being as it will be exhibited together with three paintings of the same size at Theater Posa from 17 march until the 24th of april this year.
There are only six differences between the two versions. All six changes were made with the same dark green color. Of these changes there are four that are for sure an upgrade in my opinion. In two other cases I'm not sure wether the changes are really an improvement.
Looking at a painting like this gives some information and might add some useful changes to my processes, when painting.
It might slow down this process; maybe not always but maybe sometimes.
Looking at the painting as a whole I think the final result feels more like "nature", whereas the previous result is less defined, maybe a bit uncomfortable. As a whole it might be an improvement.
Apart from this paintings you might find enough reason to visit one of the shows at Theater Posa during the period of exhibition.
A desert, 75x150cm, 2017
Calliope Art Factory13 maart 2017The picture to the right gives an inpression of the start of the exhibition.Additional comments on the picture showing the two paintings that are mostly blue added the 17th of march:The painting on the right was developed from the painting shown at the left side. That one therefore doesn't exist no longer.
The painting is exhibited at the Calliope Art Factory right now. See the text below for further information.
13 maart 2017
Yesterday my exhibition at the Calliope Art Factory was opened.
The opening words by Janneke Sparreboom were very positive.
It was a very nice meeting as I experienced it.
It brought me back in a very strong way to the conclusion as where the most obvious reason to make paintings is meeting people and being in contact with them.
It doesn't show any people in this picture, but that is for privacy reasons.
It also brought me some very good and enthusiastic comments on the shoes that I have painted a few months ago.
The exposition will last until the 5th of april.
The pictures were taken by Juul Baars.
To Be Honest12 maart 2017
To Be Honest, a painting that is still on the easel right now. I'f been working at it this morning. It might be finished. I feel a lot of strength and restless stillness when looking at it.
"When Moving to the East" might be a useful title as well.
To Be Honest, 70x90cm, 2017.
To Be Normal10 maart 2017
`To Be Normal` is a painting I will show most certainly during an exposition organized with KUP 11 in De Kubus in Lelystad lasting from 10 april till the 17th of may this year.
The theme will be "Gender", aiming at the difference between, and maybe also a discussion on the roles of men and women in a society.
However I do not like to distinct between people in a general sense; I don't like to arrange people by catagories. This is simply because it always takes some freedom away I suppose. Maybe the title of the painting is something like a protest.
To Be Normal, 2017, 80x100cm.
A red sun - to be ...2 maart 2017
This one ain't finished so it seems.
I came on to this picture this morning.
This painting dating maybe some two weeks ago will be on the easel in a short while as I look at it right now.
What makes this painting uncomfortable to me is mostly the big black dot in the left of the painting touching the orange-red line.
It didn't come to my attention before and I do not know right now, what might be a way to change it.
I will have to judge, whether to adapt this painting, when looking at it at it's real measures of course.
This Painting is 75x150cm big.
To be continued I suppose, maybe in a few days.
I've just (still 2 march 2017) had a look at the painting at its real size.
In real size I do not experience the problem I have been describing above.
All over and Again26 februari 2017
All over and again. This painting was mostly made at the end of last year and finished at the start of this year I suppose. It came to my attention this morning, looking at the pictures of some recent work. I think I seldomly make a habit making my paintings. Somehow drawing horizontal grey lines in the background of the painting seems to have become more or less a habit the last few months. Most of my recent work are painted with grey, black and white paint. All over and Agian (There is always that new beginning, not every day so it seems, but some days the new start is really active I think) 70x90cm, 2013.
In the Portfolio you can see more recent work (Nieuwste Schilderijen).
Something Different, a Can16 februari 2017
The garbage can was installed next to the picnic table last week. The result is shown on the photo at the bottom. I experience it as a nice result, while I'm not entirely satisfied. The suspension for the garbage can is grey and somehow prominent. Painting the suspension wasn't part of this project. However I'm not really unsitisfied as well, mostly satisfied. It was a nice project with a result I can observe every few days when I pass it walking or on my bike only a few hundred yards from my own house. So mostly I'm very thankful to have taken part in this project that really brings something different to a neighbourhood.