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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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Sunset photography idea

Sunset photography collage with your iPhone An inspiring idea to start with in the new year: collect a sunset every day, always using the same viewpoint. I made the sunset collage you see below already in 2012. Sunset photography doesn’t have to be difficult, when high resolutions and realistic colors aren’t the most important things. I made my photo’s simply…

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Charcoal landscape sketches

Making charcoal landscape sketches: lines & darkness A challenge: to catch the atmosphere and richness of a landscape in charcoal on paper. You don’t have any colors and for the lightest parts of your landscape you can only use paper. For me, the two most important things when making charcoal landscape sketches are: Where you put the clearest lines, the lines…

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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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