Three years ago, before my first oilpainting, I made two or three gouaches. Only this one I completed. Just recently I read a little more about him. A really strange guy, indeed. In 1944 the Democrat establishment dumped him as VP from the ticket with Roosevelt and Truman became VP. Wallace in 1948 tried to… Continue reading The somewhat pathetic VP Wallace
I visited Gent a couple of years ago to attend a book presentation. I combined it with a visit to a nice museum the next day. Walking to the railway station to return to the Netherlands I came upon a park with a lovely bandstand. I was struck by these details. Pure craftsmanship.These bandstands have… Continue reading Bandstand in Gent
A video to support the Distinghuised Gentlemans Ride.Of course it is not very short: it includes remarks about history. The link to the account of Toscan Verheij gives access to all relevant information about the DGR and the cause it stands for. The technique of the website is exquisite too!
A visit to a Soviet Military Cemetery in Germany This video is definitely a first one in many ways: it is made outside the Netherlands, it is made outdoors and the only one so far made in a rather impulsive way.Moreover, I encountered serious limitations of the website hosting company: that caused a delay of… Continue reading A military cemetery in Spremberg: Sonst Nichts…
The tenth video here is the shortest one so far and ‘something completely different’.In the video itself I forgot to mention that I used boneglue to attach the linen to the masonite: it smells bad, but working with it really makes you feel like a painter from long ago.I plan to paint more portraits on… Continue reading Different carriers for my next paintings
Ninth video at OldDutchPainter.works and first of the videos in the category WDWD, What Did Winston Do that fits that menu-title.
About a sickening coincidence of two meetings.I should not exaggerate: actually I did not throw up, I did not even vomit in my mouth.Two days ago Mr. Zelensky, an extremely wealthy clown -literally, it was his previous job- addressed the Dutch parliament. The next day he did another non-exchange with the Belgian parliament. It coincided… Continue reading Meanwhile in The Hague, Brussels and New York
This is kind of a sequel to the video The Dutch Horror in 1672. In that video which I made with the support of my brothers, I promised that I would make a next one about the context of the murder at the “Groene Zoodje” in The Hague. This video is mostly about how special the… Continue reading The Dutch Golden Age, Independence War & something about economy
I painted Johan de Witt as kind of a tribute: in several aspects he was to the Netherlands what Winston Churchill was for Great Britain. For both of them the royals were a real pain in the ass…And I feel related to him. Not the most but neither the least by the fact we probably… Continue reading 1672: Johan de Witt and his brother murdered
In many respects I am very, very different from him, but there are some similarities too. The least of those is that he painted too (On his 89 impressionist paintings very few people are depicted). He definitely was kind of a loner and he called himself sentimental. I like to see myself as ‘Merciless Yet… Continue reading Why Winston Churchill?