dinsdag 30 juni 2009

Beach sketch

Quick gouache sketch at the beach in Scheveningen.

More plein air

Piekstraat Rotterdam.
Gouache and watercolor sketch. I had to work fast because of the setting sun.

donderdag 25 juni 2009


Quick digital sketch of my cat Borre


Some nice and clear tips for plein air painting from the american artist blog.

zaterdag 20 juni 2009

Portrait study

Portrait study in oils.

Plein air 20-06

Painting for 2,5 hours with Wouter at the port of Goudswaard, a small village near my home.

vrijdag 19 juni 2009


A sketch made in the bus on the way home.

woensdag 17 juni 2009


Photo made with my phone, sketch from a life drawing class.

maandag 8 juni 2009

plein air 07-06-2009

I had a lot of fun doing this outdoor painting( 12' x 10'). The colors on my palette were: Ultramarine, Cerulean blue, Yellow ochre, Burnt sienna and Burnt Umber. I accented the path and the yellow grass to lead the eye to the focal point: the tree.

zondag 7 juni 2009

Plein air 07-06

The levels in this one seemed too much alike on the spot, but looking at it now I think it's okay as it is.

zaterdag 6 juni 2009

Life portraits 06-06

I was asked to paint portraits in front of a gallery today. I started out with small expressionist portraits, but soon people started asking for more realistic portraits.

The male portrait (third) was made without a model.

vrijdag 5 juni 2009

dinsdag 2 juni 2009

Plein air 01-06-2009

I have been wanting to do a sketch of this site for a long time. Besides the difficult perspective, I had a hard time watersketching, because I was standing on a windy and bouncing bridge, constantly being disturbed by curious pedestrians and a quickly moving sun.
Sketching on the spot is a great way to come up with color keys, that are almost impossible to create when working from a photograph. Being a part of the environment you are painting, lets you make descisions that are essential to capture mood and atmosphere.