Almost all paintings are portraits. Sometimes an interior of a room is to be seen, with or without a person in it.

dated 2010 until 2018 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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LInked...

LInked...

2018

Linked on the internet or loneliness?

Meppel Mosquito I

Meppel Mosquito I

2017

Meppel Mosquito I was part of the exposition 'Komaf' (Origin). People of a diverse groups living in the province of Drenthe (Netherlands) have been portrayed. Hind, the girl   depicted in this portrait is third generation Dutch-Moroccan.  Above all Hind is Dutch. Only very few times some Moroccan sentiment comes to the surface, e.g. when she is at a wedding. She finds Dutch weddings a bit dull and modest. She also notices differences when people come to dinner. In the Moroccan way dinners are more festive and abundant. But in the end Hind is Dutch/Drent because she was born and raised here. See also the painting Meppel Mosquito II 

Meppel Mosquito II

Meppel Mosquito II

2017

Meppel Mosquito I was part of the exposition 'Komaf' (Origin). People of a diverse groups living in the province of Drenthe (Netherlands) have been portrayed. Hind, the girl   depicted in this portrait is third generation Dutch-Moroccan.  Above all Hind is Dutch. Only very few times some Moroccan sentiment comes to the surface, e.g. when she is at a wedding. She finds Dutch weddings a bit dull and modest. She also notices differences when people come to dinner. In the Moroccan way dinners are more festive and abundant. But in the end Hind is Dutch/Drent because she was born and raised here. See also the painting Meppel Mosquito I

Bloom of youth

Bloom of youth

2017

Awarded by the jury for 'Kunst in de etalage' In the second half of the 19th century the cream 'Bloom of youth' was very popular among American women of the upper and middle class. Using this cream gave them the white skin they wanted. With a white skin like that it was obvious that they did not need to work outside. It was a sign of prospetity. By using this cream the women not only obtained a white skin but also looked like etherical creatures. This volatility and  vulnarability was very fashionable these days. It was unknown that one of the ingredients of the cream was the poisoness pigment white-lead. The women became ill and they payed their beauty dearly, namely with their death.  Source: ‘Kleur’, biografie van kleuren door Victoria Finlay

Transition

Transition

2017

Movement from one phase to the other

Woman sailor

Woman sailor

2017

Carine, sea sailor. Knows what she wants and never gets blown away.

15 years old

15 years old

2017

Michel 15 years old

Rik

Rik

2016

Portrait of Rik. A young farmer who passionately runs his agricultural farm.

Field Manager

Field Manager

2016

In this painting the farmer overlooks his vast land while radiating overview, control and proudness. If one wants to manage a farm like that, one has to be part of his land. This has been depicted by his transparent clothes. The pivot (for irrigation) and text reflect with which kind of systems this field manager has  to cope. Because the pivot reaches out to the horizon, and because the land has been painted more or less perspectively, the size of the farmland is stressed. The used colours express the freshness and energy with which this young farmer runs his farm. 

Girl chiaroscuro

Girl chiaroscuro

2016

Girl chiaro-scuro. Light and dark technique.

Suze Sanders

Suze Sanders

2015

The artists association 'Drents Portret' portrayed a number of poets and writers. This work of art is one of them

Speedy portrait

Speedy portrait

2016

Do you want to see how a portrait is painted? The first strokes of the brush are course and one can hardly see which direction the work will take. First coloured areas are painted in a coarse way with a large brush, and gradually finer brushes are used. Layer over layer is painted, this results in a vivid portrait, because one will always see some of the colours used in a layer beneath.  Somewhere in the video I swipe the background away and I paint it all over again in another colour. Sometimes I do this with a whole portrait, then I look what is left and continue painting on the vague spots of paint that can still be seen. The result can be astonishing.  The measurements of this speedy portrait is 20x20 cm and in reality it has been painted in 3 to 4 sessions of 20 minutes.

Marcelle

Marcelle

2016

Yep, it's me, in colour.

Omvlee

Omvlee

2015

The artists association 'Drents Portret' portrayed a number of poets and writers. This work of art is one of them.

Enigmatic

Enigmatic

2015

The artists association 'Drents Portret' portrayed a number of poets and writers. This work of art is one of them.

Thinker

Thinker

2015

The artists association 'Drents Portret' portrayed a number of poets and writers. This work of art is one of them.

November man

November man

2015

The artists association 'Drents Portret' portrayed a number of poets and writers. This work of art is one of them.

The poet

The poet

2015

The artists association 'Drents Portret' portrayed a number of poets and writers. This work of art is one of them.

Furious

Furious

2015

A model Furious

C. Lagarde

C. Lagarde

2017

Christine Lagarde is head of the IMF.  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is a UN organization  working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

Banker: N. Wellink

Banker: N. Wellink

2014

Ethical borders are set by personal norms and values, not with so-called old knowledge or the knowledge of today. 

Banker: G. Zalm

Banker: G. Zalm

2014

Ethical borders are set by personal norms and values, not with so-called old knowledge or the knowledge of today. 

Banker: G. van Olphen

Banker: G. van Olphen

2014

Ethical borders are set by personal norms and values, not with so-called old knowledge or the knowledge of today. 

Banker: P. Moerland

Banker: P. Moerland

2014

Ethical borders are set by personal norms and values, not with so-called old knowledge or the knowledge of today. 

Banker: R. Groenink

Banker: R. Groenink

2014

Ethical borders are set by personal norms and values, not with so-called old knowledge or the knowledge of today. 

Banker: S. van Keulen

Banker: S. van Keulen

2014

Ethical borders are set by personal norms and values, not with so-called old knowledge or the knowledge of today. 

In the distance

In the distance

2013

Portrait of the artist Alfred Hafkenscheid, looking in the distance and thinking. It has been made during one of the masterclasses of 'Het Portret van Drenthe'

Ellen

Ellen

2013

She always seems happy.

Grandmère

Grandmère

2012

My grandmother, the way she looked at her children.

L'amour bon gré, mal gré

L'amour bon gré, mal gré

2012

This is a portrait of my grandmother who had 13 children in spite of herself.

Meine Lisa

Meine Lisa

2011

Lisa in a New Zealand scenery.

Ghost like

Ghost like

2010

It seems as if the spirit of the reader or of the contents that he is reading is floating above the man. Also the bowls seem to go their own way.