Philine van der Vegte's blog: Fresh off the easel


Pomegranates (Sun, 19 Nov 2017)
I love pomegranates! The red in the fruit is amazing. I painted this from life with some green velvet for a background. Oil on panel 20x15cm (8x6 inches), daily painting #155. Available on Etsy.
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Beets (Sat, 18 Nov 2017)
"Beets", plein air oil painting by painter Philine van der Vegte "Beets", oil on paper 21x22cm Plein air painting, beets growing in a vegetable garden-dimensions 21x22 cm. Oil on Canson oil paper. Daily painting #152, available on Etsy.
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Beautiful decay - Lichen (Fri, 17 Nov 2017)
"Beautiful decay - Lichen", oil on panel 15x15 cm by Philine van der Vegte "Beautiful decay - Lichen", oil on panel 15x15 cm I'm studying different forms of natural decay at the moment, trying to figure out the structures and colours. This is lichen on a painted door. I like the abstract feel this has to it. Oil on panel 15x15cm (6x6 inches), daily painting #153. Buy on Etsy
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Beautiful decay - Plywood (Fri, 17 Nov 2017)
"Beautiful decay - Plywood", oil on panel 15x15 cm I'm studying different forms of natural decay at the moment, trying to figure out the structures and colours. This is plywood on a shed that has been outside for a long time. Oil on panel 15x15cm (6x6 inches), daily painting #153. Buy on Etsy
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Gardening shed (Thu, 16 Nov 2017)
"Gardening shed", plein air painting by Philine van der Vegte "Gardening shed", oil on paper 50x65cm Plein air painting, gardening shed in a courtyard in Amsterdam. Dimensions 50x65 cm (20"x25") Oil on Canson oil paper Daily painting #151 Available on Etsy
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Chestnut branches (Tue, 14 Nov 2017)
"Chestnut branches", oil on panel 15x20 cm, tree painting by Philine van der Vegte "Chestnut branches", oil on panel 15x20 cm Oil painting of the horse chestnut tree on our farm, with bare branches now in November. Oil on panel 20x15cm (8x6 inches), daily painting #150. Available on Etsy.
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Greenhouse (Tue, 14 Nov 2017)
"Greenhouse", plein air oil painting 50x65 cm by Philine van der Vegte "Greenhouse", plein air oil painting 50x65 cm Plein air painting, greenhouse in a courtyard in Amsterdam -dimensions 50x65 cm (20"x25") -oil on Canson oil paper -daily painting #149
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November rose (Fri, 10 Nov 2017)
"November rose", floral stil life painting by Philine van der Vegte "November rose", oil on panel 15x20cm One of the last roses from the garden. Lovely and bright against a dark background. Loosely painted, trying to catch the light on the flower and glass jar. Oil on panel 20x15cm (8x6 inches), daily painting #148. Available on Etsy.
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Thrush (Mon, 06 Nov 2017)
Thrush, oil painting on panel 15x20cm by Philine van der Vegte Thrush, oil painting on panel 15x20cm by Philine van der Vegte
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Thrush on a cherry cloth (Mon, 06 Nov 2017)
Thrush on a cherry cloth, still life oil on panel 15x20cm by Philine van der Vegte Thrush on a cherry cloth, oil on panel 15x20cm by Philine van der Vegte Oil sketch of a thrush that flew against my window. Such a beautiful bird! I painted it very loosely with big strokes, just trying to capture the light and the colours. Oil on panel 20x15cm (8x6 inches), daily painting #146. Available on Etsy.
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Boby (Fri, 27 Oct 2017)
"Boby", commissioned dog portrait in charcoal on paper 🔴 For this series of six charcoal drawings, I spent a day sketching this Rhodesian Ridgeback. Out of the many drawings, we picked these to be framed.
