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.

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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.

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Half full colour

Oil on canvas 50x60 cm (April 2021)

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Marten Looten

Rembrandt painting (1632)

Oil on canvas 40x50 cm (March 2021)

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Grootmoeders lieveling

Grandmother's darling

Oil on canvas 60x60 cm (December 2020)



Cows are my favourite animals. Always social, curious and playful.

Oil on canvas 60x40 cm (August 2020)

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Verstilde winterwereld

Hushed silence of winter

Oil on canvas 40x50 cm (March 2020)


Idyllisch wegdromen

Dreaming away in an idyllic spot

Oil on canvas 50x60 cm (January 2020)

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Kleurrijk buitenbeentje

Colourful outsider

Oil on canvas 30x40 cm (September 2019)

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Hello, it's me

Portrait of singer Adele

Oil on canvas 30x40 cm (March 2019)

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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.