Last week I spent a week with sculptor Malisca in the tower of the church in Monnickendam, drawing charcoal portraits. Every morning and afternoon I had a model, and spent about 2 hours plus breaks drawing them from life. In total I did 8 people and one dog (also from life).
I went painting in the dunes in Schoorl. They have the highest dunes in the Netherlands, reaching up to 55 meters. It is a very beautiful reserve. I went with my artist friend Sharma Peterson, we are in the same class at Wackers. We lugged our gear to a nice spot and started painting. Of course I forgot my sandbag, to weigh down my easel in the wind. It fell over a few times, luckily with the wet side of the painting facing upwards!
De expositie "Kalverportretten" is te zien in de kerk van Broek in Waterland, van 27 april t/m 30 mei 2018. De expositie is vrij toegankelijk en iedere dag geopend van 10 tot 16 uur. Broeker Kerk, Kerkplein 13, Broek in Waterland. De biologische Jersey kalfjes van Henri Willig in Katwoude hebben model gestaan voor deze serie. Ze zijn geschilderd met olieverf op papier op levensgroot formaat, 65cm breed en een meter hoog. De portretten zijn te koop.
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