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Teatime (Thu, 26 Oct 2017)
"Teatime", portrait painting by Philine van der Vegte "Teatime", oil on canvas 40x60 cm 🔴
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Dog portrait (Wed, 25 Oct 2017)
dog portrait commission, oil on canvas 60x80cm "Dorien en Pip", oil on canvas 60x80cm 🔴
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Sunflower studies (Thu, 19 Oct 2017)
Sunflower studies, with increasing abstraction. Oil on canvas, 20x20 cm, available on Etsy.
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Tree trunk (Thu, 19 Oct 2017)
Plein air painting, tree trunk in a courtyard in Amsterdam. Oil on paper 50x65 cm (20"x25"). Daily painting #139, available on Etsy.
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Academic torso (Tue, 17 Oct 2017)
Plaster male torso at the academy, with an etching press in the background. This is a typical art academy interior. Oil on a hand stretched and prepared canvas 40x40cm (approximately 16x16 inches), daily painting #138, available on Etsy.
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Shining lemon (Wed, 04 Oct 2017)
Oil sketch of a lemon and tangerine by Philine van der Vegte "Shining lemon", oil study Oil sketch of a lemon on a candlestick, with a clemetine and blue interior background. Painted very loosely with big strokes, just trying to capture the light and the colours. Oil on canvas 20x20cm (8x8 inches), daily painting #137, available on Etsy.
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Study of a fig leaf (Mon, 02 Oct 2017)
Study of a fig leaf, oil on canvasboard 24x30cm by Philine van der Vegte Study of a fig leaf, oil on canvasboard 24x30cm Oil study of a fig tree branch from my garden. Interesting to figure out the mosaic in the fig leaf - so many shades of green! Oil on acid free canvasboard 24x30cm (approximately 10x12 inches), daily painting #135. Available on Etsy.
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Towering buildings (Mon, 02 Oct 2017)
Towering buildings, cityscape in oil on paper 50x65cm by Philine van der Vegte Towering buildings, oil on paper 50x65cm Plein air painting, cityscape from a courtyard in Amsterdam. I stood very close to the wall, looking up while painting. This makes the building almost lean over. Interesting perspective I thought. -dimensions 50x65 cm (20"x25") -oil on Canson oil paper -daily painting #136
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Bamboo in Amsterdam (Sat, 30 Sep 2017)
Bamboo in Amsterdam, cityscape in oil on paper 50x65 cm by Philine van der Vegte Bamboo in Amsterdam, oil on paper 50x65 cm Plein air painting, cityscape from a courtyard in Amsterdam featuring the buildings across, a lovely tree and jungle-like bamboo (very tropical and un-Dutch!). Daily painting #134, available on Etsy. Oil on Canson oil paper, dimensions 50x65 cm
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Ivy and clouds (Sat, 30 Sep 2017)
Ivy and clouds, oil on paper 50x65cm by Philine van der Vegte Ivy and clouds, oil on paper 50x65cm Plein air painting, cityscape from a courtyard in Amsterdam featuring a building from around 1900, a typical Dutch sky and some loose ivy to contrast the straight lines of the building. Daily painting #133, available on Etsy. Oil on Canson oil paper, dimensions 50x65 cm (20"x25")
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Model drawing (Sat, 30 Sep 2017)
 I'm back at Wackers, and modeldrawing again! I liked the flowing lines and elegant pose of this one. Charcoal on paper approximately 50x65cm.
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Sketchbook flipthrough part 2 (video) (Sun, 10 Sep 2017)
This is the second sketchbook, a watercolour one, that I filled in the summer of 2017 as part of the homework assignment for Wackers.
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Vondelpark (Sat, 09 Sep 2017)
moleskine sketchbook A5 Philine van der Vegte The academy year has started again, we went out for some sketching in the Vondelpark. After filling 2 sketchbooks during the summer holidays, I had to push myself a bit to start yet another drawing. However, this one turned out nicely I think.
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Sketchbook flipthrough (video) (Sun, 03 Sep 2017)
This is one of the two sketchbooks I filled during the summer holidays 2017 as part of the summer homework assignment for the Wackers Academy.
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