Serie paintings with the city of Rotterdam as inspiration. The river has an erratic course which I like. The shape, man made a long time ago, gives life to the city. To quote Mark Rothko: "t's my way to make the spectator see the world my way".
Fire boundary 100H x 100W x 2D cm Acrylic on canvas € 1495
Inspired by the fire boundary in Rotterdam after the bombardment on the 14th of may 1940, the first painting.
In search of my relationship with The Netherlands and Brazil I’ve painted The River Maas next to The Amazone River and the fire boundary.
Fire boundary 2 100H x 100W x 2D cm Acrylic on canvas €1495
Three times a lady 150W x 120H x 4D cm Acrylic on canvas € 1995
For some time I'm intrigued by the river De Maas.
I like its erratic course, its shape and the fact that it is the lifeline of the city.
This time I struggled with the layout. I think there are about 7 or more layouts of the river, from which only 3 are visible. Quite a challenge, which I enjoyed very much.
With three layouts visible, I could name the painting "Three times a lady" written by the Commodores. Just for sentimental reasons and pleasure.
The layout of the city is imaginary, but the shape of the river is precisely drawn in three different sizes.
I put my troubles in the river 100H x 80W x 2D cm Acrylic on canvas € 1295
Previous I made a few paintings with an underlaying of the river "De Maas" in Rotterdam. Unfortunately you could hardly see the image, because of all the layers of paint. This time I choose to place the layout of the river on top of the floor-plan.
The course of the river is a painting in itself.
If you wouldn’t be my lady 100W x 120H x 4D cm Acrylic on canvas € 1595
Two times a lady 70H x 50W x 4D cm Acrylic on canvas Framed SOLD
In my series “Rotterdam” I’ve made another imaginary layout figuring the river De Maas. I still find the shape and running of the river I ntriguing.
Several layouts lay underneath the paint but only two are are visible.
The colour green is the colour of Rotterdam, so the river had to be green at least in one painting.
Big city, bright rain 120H x 100W x 4D cm Acrylic on canvas € 1595
For some time I wanted to combine the rain paintings with the map series. But I never knew how. This painting is the result of endless trying and repainting.
The rain stands for a new begin and the map for trying to find my way.
Somewhere down the river 70H x 50W x 2D cm Acrylic on canvas € 725
The image of the river De Maas won’t let me go. I find the shape intriguing, besides the erratic course I see many figures in it.
This time I wanted to use less colour and show the river as it is. The red dots represent places that are imported to me. My house, my former work and the residence of a dear friend.
Drawing the map is always satisfying, but this time even more. I didn’t cover the whole painting to emphasise the running and location in the middle of town.
Saved it for a rainy day 100H x 80W x 2D cm Acrylic on canvas € 1250
Inspired by the city of Rotterdam and the river de Maas especially, I used the erratic course of the river and copied my own version. I like the ununsual bows and combine them with my imagenated city.
Normally nature wins the battle for land, but in Rotterdam the city concers the water.
Bright city, big map 100H x 80W x 4D cm Acrylic on canvas € 1250
The second painting combining the style of the rain series with the map series.
I still enjoy making the rain and drawing the maps. Several layers of paint shimmer through and give the rain especially gives the painting a colourful glow.
City of red yellow and blue 120H x 100W x 4D cm Acrylic on canvas € 1595
City plan with several layers of paint underneath. The drawing of the outline of buildings deeply relaxes me. Although it takes quite some time to draw its very satisfying.
My fascination with large cites has been with me for some time. On vacation I wander the streets from morning till late in the evening. Metropolis like New York, São Paulo and Paris give me a lot of energie and inspiration.
The darkest part of town 120H x 100W x 4D cm Acrylic on canvas € 1595
Several layers of acrylic paint covered with a imaginary city map.
The Phthalo blue and yellow shimmer through the white layer.
Combination of paint, acrylic pen and chalk.