What brought me to start painting?
You have to look after yourself and keep warm in a cold winter and what is a better way of keeping warm then drinking of a few alcoholic beverages?Looking for those kind of beverages in a local Kirchberg supermarket ,my eyes spotted a box prized at eight euro and fifty cents. Containing a table easel, twelve oilpaint colours, 6 pensels and a A4 canvasboard. I bought that box to have it in the house for another three months. One day in may 2007 the wife ask me what to do with that box that was standing there with dust on it. That was the start of my first ever painting, ofcourse a disaster compared to Bob, but heh!, you have to start somewhere ,mind you!
Not all of my painting are published on this site, only the most recent ones and favorites are here. I do have a galery on a very nice German site with lots of nice people all into the art of painting Malerfreunde.com. That galery contains a lot of my paintings from the start till 2010. Another site Star-portraits contains a portrait galery of famous people.
You can search for dutch036 my nickname in the cyberworld.
What are the goals I want to achieve?
Starting with painting in May 2007 working with those big brushes,I would never have thought I would be able to paint a portrait of my daughters or who ever! You can imagine that the day, in december 2009, I painted the pop-art painting of Elvis I was proud and also got a confident boost to do a full colour painting.
When I look back at the period from starting painting till today I do have made some progress ,now I am able to paint a portrait, with a bit of help from photo’s. But most off all, I will keep searching for my own style and subjects, so don’t know what the future will bring. So painting is like live itself! One thing is sure and thats my slogan “TOMORROW I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE”