March 26th, 2012
This morning I finished the BIG painting!!
It is my grandfather Jan (my fathers father). He lived from 1884 till 1976.
size painting: 75 -115 cm.
Here are some close-ups:
The structure is made with a plastic mask and gesso. LOVE the effect!!!
And this is the original picture:
I think he was about 20 years old here, dressed in the traditional costume of Walcheren (part of the province Zeeland), inclusive the golden earrings!!
I wonder what he would say about this painting if he could see it…
Risking my life, balancing on a ladder which stood on the stairs and with help of Carmen I managed to get the painting at it’s place high on the wall above the stairs….
I’ve already made preparations for the next paintings… It’s gonna be for Carmen’s room. She’s a huge fan of One Direction so the five boys gonna be immortalized on canvas…
I have to warn you… painting is contagious… today Carmen started on her first canvas!!
Bye for now, see ya later!!