Friday, April 28, 2006

The Lantern-Flower

This flower looks a bit like the chinese red lanterns, so I painted it on a warm glowing yellow background. The little lanterns are hanging against some brighter white pieces of paper, on which, of course, bright ideas are noted. The plug is a symbol of how everything is connected, and the need to connect to something outside oneself to get a light-bulb-idea.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Five promising young ladies

In March I made the portraits of these dynamic and promising young ladies, who share a house together. They had their portraits made by me as an expression of their friendship and a memory for later on in life, when they will follow their separate ways.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Flowers for the next exposition!

This is the first flower I painted in a series of flower still-lifes. This rose is a rarity, because it is striped and coloured exactly as the most expensive tulips from the 16th and 17th century.
I will paint these flower-still-lifes in my contemporary way, but within keepin of this Dutch tradition, set in a vase against a dark background, with the emphasis on the texture, color and light of the flowers.