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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Tuesday, March 16, 2010


This watercolor is still in process. If you enlarge the image you may see that I'm contemplating to add a third figure, which would be the poet.
seeking to revive
dying embers
dancing ferociously
sparking flames
blow by blow
on melodies of flute and narration
Prophetic voices
explosion of colors and paint
soaring to eagles heights
travel of ebb and flow
like ocean waves
with lightning speed 
of handmade
footprints of percussion

Began to paint this at the Art Event on the first Thursday 
in March 2010 (see main blog).
Technically it should be called  a Mixed Media painting, 
since pastel was used for the patches of the blanket 
and then painted over with a wet brush
We'll see what happens...