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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Sunday, October 24, 2010


The phenomena described in Acts 2 was always very intriguing to me. 
Always wondered what it would look like to see
a sea of red fiery tongues above people's heads. Never knew 
how to paint it till one day. 
Suddenly I "got" it that it was the dove (symbol of the Holy Spirit) 
descending on people should be center stage, 
and that the visible phenomena were a" by product."

 ACTS TWO. 24 x 30 Oil, StGermain

Here the Dove is not a sign of peace
or a sign of new life (Noah)
here, the dove is a sign of fiery consuming power
So enjoyed painting the broad strokes,
the warmth of burnt sienna
lighting up van Dyke Brown and
Payne Grey
the White in motion
a force to reckon with!