Saturday, 20 December 2014

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Just Dance! (Hubbard Street 2)


Quick and rough figure study drawn with ink and feather inspired by Todd Rosenberg Photography’s image of Hubbard Street 2 Dancers Jules Joseph and Katie Kozul in action.

Ink
Paper
21 x 21 cm

Message En Route


Ink
Paper
30 x 24 cm

Saturday, 22 November 2014

I'll Be Back - Ik kom terug (Adriaan van Dis) (2)


Portrait study loosely based on photo.
Reference photo: Cover Sir Edmund/de Volkskrant 8-11-2014, Robin de Puy

Acrylic
Canvas
60 x 50 cm

I'll Be Back - Ik kom terug (Adriaan van Dis)


Quick sketch loosely based on photo.
Reference photo: Cover Sir Edmund/de Volkskrant 8-11-2014, Robin de Puy

Pencil, acrylic
Grained paper
21 x 21 cm

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Olivia - Costruzione


I made a quick start on a portrait of Olivia ... her confident gaze made me stop for the time being. Portrait for Julia Kay's Portrait Party on Flickr.

Acrylic
Canvas
60 x 60 cm

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Friday, 25 July 2014

The Rebel


... but deep in his heart he was a rebel ...

Enhanced version of the sketch in the previous post with some digital colour added.

Ink pen
Paper
21 x 14,8 cm

Le Liseur - The Reader


Quick sketch, revisiting the reader-motif I did in a previous post.

Ink pen
Paper
21 x 14,8 cm

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Ruelle Aixoise - Alley in Aix


Quick and rough sketch of one of many picturesque alleys in Aix-en-Provence.

Acrylic
Canvas board
24 x 18 cm

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Exhibition "10x10artist"



On Saturday the first "10x10artist" exhibition by Atelier Open was opened in Amsterdam. 10x10artist is an art project set up by gallery Atelier Open in Amsterdam focused on offering a varied selection of artworks by international artists on 10 x 10 cm sized canvasses. The art works are exhibited during special occasions, starting in Amsterdam, then traveling to other places and countries. The works also are on display on the 10x10artist website. I participated with my "Visages Nuages" series, small abstracted portraits in ink drawn/painted with a feather, shown below.

My work at 10x10artist.com

Review: "Sunday View: 10x10artist" by Jeroen Mirck

A Shade of Johan


Acrylic
Canvas
40 x 40 cm

Friday, 13 June 2014

Monday, 9 June 2014

Friday, 2 May 2014

Exhibition "My Past"


This evening the group exhibition with the theme "My past" was opened in the town hall of Landgraaf. It consists of a presentation of art works created by students at the local art school (VAZOM). My entry titled "Leenhof Chapel: Childhood memories through coloured glasses" is a diptych of paintings I did in 2012 in an expressionist style of an early 17th century chapel which lies very picturesquely on top of a hill in the middle of the woods, known as the "Leenderkapel". As a child I played in its surrounding woods and in my teens I attended the secondary school built on the edge of those woods. Vanavond werd de groepsexpositie "Mijn verleden" in het raadhuis van Landgraaf. De expositie bestaat uit een presentatie van werken gemaakt door cursisten van het locale centrum voor de kunsten (Vrije Akademie ZOM). Mijn bijdrage, getiteld "Leenderkapel: Jeugdherinneringen door een gekleurde bril", is een tweeluik van schilderijen die ik in 2012 in een expressionistische stijl maakte van de "Leenderkapel", een pittoresk kapelletje op de top van een heuvel midden in een bos in Landgraaf. Als kind speelde ik in de omliggende bossen en in mijn tienerjaren ging ik naar de middelbare school die aan de bosrand was gevestigd.
(Mijn verleden, Raadhuis Landgraaf, 2.5.2014 - 9.6.2014)

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Portrait Sketches (imaginary): Transparent painting on a textured underground



Series of quick abstracted (imaginary) mixed media portraits on a textured underground created with tile mortar. I started out with creating a textured layer on the paper and then tried to discover facial features in it and work from there, painting in transparent (watery) layers to let the effect of the texture show through. As the paper tends to get soaked and can start tearing, I had to stop in this stage. Perhaps I'll revisit them later.

Tile mortar, acrylic
Paper
21 x 21 cm

Saturday, 12 April 2014

The Toast: Painting on a textured underground



Abstracted mixed media (transparent) painting on a textured underground created with tile mortar. I particularly like the hand. Contemplating the in progress state.

Tile mortar, acrylic
Board
60 x 80 cm

Friday, 11 April 2014

Exhibition "Alphons Winters prize 2014"



This evening the first of six regional exhibitions for the biannual Alphons Winters prize was opened in the town hall of Kerkrade. I was pleased to have my entry "(Sur)Real Reflections" selected for this first round exhibition. In the upcoming weeks a selection committee will select works from the regional exhibitions for the second round final exhibition in Maastricht later this year. Vanavond werd de eerste van zes regionale tentoonstellingen voor de tweejaarlijkse Alphons Wintersprijs geopend in het raadhuis van Kerkrade. Ik was blij met de selectie van mijn inzending "(Sur)Reële Reflecties" voor deze eerste ronde tentoonstelling. In de komende weken zal een selectiecommissie werken uit de regionale tentoonstellingen selecteren voor de eindtentoonstelling in Maastricht.
(Alphons Wintersprijs 2014, Raadhuis Kerkrade, 11.4.2014 - 14.5.2014)

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