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


This blog has moved (Tue, 02 Jan 2018)
To simplify things a bit, I am moving this blog to my own website. You will find my latest paintings, background information, exhibition info and more on www.philinevandervegte.com/blog. Hope to see you there!
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Study of a fig leaf (Tue, 02 Jan 2018)
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.
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Woman in a wicker chair (Fri, 22 Dec 2017)
"Woman in a wicker chair", large portrait from life by Philine van der Vegte "Woman in a wicker chair" "Woman in a wicker chair", oil on linen 70x100 cm, available on Etsy. Large portrait painted from life, starting with wiping out the light parts from a burnt umber underpainting and building up from there.
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My left hand (Thu, 21 Dec 2017)
"My left hand", oil on panel 15x20cm. Available on Etsy. I'm studying hands at the moment, making a lot of drawings and painting a little. Mainly my own hand, it is the closest model I have!
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Copy of a Jeremy Lipking painting (Mon, 18 Dec 2017)
Today in artclass, we copied some paintings by Jeremy Lipking. I painted this one: Copy of a painting by Jeremy Lipking, oil on wood 40x50cm The coat and hair were pretty quickly done, but I struggled for a long time with the subtlety of the little girl's face. I'm happy with how it finally turned out, even though it's not nearly as good as the original (which I won't show here...). I have had a paper print of this picture for a long time, and now I can actually have it on the wall in my atelier as a painting!
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Masterclass child portrait (Sat, 09 Dec 2017)
I followed a masterclass Child Portraits, from Dutch Portrait Prize winner and Wackers teacher Irma Braat. She teaches a method for painting children from life, letting the children pose in six short sittings of 8 to 10 minutes, with a 10 minute break to play inbetween. The painters can check their work during the breaks, mix paint, look at the work of others. The first two to three sessions (half an hour painting time in total) are used for setting up the darks in raw or burnt umber, until there is a good likeness. Then the colours are added. The painter keeps correcting until the last minute. These portraits were all made from life, with about an hour total painting time. child portrait from life, oil on linen 30x40cm by portrait painter Philine van der Vegte child portrait from life, oil on linen 40x50cm by portrait painter Philine van der Vegte child portrait from life, oil on linen 40x50cm by portrait painter Philine van der Vegte child portrait from life, oil on linen 40x50cm by portrait painter Philine van der Vegte
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Pippi (Tue, 21 Nov 2017)
"Pippi", oil on canvas 90x120cm The last two days we worked with guest teacher Beth Namenwirt on a large painting. Assignment: a full figure in a room with lots of stuff. Painting from photos and imagination. Fun to do, however it made me more certain that I want to paint from life and observation, not photos. "Pippi"' detail
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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. Sold.
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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.
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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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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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