Create your own reality
Acrylic paint on canvas, 40×50 cm, in wooden floating frame.
Day 38 – February 8, 2019
Acrylic on 300 gr. watercolour paper, 21x 30 cm.
Day 37 – February 6, 2019
When classic meets trendy…. Three layers of mod podge and acrylic paint over a picture of Peter Paul Rubens’ painting of his daughter Clara Serena.
Day 36 – February 5, 2019
Day 35 – February 4, 2019
Acrylic paint and ink pen on acrylic paper, 15×21 cm.
Day 34 – February 3, 2019
Charcoal and ink on 225 gr. acrylic paper. This drawing is not exactly what I hoped it would be, but I still want to post it. Simply because this is me (although the face doesn’t look like mine). Standing half behind a dark wall, one leg in dusk. Never naked in bright light. You know…
Day 33 – February 2, 2019
Non-dominnat hand drawing, ink pen and 15×21 cm.
Day 32 – February 1, 2019
Acrylic paint on 225 gr. acrylic paper, 42×30 cm.
Day 31 – January 31, 2019
I fell asleep at 7.30 p.m. (The Netherlands), so I completey forgot to post my artwork of the 31st of January. It’s now 5.45 a.m. here (February 1), but in some countries in this world I’m still on schedule…
Collage on wood block, resin top layer.
Growing green cities
Day 30 – January 30, 2019
Analog collage on wood, resin.
Day 29 – January 29, 2019
Blind contour drawing, 15×21 cm.
Day 28 – January 28, 2019
Analog collage on wood block, resin layer.
Day 27 – January 27, 2019
Collage and acrylic paint on paper, 16,5×19 cm.
‘Bean sídhe’ is a female spirit in Gaelic folklore believed to presage, by wailing, a death in a family (English: Banshee; it means ‘Woman of the Fairies). The story is about a young man Christian, who plays a prank, that comes back to haunt him.
Not my fault
Day 26 – January 26, 2019
Non-dominant hand drawing. Pen on 225 gr. acrylic paper, 15x21cm.
Also someone’s daughter
Day 25 – January 25, 2019
Acrylic and collage on paper, 25×32,5 cm
Day 24 – January 24, 2019
Acrylic paint and collage on paper, 25×32,5 cm
Brother and sister
Day 23 – January 23, 2019
Pencil and Tombows on 225 gr. watercolour paper, 24×32 cm
Day 22 – January 22, 2019
Mixed media: acrylic paint, photocopy and tape on 360 gr. acrylic paper, 24×32 cm.
It was really hard to take a picture of this work, because of the shiny tape, so sorry for the bad quality.
Day 21 – January 21, 2019
Pen, ink and Tombow on 300 gr. acrylic paper, 15×21 cm.
Day 20 – January 20, 2019
Acrylic paint on 225 gr. acrylic paper, 15×21 cm.
The Chicken Waltz
Day 19 – January 19, 2019
I have a confession to make. Everytime I take a shower and wash my hair, I lose some. Just like everybody. But my hair is black and long, so it always looks like a lot. Because I don’t want to flush the hair away with the water, I collect it during shampooing and stick it to te bathroom wall (see picture). Yeah, I know, it sounds a bit weird, but he, that’s me.
This time I was looking at it and saw a dancing chicken, so I decided to take a picture of it and try to draw it. And to be honest, I liked it. After drawing, I used my Tombows to give it a little bit more ‘life’. I’m satisfied and will do this more often!
Pen, Tombow pencils on 225 gr. watercolour paper, 24×32 cm.
Day 18 – January 18, 2019
Asemic writing, Indian and red ink, 15×21 cm.
Day 17, – January 17, 2019
Charcoal, 15×21 cm
Day 16, January 16, 2019
Indian ink and acrylic paint on unprepared , 28,5 x 35 cm.
Day 15 – January 15, 2019
Acrylic and indian ink on 300 gr. acrylic paper, 15×21 cm
Day 14 – January 14, 2019
Watercolour on 360 gr. watercolour paper, 30×40 cm.
Day 13, January 13, 2019
Pen, indian ink, paper
Day 12 – January 12, 2019
Indian ink and acrylic paint on paper, 30×40 cm
Day 11 – January 11, 2019
Non-dominant hand drawing, Tombow pencils, ink pen, 15×21 cm.
Day 10 – January 10, 2019
Acrylic paint, indian ink, and pencil on paper, 15×21 cm.
’Noodlot’ is the title of a Dutch book (literature) by Louis Couperus (1890) I read during my study of the Dutch language. It means ‘Fate’. The painting is based on the first sentence in the book: “His hands in the pockets, the collar of his fur coat up, Frank walked through the blowing snow, along the lonely Adelaide Road in the evening.” (Google translate Dutch-English, so don’t blame me for any mistakes).
First time I worked with acrylic paint. Because I’m not an experienced ‘real life’ artist, I followed an online class to learn how to draw lines of action. The first line I made was with a pencil. After that I took my dip pen and made some extra lines.
I kinda liked it, so I decided to give it some color with acrylic paint. That came out awful, because I don’t know anything about colors at all. It looked like a combination of Winnie the Pooh (colors) and Paddington Bear.
I wanted to throw it away in the garbage bin, but decided to put on a new layer of paint. And a new one. And… Well, finally it was finished.
And the horse you rode in on…
Day 9 – January 9, 2019
Non dominant hand drawing/ painting, watercolour and ink pen, 15×21 cm.
