February 17, 2018 - No Comments!

Shirt (Detail) – Oil on linen – 200 x 100 cm. – 2017

Here's a very small detail of a new piece, I painted the shirt mainly from life and finished it from memory. The scene as depicted here has never existed. I particularly wanted to paint something lit from behind since that rarely happens in painting. Additionally I really wanted to combine abstract and figurative aspects into one painting, that's why the top half is mainly figurative and the wall on the bottom half has a more abstract approach. That's also the reason why I didn't feel the need to paint a sky or any other backdrop through the window. I really wanted to keep some sense of calm in that area.


This piece is somewhat of a self-portrait, It fits into a longer running series: self-portraits without me in it. The shirt has been painted at the scale where it would actually fit me.


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May 13, 2016 - No Comments!

Lemon – Oil on wood – 50 x 40 cm. – 2016 (Detail)

Here's a time honoured subject, though when I painted it I didn't know about the long history of Dutch still-life paintings where the lemon peel hangs of the support. Works by Willem Claesz Heda and Willem Kalf for instance. It was a joy to paint this piece though it took me quite a while to finish. The grey background has a blueish hue and the support a green one and the gradations took a long time for they are rather subtle.

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March 16, 2016 - No Comments!

Commission: Sea

I made this piece for a collector who already owns quite a few of my works.

It has been made without any kind of reference material. The waves were tricky and took me quite a while. There is a large piece in the pipeline with waves in it as well so this was good practice for that.