It is high time I dedicate a post to Andy Morris. Andy is an artist living in the US, I think it’s Phoenix, Arizona. I would never have heard of him, if it wasn’t for Udemy. On Udemy Andy has a series of abstract art courses.
Andy is my major art teacher. A long time ago I was in art school for a few years. I learned more from Andy in a 10 dollar Udemy course, than I did in several years of art school. Really. Why?Continue reading
Last time I critiqued this picture. I used Nancy Reyner’s “This picture is too…”-formula. I thought it was too… dull, grey-green, dark and even. This is what it looked like.Continue reading
Another page from my sketchbook. Although I don’t know about the ‘sketching’ verb. That word seems to presuppose you do a first rough rendering as a sketch and then you do the real painting later in your studio, right?Continue reading
From my sketchbook. I have one of these nice classical sketchbooks with the rigid black covers and the sturdy ring binder.
I was teaching in Athens and I wanted to do something artistic in our apartment. I had brought my watercolor box. I don’t find that very easy, watercolors.Continue reading
I read an e-book about painting and critiquing paintings. Written by Nancy Reyner. She says you can improve your painting by asking yourself: “This painting is too…” Good suggestion!
Here is a painting I am working on. It is definitely too… something…
Is it too dull?
I was always disappointed with the pictures my Iphone 8 was taking. I often thought: “Hey this is an expensive phone that even professional photographers use. Why is it taking these sort of vague pictures?”
What have I been working on? About half a year ago I started a cooperation with Dutch architect and eco-agro-water visionary Wim Kol. We are basically producing works on 90 x 90 cm. canvases now, using a variety of techniques.Continue reading
Here you see one picture of the HOMEHAUS series in black-and-white print. The actual series will be in color.
What is this series? One day I was on a bike trip in Eastern Europe, I think it was Czechia. I saw an old, rusted car in a grass field. Lots of rubbish around it. And in my mind’s eye I saw an abstracted image of that car with the word HOME underneath it. Don’t ask me why. It was coming straight from my unconscious mind. HOME, I saw it very clearly. In a font like Futura or Montserrat.Continue reading
I was away on a holiday weekend with my wife Anneke. After bicycling all day, we were in our hotel room and Anneke was watching TV.
I decided that I would make one drawing every day. That evening I made three.Continue reading