Nightmountain

Nightmountain

25.00

Oils on paper | 15 x 21 cm

“Is that the sea over there? It’s so black...” I took a look at google maps: “No, that’s a mountain.”
Arriving in the dark in a new area feels quite surrealistic the next day when you wake up and face huge mountains looming over you. “Didn’t see that coming!”

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Landscapes

In the end I think that in nature I can be truly myself. The drama of a landscape and the feeling of completion when immersed is, I think, what I try to tell you about.

These feelings of grounding, of homecoming, of awe, of utter joy, of lightness, of stillness, of power, of self, of love, of beauty, of inspiration… that’s what I want to share with you. I can’t do it very well with words, I’m better with paint.

What does nature mean to you?

Technique

The paintings are painted with water soluble oils from Cobra, Talens. This means I don’t have to use any turpentine to thin the paint or clean my brushes. Better for my health, better for the environment. The paper I’m working on is thick paper actually made for watercolours.

The combination of the water soluble oils and the watercolour paper means I can combine the two very different techniques of a watercolour and an oilpainting. I love the experimental flowing part of a watercolour and the roughness and boldness of oils.
To mix up matters even more I also use a modelling paste before I start to paint. This way of working is especially loved by acrylic painters (although it can also be used with oils).

So that’s me I suppose! I can never just work according the set ‘rules’. I have to experiment, combine and find my own route.

 

A Nomadic Artist

The paintings are small because I’m full-time travelling. This means my artstudio consists of a little tiny practical box. Big canvases don’t fit in the car I’m afraid. 
Although, I guess, I’m officially a ‘big’ painter. I love bold strokes, throwing my whole body, my whole self in it. Nevertheless these little paintings force me to learn something new again and give me the opportunity to work faster and create more. Which is actually quite useful because travelling just keeps giving me inspiration after inspiration!

If you would like a big(ger) painting from me you can order one custom made. I can still paint big, I just can’t store and bring along any originals! Just fill out this little form below and I'll send you some more information!