Gallery

The enthusiast art teacher at my secondary school piqued my interest in drawing and painting when I was eighteen years old. But my talent laid dormant for almost fifty years. Not until my retirement was on the horizon, I activated my talent by attending oil painting workshops and guided lessons in a physical painter's studio. Without any prior knowledge or experience I learned the fundamental basics of oil painting for beginners in late 2018 and 2019. From 2020 onward I have been sharpening my skills in colourful realism and realism-impressionism painting techniques that are based on the old masters’ methods. 

'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. The paintings are not for sale.

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Op klompen naar de maan en terug

On clogs to the moon and back

Oil on canvas 50 x 60 cm (October 2022)

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Zonwandeling

Sunwalk

Oil on canvas 40 x 80 cm (July 2022, inspired by Leonid Afremov)

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Zongekust

Sun-kissed

Oil on canvas 40x60 cm (April  2022, inspired by Spartaco Lombardo)

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Zonnig bloemschikken

Arranging a sunny bouquet

Oil on canvas 40 x 50 cm (April 2022, inspired by Yuri Krotov)

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Hooiroken in een zomers weiland

Haycocks on a summer meadow

Oil on oil colour paper 40 x 50 cm (May 2022, inspired by Claude Monet)

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De Nederlandse droom van sneeuw, ijs en schaatsen

The Dutch dream of snow, ice and skating

Oil on canvas 50 x 60 cm (January 2022; inspired by Dutch artist Nard Kwast)

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Stralende herfstkleuren

Radiant autumn colours

Oil on canvas 100x40 cm (November 2021)

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Exotische schoonheid

Exotic beauty

Oil on canvas 50x60 cm (August 2021)

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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, Rembrandt painting)

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Grootmoeders lieveling

Grandmother's darling

Oil on canvas 60x60 cm (December 2020)

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Cora-20

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)

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Idyllisch wegdromen

Dreaming away in an idyllic spot

Oil on canvas 50x60 cm (January 2020, inspired by Jean-Claude Cubaynes)

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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)
My second oil painting

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Smaakmaker

Appetiser

Oil on canvas 30x30 cm (November 2018)
My first oil painting ever.