Miura 2, a new Toro

I am fascinated by the Miura bulls, born and bred in Andalucia. They are special, large and sturdy.

This painting is a start of a series I intend to make on this old breed.

On view in my studio gallery in Amsterdam.


my blog moved to WORDPRESS, the new post: Palettes in Reproductions - Rembrandt

My blog has moved to wordpress after being blocked by Google for unknown reasons. It was a wake-up call,  the confrontation with Google's bluntness and indifference. And realising their claim of owning all content(!!) of the blogs made on Blogger (Blogspot). It made it easy for me to change to wordpress.

The topic of my new blog is, what do we see when looking at a digital or printed image. A recurring question when searching the internet for information on paintings.

Read on in 'Rembrandt's palette in the age of images'

New Post on 'Light and the painter's painting'

A sombre November 13.....

My studio is blanketed in dove grey. There is not enough light to use my paints. Natural light, light which was used by all painters everywhere until the electric light invaded human lives.

It is a choice to not make use of the benefits of artificial light, and for me it's a no-brainer: no lamp can replace the energies of atmospheric, natural light.

The available light and the shape of the working space have always had a large and underestimated effect on a painter's work.

Read more about in my blog