As an experienced artist, I work with a great deal of passion and commitment on my original artworks. But I also work on reproductions of famous paintings from the 17th century, in particular those of Rembrandt. The reproductions shown on this site are tributes to this old master. You can see how fascinated I am by working with old basic materials and techniques. There is plenty of interest for these reproductions, probably because very few artists are able to approach the class and quality of the original artworks. This stimulates me all the more to continue with that, besides creating my own original work.
The art of painting
One will not become a good artist, with knowledge of the old painting techniques, easily. Because old classical painting is a profession that requires a great deal of knowledge and experience. Consider in this respect the method of composition, partially in different transparent layers, whereby all layers play a role in the final result.
It is not without reason that in the 17th century, it took the apprentices in the ateliers years to learn how to use the correct pigments, oils, balsam and varnishes. There is a good reason why much of the painting from those times has remained so good: this is (partially) thanks to the knowledge of materials from the 17th century.
Painting artwork on commission
This website shows you projects that have already been completed. Portraits in particular are personal, and so are nearly always painted on commission. But I will be pleased to exchange ideas with you on other good topics for artwork. Your idea might well fall within my repertoire and field of interest. I focus primarily on:
Paintings by well-known painters
Through the years, various well-known painters have created beautiful artwork. Consider for example the famous classical artwork the ‘Jewish Bride’, or the ‘Anatomy Lesson’ by Rembrandt, the works of Ferdinand Bol, the masterly still lifes of Willem Claeszoon Heda or Willem Kalf. These works are rightfully displayed in renowned museums and the artwork is of inestimable value. A reproduction is the only way of hanging the grandeur and class of the aforementioned paintings on your own wall. It is extremely important that the reproduction is of a very high quality, in order to approach the appearance of the original.