or one Sunday in Zeeland...
or some beach in Croatie if I have no drawing
material by the hand I work with what I have...
sometimes I have to start all over again...
Then when I come home to my studio on my attic,
I go back in my memory on those beautiful moments I have
expirienced, smell, light and colour...
Rocks with view
This is mostly how I work on landscapes.
When I paint people and faces...
Esther was my model for some of my paintings.
She was sitting, I was working and we talked
about this or that...
In front of my eyes her rather common face was
changing in Light. She was shining from inside...
This was the beginning of my painting where I
was only collecting the information about space and position of
Again the same story, like with the landscapes.
When she went home I explored the canvas
searching for memory of her shining in front of me.
That characteristic of my working process I
recognize in words of Noor E. Munch.
"I do not paint what I see, but what I saw", he
It seems to me that if I look back I can
better see the essence.
That is a tool I always use to create that
emotional part of my painting.
Esther is not working as the model any more, she
has children nowadays...
And Light, I've sold her, she is now shining in