Studio Storage

Welcome to my online sales site.

A fresh new year always inspires to some spring clean-up rituals and my studio does not escape that fate. I made a critical round through my storage and decided to list some new 'old' paintings. Not because I don't like them anymore ( I do!) but because it's time for them to find a good new home and to free up some space in my storage rack.

Paintings will be shipped in the most economical way, the cost will be added to the sales price. If you live in the Milwaukee area you may always email me for an appointment to come and see a painting in person.
I do accept creditcard payments.

I will be posting 2 or 3 new pictures at a time. They will be removed when sold.

To see my recent work, please visit my website or my other blog.

Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Spring in Whitnall Park, oil/linen, 2002, 36x28"

With one of the Field Crossings sold soon after it was posted it's time to post another painting that needs to make room for new ones. Going with the season, this is a luscious green spring painting, inspired by our many walks in the park almost bordering our house. Besides a beautiful botanical garden this park also has some natural area's where native plants reign. In spring it's always full of wild phlox in all tints from white through pale pink to purple and it's at this time this painting was conceived.
At that time I was just venturing out into a more abstract and loser way of painting. In this landscape you see lots of translucent layers in a very loose brush stroke. It has always been one of my favorites, but well, you don't raise kids to hang around forever's time this one is on it's way to a new home.

The price for this painting was $1800 but it can be yours now for $700!

It will be shipped unframed but has all the hardware for hanging. This one is gallery wrapped, meaning no staples are visible on the sides, however, as I always paint on a colored ground the sides of the painting are 'mars orange' a color that also shows through in the bottom of the work.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Field Crossings, winter

The winter one of this series has only a small vignette. The inspiration came from a trip in the midst of a cold and snowy winter, where all I could see was the road ahead with bluish mountains on the sides and the landscape sliding in white tones on the sides.
Because I always paint on a ground glazed in mars orange the white has a pink feel to it.

Size: 16x20"
Medium: oil on linen
year: 2002
Price: $500 (from (950)
Unframed This canvas is gallery wrapped, meaning that no staples show on the sides, and can be shown uframed

I do accept credit card payments and will always ship at the lowest available price.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Field Crossings, late summer

Field crossings is a series of three oil paintings from 2002/2003.
I have long worked with a vignette shape in my paintings, a painting within the painting. In this series I have used that shape in three very different ways. This one is inspired by a field in late summer when the dry grasses turn to the palest yellows, the leafs of some plants are getting rust red and brown and the vines of the wild black berries all of a sudden show an iridescent blue/purple. The rust colored vignette is painted losely here, echoing the overgrown wildness of the lushly grown plants, in it we still see marks of all the vines but on top just the one blue/purple stripe represents the vines.

Size: 16x20"
Medium: oil on linen
Year: 2003
Price: $500 (from $950)

I do accept credit card payments and will ship at the lowest available price.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Urban Sunset

Another small square painting, this one abstract, titled: 'Urban Sunset'
As you can see in my new work on my website, verticals, circles or ovals have had a long time attraction on me. I'm still working with these shapes but it started already before this painting.

Size: 16x16"
Medium: oil on linen
Year: 2005
Price: $250 (from $450) unframed

I will ship in the most economical way and I do accept credit card payment

Afternoon Tea

This one is a small square painting, titled 'Afternoon Tea'
As my first love in painting happened to be the still life, I return on a regular bases to this subject, be it in a more and more abstracted way over the last decade or so. It's warm soft colors bring me back to afternoons as a child when my mother would be waiting for me to come home from school with a pot of tea and a biscuit (yes, only one, this was Holland)

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Size: 16x16
Medium: oil on linen
Year: 2005
Price: $250 (from $450)

I will ship the most economic way and I do accept credit cards.

Monday, October 6, 2008

From my 'cubist' period?

I'm back from Spain and getting back in the studio and feel I need to continue the clean out and organizing process: so it's time to post a new 'older' painting for sale in the studio storage.

This warm colored still life is from 1994, it measures 40 x 50 cm or 16 x 20", it's oil on linen and unframed.
It's a painting from a period where I tried to become more abstract in my way of painting and moved the objects of the still life more freely over the plane of the canvas. I have always been very happy with this particular one and had it on the wall for the longest time. However, it's time to make room for new ones now so this one goes on sale!

Price: $250.00 plus shipping

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Dutch and their windmills

Quite something different from my last post which has a fall mood, this is a late summer atmosphere painting inspired by a trip to the Algarve in Portugal in the beginning of October some ten years ago. And maybe it's because I'm Dutch and grew up with the familiar sight of windmills but this one caught my attention. Like the Dutch, the Portuguese and Spanish have a lot of windmills too, but they're quite different from the mostly very sturdy buildings the Dutch build as windmills.
The Spanish and Portuguese windmills are much smaller, plain cylindrical and usually white, like this old one that was obviously not being used anymore.
What I liked was the graphic sign made by the one leftover 'wing' (?) that shows up from behind the building. The sky was one of those intense blue late summer/early fall skies when the temperatures are still very warm but the color of the sky tells you that summer is almost gone. The earth over there is often a warm pink/red color, which is reflected in the white of the building.

This is a square painting, 50x50cm or 20x20", oil on Belgian linen, framed in a wooden floater frame.

Price: $250

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Winter Day 1

Winter Day 1 is an abstracted landscape, inspired by a walk in a nearby park in the midst of winter. The colorfields are reflecting the colors found in trees and prairie, surrounded by the frosty blue of a cold winter sky.
This painting does not photograph very well; due to a lack of clear lines the camera cannot focus very well. The slightly lighter spot in the upper right is a reflection of light as the painting has a rather glossy finish. In reality the colors are deeper and much richer as shown here.
20" x 24" / 50.5 x 60.5 cm
oil/linen, 2003