Portraits done on the street.
These pictures are from September – when it was still sunny here. Time flies, but now that I’m back from Japan (canvases and all), it’s time to put them on the airwaves. It was another of the Redheads get-together in Breda, that I painted at before.
It seems to grow bigger every year. This time I worked together with artist Jos Artens. Was a nice experience to watch how another painter approaches this tough work, I should do it more – but once the clients come there is no choice but to go into tunnel mode and paint paint paint.
Here are the remaining portraits (Part 1, Part 2). I did on the Berkendijke Watercolor-Exposition.
Right now there is the Nude-Exhibition going on by the way.
I’ll start with one of the peacocks roaming there. I also went and painted the chickens in the den – I fear though one of brushes fell down and they must have dug it under. Devious gallus gallus domesticus! That was my favorite watercolor brush!
Peacock trying to impress everyone.
One more of the cat - kept coming back to sleep on my brushset.
Recently I posted images of the Aquarellist exhibition in Beek en Donk. This is part two – the following day, with more models to paint. Outside I had an additional setup with my works. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.
My setup in the garden.
The cat loved my brush set - she was sleeping the whole day on it.
Busy last month: Indie game presentation, Vacation in Vienna, first lecture at the NHL University and the exhibition in the Gallery Berkendijke in Beek en Donk. The last one alone will make for three updates here, so I’ll start with that. The exhibition was organized by the “Aquarellist Collective” – a group of water color artists.
The location was beautiful – a proper farm-house with lots of animals around. I wish I would have taken more pictures. And inside was the gallery, which was really nicely arranged. The lighting was excellent – rivaling museums.
The Aruba painting
The lighting - on the 'Federica' image.
Since my camera was nearly empty I also didn't take more pictures of the other art. It was all high quality. Lots of tricks to steal from these .
And another one of mine.
The hospitality of the owners and other artists was amazing. Thanks again. Was great meeting all the artists there – talking about techniques and finds. I learned a lot in those two weekends.
Here the links to all the artists – the organizers were:
And here is the list of the other participants alphabetically:
I had my own little showing outside – and I made portraits of visitors. A lot – so more on that in the upcoming two postings.
The first model. Thanks for posing.
This portrait of the owner was my meger payment for the stay - thanks again for the hospitality.
One more - the rest will follow in the next posts.
My third Redhead Day in Breda, Holland – an event especially for red haired people.
And somehow it gets better every time. The organizing was really good and at the end some nice clients invited me for dinner… so I can paint them at home (thanks for the food ). I enjoyed it very much.
It seems though, that was the last really nice warm day here in Holland. Since then, it’s been all cold and rainy – so no more outside events this year unfortunately.
Luckily there are inside events in Amsterdam too. Today I’m going to an fashion event, where they invite artists to paint the models.
To the pictures… and since it’s too many, only post a selection here. Which is tough, since this time I think all turned out well. You can see every image and model in the gallery.
Not quite sure if it agrees to the image But I love the expression.
Anyways – these are some watercolors of people I painted recently on the street (in Amsterdam and Utrecht). Unfortunately I forgot to take photos of the other people I painted.