Without any prior knowledge or experience in oil paint I have been attending oil painting workshops and guided lessons in a physical painter's studio since November 2018. I aim to learn classical realism and realism-impressionism oil painting techniques that are based on the old masters’ methods, in order to freely create and express my own and personal art work.
'I keep on making what I cannot yet do, in order to learn how to do it' (quote Vincent van Gogh, 1885)
In this gallery I show you my achievements.
Since I have fallen in love with every piece, the paintings are not for sale.
Schoonheid (IN PROGRESS)
Oil on canvas 50x60 cm, started May 2021
For this portrait I use the grisaille technique, in which I use shades of gray to create the illusion of sculpture. It is the underpainting. It’s a technique that was widely used by the old masters as a way to develop a plan for future colour placement and establish values and tones within a painting’s colour palette.
Half full colour
Oil on canvas 50x60 cm (April 2021)
Rembrandt painting (1632)
Oil on canvas 40x50 cm (March 2021)
Oil on canvas 60x60 cm (December 2020)
Cows are my favourite animals. Always social, curious and playful.
Oil on canvas 60x40 cm (August 2020)
Hushed silence of winter
Oil on canvas 40x50 cm (March 2020)
Dreaming away in an idyllic spot
Oil on canvas 50x60 cm (January 2020)
Oil on canvas 30x40 cm (September 2019)
Hello, it's me
Portrait of singer Adele
Oil on canvas 30x40 cm (March 2019)
Wild en verfrissend
Wild and refreshing
Oil painting on canvas 40x50 cm (December 2018)
Oil on canvas 30x30 cm (November 2018)
My first oil painting ever.