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All ready for the big day!


All wrapped up and ready for the big day!
The opening of my solo exhibition in Leiden Netherlands at the gallery Zône.
Nieuwstraat 17b.
The paintings will be exposed during the whole month of July.
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Summer sunset


Summer sunset

Summer sunset

This time I used extra strong gel medium differently so as to produce a high relief for wave movement.
It wasn’t easy but was very happy with the result.
Wishing all of you a great week 🙂

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Summer sunset

Summer sunset

Egg tempera painting technique – Catherine of Aragon


I have been fascinated for quite a while with natural pigments & tempera painting technique but have no idea how to get about it so after following on Instagram someone who paints that way rupert_muldoon I decided today to look up the subject on Youtube got a bit carried away then came on to this video that caught immediately my eye for two reasons, one for the tempera & second, the way we can reveal today layers upon layer of a painting produced in 1496!
This gives me a different perspective, it teaches me that everyone in this profession needs to practice a lot of patience. Some works need many layers before we can be totally satisfied with the end result.
We have a tendency to think things come easy for those who are very talented & produce masterpieces but this proves us wrong, at least for the very detailed works.

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Published on 14 Apr 2013
Showing all the stages from underpainting to final glazes of the Portrait of an Infanta (Katherine of Aragon, aged 11) by Juan de Flandes, ca 1496.
Juan de Flandes (John of Flanders) was court painter to Isabella of Castile. He worked in oil on wood, so my egg tempera copy is not as smooth as the original.
Pigments (all natural): flake white, yellow ocher, burnt sienna, lazurite from Afghanistan, vermilion, indigo, light lead tin yellow.
With thanks to David Cranswick for excellent tuition.
Category
Education
Licence
Standard YouTube Licence

For the very first time… A day at my work


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My work material
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I invite you today for the first time to see me at work!
Just a few photos to give you an idea about how & what
happened yesterday…

Taking care of the millimeters... ©copyright2014owpp

Taking care of the millimeters…
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Refining shadows & reflections ©copyright2014owpp

Refining shadows & reflections
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And enjoying every moment :) ©copyright2014owpp

And enjoying every moment 🙂
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I bet you have never heard Beethoven 5th played this way!


So this is why I enjoyed so much the first video I just posted!
I am not such an addict to classical music, I have to be in the mood… But this, for six important minutes transported me to a different dimension and made me forget for that long, all of life’s obligations.
I hope you will feel as I have, the passion with which these musicians played that piece of exquisite music. Let me know about it 🙂

TEDTalks (2009) feat. “A New Way To Think About Creativity” Elizabeth Gilbert Part (2 Of 2) Following


This is the following, it is even better than the first part in the sense that she goes deeper into what she wanted to get at…

Enjoy it!

TEDTalks (2009) feat. “A New Way To Think About Creativity” Elizabeth Gilbert ( part 1 of 2 )


This is an amazing video to watch for the artists in making or professionals.
She is analytic, witty, funny… and there’s depth and wisdom to top it all.

Enjoy it 🙂