I have a theory about how the first paintings made by an artist already contain the later style, at that time I was looking at these paintings and wondered what my later style would be. I assumed something with enlarged scale, a three part composition, light reflections... and what I didn't know yet: repetition.
|Robbie Snelders 40x30cm oil on canvas 2018|
I'm working on a series about Robbie Snelders, and the series starts with a very gentle portrait, only soft edges and warm colours. This little portrait is about holding on to who you love and care for. Not from photos or a live sitting model, I painted these from memory and this is how I would like to remember him.
|Robbie Snelders - lemon yellow 40x30cm oil on canvas 2018|
The very difficult part of painting, for me, is to be accurate and give a precise shape, line or colour.
|Robbie Snelders Naples yellow 40x30cm oil on canvas 2018|