Artist's description:

The tree that is patiently waiting. Our lives pass by and are full of movement, events, emotions and goings-on.The tree sees everything… Although this is an abstract work I think there is much to recognize. I see a big house at a canal in Amsterdam. Is there a man waiting on the doorstep? A boat? Do you see a dog expecting his owner to return? A bycicle? …
I worked for weeks on this painting. It is full of structure and colors, marks and blotches, big gestures and tiny details. I love it!!

This large work of mixed media started as an abstract work. I try to work without thoughts about the subject of my canvas until “it” happens.. Sometimes it feels as if the subject emerges from the canvas. Not really true of course because you still have to work hard to make it appear.
Because the canvas was made of unprepared raw cotton I had to start with reinforcing it by glueing pieces of (wall-)paper on it and applying thick layers of gesso and plaster. This created a nice texture to work with. The painting also consists of many, many layers of acrylic paint. I painted with brushes, pallette knife and also used cutouts and spattered paint with sprays and wet brush.

To protect my paintings from UV-light and dust I varnish my paintings with at least 2 coats of matt varnish.
The back is wired and the painting is ready to hang. Signature and date is on the front and the back.

Materials used:

Unprepared Raw Cotton Canvas with glued paper and plaster collage, acrylic paints

Patience (2015)


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This artwork is sold by Hilde Hoekstra from Netherlands

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