2020

4 posts

Inner-thoughts

Inner thoughts, portrait painting

Today a total different painting than Floripes was. It was already quite a time ago that I painted a portrait. I started on an old painting that I didn’t want to keep. I putted a few colours over it and then a blueish kind of grey with also a pinch of yellow in it. Then I made the drawing of the face. It  is a rather rough drawing, not detailed, just to place the eyes and mouth. I used a very vague photo. Using a vague photograph is sometimes an advantage, unless the painting really has to resemble someone.  With […]

Floripes, legend of Olhão finally painted

In the Algarve there are a lot of legends. Most of them from the time of the Moorish occupation. One legend is still alive: Floripes, legend of Olhão.  Floripes was a beautiful Moorish woman who was left behind  when the Moorish were expelled  from the Algarve. Also her fiance fled away without taking her with him. But he came back to pick her up. Unfortunately his boat cracked on a rock and he drowned.  From that time Floripes was enchanted. Inhabitants of Olhão can still tell the story and some of them even still believe in the legend. You can […]

Paint classic!

It continues to itch. Drawing real bodies. So this week I have drawn and painted in a more classic way. I got it on the canvas rather quick, with a dark underpainting. But the composition was not satisfying for me. Through this process I go more often. The painting doesn’t give a feeling, it doesn’t look yet. And then I remembered a quote that painting is mainly simplifying. Remove all that is not necessary. I don’t know any more who it was, but it could have been very well Picasso. He was a genius in simplifying. Meanwhile I also started […]

Website in the air

Since the 6th of March 2020 my website about my art is really in the air! It took some days to develop this website and not everything is already working well, but it functions. I hope you will really enjoy and navigate through my website often. I am proud to introduce you to my work of art which I developed in the last 3 years. In 2017 I mainly did drawing, I wasn’t ready yet for painting. But at the end of that year I felt more confident and started with some self-portraits. And then I began with my first […]