GEZEG EN DE KUNST EXHIBIT

Late summer I’m going to have an exhibit in Belgium, its has been a very long time since I had this opportunity , this thanks to my friend Peter Bossu. The exhibition will feature Peter Bossu , Danny Hoorelbeke and myself. The location is the 16th Century church of Oeren in West Flanders. The church has a neo-gothic interior. There is a tomb from 1550 in the church. It was protected in 1939 and thoroughly restored in 1960.

The opening is Friday August 23 at 7PM and the exhibit runs till September 12.

I’ll keep a blog of the stories and encounters during my time in Belgium.

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DRAWING #3 THE ROAD

The road to the craft of drawing.

I love to draw always have. For me it forms the basis of everything I do, ideas, memories , emotions all settle on paper. I begin and end my day with it and improve my skill as much as possible. At least I go life drawing once a week for a couple of hours. It is an essential part of being an artist.NR

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DRAWING # 2 • FROM MEMORY

My largest body of work is done from memory, letting the build-up from my memories appear on a blank page or canvas. I never have been afraid of a blank canvas, I welcome it.

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DRAWING #1 • FROM LIFE

In my work I always work from memory, never from photographs. It gives me an enormous freedom to work. To compensate this and to train myself in looking and techniques and materials. I draw from a model as much as I can. I included some examples of the techniques and media I use. If interested in one of the drawings, please Feel free to contact or comment.

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SKETCHBOOKS , DO YOU FILL THEM?

I was in an artist supply store recently with a Friend of mine and we were both buying sketchbooks when he asked me, “ do you ever fill them?” “ yes I do” I replied. And yes I do, it might take some time for some of them because it depends on what I’m working on. I might need one for pure doodles, one for calculations or figure drawing. I choose the right one for the job, time or my mood. Sometimes I also tear pages out and that is for some artists blasphemy. Every artist has its own sketchbook habit. I always have one by my side and makes a great companion. I included a complete sketchbook in A4 format.

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LANDSCAPES #2 , documentary

The Documentary highlights my methods of working on my landscape paintings. The film is made by Carl ANDERSON. I was very fortunate that Carl followed me for about a year. At that time I was working on a specific landscape exhibition for the Delaplaine Art Center. All the paintings are of a large format and oil on canvas. You can see these works on my site under “ Oil on canvas, landscapes”.

LANDSCAPES # 1 beginnings

BEGINNINGS

Where do you start depicting a landscape ? Do you make a picture true to the original view? I have been fascinated with the influence the environment has on my mood at a particular moment. Is this impression on that moment pure individual or does it share the mood with my fellow travellers ? Therefore I set out on depicting the landscape/cityscape in a somewhat different way. When I walk, drive or take the train I try to create a mental picture of the moment. Not photographs or sketches on that moment, just looking. The sketches come when I sit down at night and recall the situations.

When working with just memories there’s an immense freedom in which you can work, express.

IMMERSING

IMMERSING

Abandoned factory.

Abandoned factory.

Couds

Couds

People at the beach.

People at the beach.

Mountains

Mountains

Buidings

Buidings