Monday, December 25, 2017

la Femme

I am interested in painting iconic women. Women who are ageless, who hold the secrets of eternal femininity. This is a 30 x30 cm. portrait with the use of paper, painted some years ago in Holland. my most recent in this series is on my Facebook page: an oil portrait of a  woman of 21 who epitomizes all women of hope and spirit. It is quite different from my little 13 x 13 inch conversation portraits which are painted on panel,  each during  a two hour conversation.
Merry Christmas to all. and a new year of hope.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

fall storms in Holland

I have neglected this Blog far too long. I was so busy painting portraits and listing them on Facebook.  
we are having these incredible skies here as fall storms begin in Holland. first day that we haven't biked. the light seems very defined and colors deep.this is an old study but hangs in the kitchen as we both like it.

Friday, August 4, 2017

home in Noorden, The Netherlands

why not post this painting I painted maybe 20 years ago on Nymphaea Eiland where Herman and I have spent 28 years together.
I have neglected this Blog for many months. not that I am not painting, because it is about painting, but because life is rather complicated at the moment.
I am in Cummington,Ma., USA, preparing for my 3rd exhibit:The Heart of the HilktownsIII. hopefully I will reach the 50 portrait paintings before the opening 6 October. first returning to Voorweg 22 for 5 weeks to fulfill a number of  paintings  there.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

The best way to spend part of a day is to paint a dear friend. Does it look like him? I doubt it, but it has something "of" him for sure. And I thought of the Fayum paintings.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Incredible singer

I want to honor this singer-garden architect. That's what my Heart of the Hilltown's project is about=honoring as many people as I can paint who have contributed to the culture here in these communities. It turns out to be pretty much everyone. This is the third year of painting these two hour conversations I require to do these painting. I say that the painting is what happened during the conversation. It is not an attempt to make a photographic representation. It's about the paint, the strokes, movement, colors next to each other. That's what excites me.