Tankstation Enschede Expo

In my hometown Enschede, there’s this old gas station, which nowadays is used as an art gallery / cultural meeting point. The lighting in the open spaces of ‘TANKSTATION Cultureel Vulpunt‘ is really special and even a bit mysterious. The exposed ceiling construction and the high windows add an industrial atmosphere to the gallery. There are two exhibition spaces in ‘TANKSTATION Cultureel Vulpunt’.…

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In profile portrait

Last sunday, it was time to paint a portrait again. I realized that all the people I painted till then, were always portrayed in a frontal position. So, the decision was easy: today’s ‘victim’ Jönna deserved to be portrayed in profile. Painting a face in profile What I liked about making an ‘in profile portrait’ instead of a ‘frontal portrait’, is that you’ll…

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Morandi composition

Choosing a ‘Morandi composition’ for your still life painting The right composition is essential for every still life painting. That’s no big news, of course. But every composition should also feel ‘fresh’ and inspiring while painting it. I find it very refreshing to look at the compositions of other painters. I’d like to understand them and master them in my own style.…

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Pretzel still life painting

I’m always looking for original things to paint. Sure, a bowl of fruit can be arranged in a million ways, creating numerous compositions. But it’s not only a great composition that excites me. For example, I think it’s also fun to pick things with different surfaces and different consistencies for my still lifes. So that’s why my girlfriend brought some fresh…

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