- On 26/07/2020
Little text in this article this time (I have a lot to do at present). In 5 pictures you can witness the "birth" of another new artwork called "United Colors": You can zoom in on all the pictures.
Title: United Colors
Acrylique paint on wood/MDF
Dimensions: 30 x 110 x 4 cm
Weight: nearly 4 kg
Created in June 2020
- On 13/06/2020
Here is a video in which you can see assembling a new artwork. It is the final step in my process of creation that is quite technical and time consuming. Click on the video and you will be linked to YouTube where I posted more videos. Hope you like it.
- On 09/06/2020
I'm ready for the last phase in the creation of a new artwork. For me the real initial moment of creation lies far behind me. When I assemble the artwork I'm working towards the moment of "truth": do all elements fit in place as foreseen, is the artwork in "balance", do the colors match?
Spreaded out on the table you see the 39 wooden elements needed for this piece of art. Each part is covered by 7-8 layers of primer, paint and varnish. You probably won't have the slightest idea what arwork may come out of this "puzzle". I do ofcourse, approximately. That sounds strange but you have to take in mind that painting all elements takes a lot of time. Therefore I create a manual (it lies on the right side of the table) so I do know what it should look like and where to place all the elements.
Assembling the artwork is a tricky business. It's important to stay calm and avoid any scratches. I will post a video here shortly to show you how I proceed. So....
Keep coming back and thanks for your visit!
- On 21/04/2020
The lockdown due to the Coranavirus doesn't stop or depresses me, fortunately!
The Archi-Mini's are selling quite well in the States and the Netherlands. As the stock on certain models becomes short it was time to restart production.
I consider myself very lucky having in fact three workshops: the barn in which I create the artworks that need machinery, a room inside the house where I paint small artworks and the cellar beneath the house where I am now.
This is where I paint bigger artworks, where I apply primer and, as shown in the picture, where I apply varnish on the supports for the Archi-Mini's. These supports are made out of oak or ash that had the time to dry out and I can get them from a carpenter in the village. Today we call this 'green logistics'.
At the same time I'm also working on four new large artworks in the landscape format. They are already under painting. Furthermore I'm planning to make black monochrome artworks in which I will use sexy stockings.
You see the artist is still alive an occupied. He even found some time to write an article!
Remain active and in good health you too!
- On 06/02/2020
The Archi-Minis are exporting better and better and start to travel around the world.
8 Archi-Mini's already found a home in the USA in Pasadena, Salt Lake City, Washington and New York.
The latest sale is underway to Panama City and should find a very appropriate place in one of the highest buildings overthere, the JW Marriott Tower (see picture on the followup page).
In Europe these small architectural art objects mainly go to France and The Netherlands.
Recently an art collector in the Netherlands sent me a picture to show what a great place she gave to Archi-Mini 5B in her office.
The artwork is in really good company with the Pythagorus tree from Koos Verhoef on the left and a sculpure from Henk Rusman on the right. And what a coincidence, together with these dutch artists I took part in the Essentie exhibitions.
I'm very happy to see one of my creations getting such a nice place. Magnifique!