This is my diary in which I write down thoughts and particulars about some of my paintings.
Every now and then I will also jot down some notes when looking at the work of other artists.
Among my paintings that proved very popular in Germany (and thus were sold) are two compositions of citrus fruits against a very dark background and a faux reflective surface. These were painted on artist board, and because wooden board has a much smoother surface than textured linen, this is one reason why the glossy finish […]
Cornelis (Kees) Le Mair is a legend in his lifetime. I had read his book “Het edele ambacht, de lelijkheid aangeklaagd” (The noble craft, accusing ugliness) a few years ago and long admired him for his views on art as well as for his paintings. So when the opportunity arose to joining some other accomplished […]
Dear Doreen, It’s done! Last year we’ve left Germany and returned to Scotland, and it gladdens my heart. Friends and family wonder why we’ve returned to the north of the British isles, rather than finding a place in sunny France. Doesn’t it rain all the time over there, they exclaim. But although that may be […]
Dear Doreen, “Das Stillleben kehrt zurück” was the title of my solo-exhibition in Osnabrück during the Autumn of 2015. Still life painting returns! I fully appreciate, of course, that such a claim may seem rather remarkable to say the least, but in a sense it was true enough, for my chosen genre of painting for […]
Another of my weekly paintings, this one features some grapes in two colours and a glass from Kitty and Ben’s Antiques shop, on a piece of rough slate. “Grapes in two colours” Oil on Board, 35 cm x 19 cm, 2015 On this painting, too, I wanted to catch some of the reflection of the […]
A silver plated cup overflowing with green grapes and purple plums, and a slice of robust red for luck. The cup, incidentally, is a trophy with the inscription “Arubaanse Parenkampioenschappen 1972”, a Bridge championship for couples on Aruba in the Caribbean. “Cup Overflow” Oil on Board, 30.5 cm x 21.5 cm This is another painting where I set […]