2020

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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 adding some color. But I was too careful with that. The dark areas remained much too dark and didn’t have a the right look and feel.  Besides that it was also not “painterly” enough. It looked dull. The painting needed more life!

And then comes the most difficult moment. The moment you put a brush full of paint on it, you cannot go back and you have to continue on the chosen path. So swallow 3x while making the first stroke. I have also read that painting is mainly daring. It is really true. Daring to screw up something gives much more painting experience than continuing on a careful path.

And this has now become the end result. You can see it in my paintings page. I hope you’ll like it. Thea Booijink

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Morning Light (nude)
Morning light (nude)

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 real painting which was ready in 2018. It took 3 weeks of hard work to finish it. You see the result here.

In this blog I will announce my new art when it is ready. Although I am not really good in documenting the growth of a painting – often I am so involved with the painting itself that I forget to photograph the different steps and decisions I make – it is the purpose to show you sometimes the process of the making-of .