This header is a pastel painting I did in 2009 is of a place in the Netherlands, my country of origin, after a photo shot by Dick Witte.

Some of the painters who have influenced me:
Mondriaan, Hopper
O"Keefe, Weyeth
Singer Sargent
van Gogh, Rembrandt
Picasso, Escher

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Monday, January 18, 2010


Some design problems need to be worked out. 

So I made some sketches.
- direction of the light coming from the eye:
influences the direction of the bridge
- bridge: straight, or going in a bend?
- with both sketches, the viewer's eye goes 
away from the focus  (not good!)

- with this direction of light,
the pillar on the bridge pulls the eye, 
the bridge and the water together

© Bridge over Troubled Water, 24 x 30, Oil, St.Germain

- choppy water, something new to paint !
-a fiery, yet stormy sky
-still to do: painting the supports of the pillar 
to the bridge
- will do when I get the painting back home!