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Annual show

Kunstmaand 2022 Another autumn, another art show. The big " Kunstmaand Ameland " event is coming again, bringing our island in the artistic atmosphere for 30 days. About 100 international artists plus 30 local island artists will be showing their works at more than 40 locations across the island. I am proud to be a part of it again. Within the group of Amelander Kunstenaars I will show this year four of my paintings. Fingers crossed... I am excited to see the art of other participants. What I already saw online was very promising. Are you coming, too?

A little tribute to Jan Voerman

Back to flowers A couple of years ago while visiting the Voerman Museum in Hattem, I bought a nice handmade replica of the ginger jar used by the master in his famous still lifes. I do not often paint flowers, yet I like them a lot. So this time I made a couple of settings with nasturtiums from our garden and tried to paint them in the classical style of Voerman. Quite satisfied with the result. Let's call it "Ginger Jar from Hattem". Painted with primary oil colours plus titanium white and burnt umber. Alla prima. The panel is 19 x 26,5 cm. View the finished painting in my gallery .

Flock on dyke

Island sheep III This one is the third and the last one of the current sheep series. Perhaps one day I'll paint some more of these animals. Three primary oil colours plus titanium white and burnt umber. The canvas board is 30 x 24 cm, and it is painted alla prima (or wet on wet). View the finished painting in my gallery .

Sea sheep

Island sheep II After finishing the first sheep painting , I almost immediately started with another one. This little group was grazing on the sea side of the dyke, only having a bike road between them and the tidal Wadden Sea. It's great to learn about these lovely animals' behaviour while painting them. So, there is always one "on watch" checking you or the area, while the rest does their grazing or chewing duty. I now tried to catch such a scene in this painting. Three primary oil colours plus titanium white and burnt umber again. The canvas board is 22 x 15 cm, and it is painted alla prima (or wet on wet). View the finished painting in my gallery .