Soft colourful patterned landscapes
"During all my years of painting I have been inspired by the landscape, especially the cultivated landscape. Wild, rough and virginal landscapes are beautiful too, but no subject of my paintings.The patterns, lines, rhythms and shapes of (harvested) fields, a line of trees along a road, a solitaire tree in a field, the houses which liven up the countryside; these are a few items that make the cultivated landscape so inspiring to me. And of course the sky above, adding space and atmosphere. Perspective is used in a playful way; sometimes flat, sometimes with depth, often both. On the canvas I put at least 5 or 6 layers of white, gesso-like paint. The brush strokes of these layers give a ni ...
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