Yearly Archives: 2009
Two Oil Portraits from the Weekend
Why do people care about free will?
I can’t stop myself to write this (hehe). But this discussion about free will or no free will really bothers me. There are two blog postings by Aaron Swartz that just got me on the topic again: Is there free will – and may quantum mechanics solve the whole question? It’s a very good blog … Continue reading Why do people care about free will? →
What is This Baby Thinking?
Painting a really old church in Amsterdam
Last Friday I was painting in the Oude Kerk, a church roughly from 1250 A.D. , in the center of Amsterdam (surrounded by the sinful redlight district ;)). In the background somebody was playing the organ – what a great atmosphere to paint. Makes me want to make a series out of this – also … Continue reading Painting a really old church in Amsterdam →
What a find: Thomas Wilmore Dewing & the Tonalists
This is really bad for me – I sometimes discover an artist on the net, and then surf for hours trying to find all his works. But of course, as you read about him, you’ll find more artists that are connected to him. And before you know it, you surfed all day and did nothing … Continue reading What a find: Thomas Wilmore Dewing & the Tonalists →
Sketchbook – the second batch
Gurney Journeys: Eye Tracking and Composition
3 oil portraits
I finished those last week. This first one is the one I made quickest: 3 hours, yet I think its still the most accurate. I don’t know why my images turn out better the less time I have. Must improve my detailing. For this one I had much more time (8 hours roughly, in 3 … Continue reading 3 oil portraits →