Portrait of a village · 17. September 2018
This large portrait (200x125cm) was painted on location, in the shed of one of my neighbours. He posed for me for four mornings, mainly thinking about the corn harvest and haying! In the slideshow you can see how I set up the painting. I painted the background without the model just before the final session. I took some liberties with the colour of the cupboard and the carpet, to improve the composition.
Portrait of a village · 06. September 2018
In the past week, I have been painting a portrait of Frank Dutman in his brewery Bierderij Waterland in Monnickendam. Frank posed for me every morning for about a week. I really like the shiny verticals of the beer tanks in the background, and the light coming from behind them. I used a fairly limited palette of raw and burnt umber, ivory black, yellow ochre, brown red, ceruleum and ultramarine blue, plus flake white. The film is made with the artificial light on, I worked without (much darker...

Portrait of a village · 20. July 2018
The first big farmer painting is finished! This is how I transported it back home.
Portraits and people · 08. July 2018
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).

Portraits and people · 10. June 2018
A short technical explanation of the sightsize system
Portraits and people · 06. June 2018
I went to Salisbury for four weeks to learn the sightsize method at Sarum Studio with Nicholas Beer.

24. May 2018
Today, all five in our class passed the tentamen. In this video, I show you the work I made for it.
Portraits and people · 13. May 2018
Na veel denken over het thema voor het Feest van de Geest 2018 heb ik besloten om het heel eenvoudig en dicht bij mezelf te houden. Het thema “Levensadem” associeer ik met

Dune path, oil on canvas 40x30 cm, plein air painting by Philine van der Vegte
Land sky sea city · 03. May 2018
Land sky sea city · 02. May 2018
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!

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