Self portrait ideas – Fauvistic colors

During recent painting lessons, I wanted to try something new. I decided to go for another self portrait, but at the start I didn’t really know how to give a fresh spin to it. So I just started, and every painting session colors started to get more intense. During the different sessions, I got some good help from my teacher. Together…

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Valentin Serov portrait study in oil paint

During recent painting lessons, I made a study of a wonderful portrait of Russian portrait painter Valentin Serov. What I often like about Serov’s portraits, are the original poses he chose for his models. The portrait he made of Konstantin Korovin (the ‘First Russian Impressionist‘, 1861 – 1939), shows a man who looks relaxed and casual for his time. Below,…

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Started with painting lessons again

I’m happy to start with my painting lessons again. Last week, I’ve had my first lesson on a new location. Professional painter Bryan Rietman still is my teacher. His new studio is actually a classroom in an old school building. Making studio’s and gallery spaces in old empty buildings, is a great way for a city to stimulate the creativity of…

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Anton Mauve study in oil paint

Study of Anton Mauve’s painting ‘Morning ride on the beach’ Anton Mauve was a famous Duch painter of the Hague School. He influenced Vincent van Gogh, who of course is even more famous nowadays. During the lessons of professional painter Bryan Rietman, I made a study of Mauve’s painting called ‘Morning ride on the beach’. By the way, this painting…

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