Sunday, August 5, 2012

Yesterday Annelies Peet picked up this portrait of her father Gerrit, one of my Men in Blue portraits.
In this case the blue fits him very well as his life was spent flying and teaching for KLM. These portraits of which I have made 27 in the last eight years are 60 X 80 cm. in size. A difficulty factor is keeping the background pure virgin canvas and letting the painted image grow out of it.


  1. I love this painting. I didn't know you had a Men in Blue series. Do they all tend to be older or do the ages vary?

  2. hi Joy,
    Thanks for your comments. I really enjoy them. If you want to see more Men in Blue, go to the website: and click on Projects. Hoping to hear about which ones you like.