Day 8 – January 8, 2019
Ink, pen, dip pen, watercolour, 25×32,5 cm
Day 7 – January 7, 2019
Red ink and pen on 275 gr. acrylic paper, 15×21 cm.
Day 6 – January 6, 2019
Charcoal on acrylic paper, 15x21cm
Kick ‘m in the balls!
Day 5 – January 5, 2019
Series of four drawings. The first three are videostills of Trump’s ‘conversation’ about women. The last drawing is Trump saying the world’s most famous mysogynistic words: ‘Grab ‘m by the Pussy’. My reply: ‘Kick ‘m in the Balls!’
Non-dominant hand drawing, pen.
Hommage a Louise
Day 4, January 4, 2019
Tombow pencils on 225 gr. watercolor paper, 24 x32 cm.
Je suis Coco
Day 3 – January 3, 2019
Collage of a picture of Coco Chanel.
Photo collage on 250 gr. acrylic paper, 42×29,7 cm (A3), glue, satin matt varnish.
Day 2 – January 2, 2019
This is a nondominant hand drawing of Patty, one of my best friends, whose birthday it is today. She turned 34 yrs. old. Btw: she has a great travelblog: www.pattycular.com
Nondominant hand with pen. The text is written with my dominant hand, but I held the pen at the end, so I didn’t have 100% control over it. 15×21 cm.
New Year’s Times
Day 1 – January 1, 2019
Drawing of the digital front page of The New York Times. Pen and water colour on 300 grams Talens Paper. Size 29,7 -x 42 xm (A3).
Illustrations and header with non-dominant hand.
‘One image a day’-challenge starts tomorrow!
On the 1st of January, 2019 – tomorrow – my 365-challenge starts. This means I will produce one image a day: a drawing, a painting (probably not, didn’t ever do that before), a collage or a photograph. Or even a 3D-work, if possible.
The reason for this challenge? To try materials, to produce, to unblock, to ‘not being afraid to produce’, to create, to stop comparing my work with other works of art, to grow. To….
After one year I want to organize an exposition with 365 works. You’re all invited!
Pen and water colour on 250 grams watercolour paper, 21×30 cm. Lefthanded drawing, text written twice with pen hold at the end.
Source: an article from The Independent paper of 2-2-2017.
We can get you fixed in no time
Tombow dual marker (black, dark grey and grey, water and ink on 300 gr. water colour paper, 21×30 cm.
Blind contour drawing, pen on 250 gr. paper, 15×21
An analog collage I made in 2016 (sold). Paper, scissors, glue, 30x40cm, on 250 gr. paper.
Punk’s not dead
Indian ink, red ink and pen on 140 grams sketchbook paper, 2018.
Tombow Pencils, Indian ink, red ink and oil pastels on watercolor paper, 15×21 cm, 2018
I tried my new Tombow dual pencils. I really have to practice this more often. I used an artwork from Deb Weiers as an example because I like her style so much! Finally it doesn’t look anything like the beautiful original, but he, I was only trying my pencils!
Non-dominant hand drawing, 15×21 cm, 140 grams paper.
1984, Orson Welles
A non-dominant contour drawing of one of the masters of the movie!
Sense and sensibility
One of my award winning pictures I took nearby the Oostvaardersplassen in Almere (The Netherlands). It was at the end of a hot day and the butterfly was probably very exhausted. He didn’t even fly away when I came closer and closer. I took the shot and left.
Indian ink and pen on 250 gr. acrylic paper, 15×21 cm
In 1992, 44 deer were brought to the Oostvaardersplassen, a fenced parc in Flevoland, The Netherlands. The experiment failed because population grew and finally more than 3,300 deer, horses and cattle starved to death because they couldn’t migrate. A black page in The Big Book of this country.
Drama is still going on, now they’ve decided to kill most of the deer, instead of moving them (which was an option, but it costed more money).
Portrait of a Lady
Analog paper collage, red ink, on 250 gr. acrylic paper, 15×21 cm, 2018.
Exposition The Right Moment at the Wrong Place of conceptual artist Suchan Kinoshita in Museum De Paviljoens in Almere, 2011.
After Auguste Rodin, collage and pen, non-dominant hand drawing, 15×21 cm, 2018.
Non-dominant hand drawing, ink pen, 250 gr. acrylic paper, 15×21 cm, 2018.
Analog collage, 2017, paper, scissors and glue.
Photography for an art project of Artez School of Arts.
Non-dominant contour drawing, pen on 250 gr. acrylic paper, 15×21 cm.
Analog paper collage, 30×40 cm.
Ink, pen and charcoal on 250 gr. acrylic paper.
Like nobody’s watching
Charcoal and pen on 250 gr. acrylic paper, 15×21 cm.
Non-dominant drawing after a picture of Dutch photographer Koen Wessing. Pen on 250 gr. acrylic paper.
Black and white photograph, digital, Rotterdam 2018
Analog paper collage, vintage, 21×30 cm
What are you looking at?
Pen drawing on 250 gr. acrylic paper, 15x21cm.
Charcoal and ink on 250 gr. acrylic paper, 15×21 cm
Analog paper collage, business card, ink, 250 gr. acrylic paper, ø 5cm
Blind countour drawing, ink on 250 gr. acrylic paper.
Without music, life would be a mistake!
Pen and charcoal on 250 gr. acrylic paper, 15x21cm
Ink on 250 gr. acrylic paper, 15×21 cm