Thursday, 12 March 2015
My fascination with skeletons probably started in Askeaton *. I revisited the skeleton in that cracked tomb many times. I remember the coolness of the draft and the smell as I leaned in to peer inside; that sweet smell of pastry, which I recognized every time dough was rolled out on a flouring board in our warm kitchen, at home. I don’t remember finding it gruesome; it was much too fascinating to be gruesome. The eels my father caught were gruesome; the way they wriggled in that bucket after their heads were chopped off and their skins removed, the bloodiness of it. My skeleton was nothing like that, it was clean, white and floury.
Monday, 9 March 2015
I’ve started a new project, this time depicting my childhood memories in miniatures.
For the first one, I’ve chosen Askeaton Monastery.
When I was about ten or eleven, my father went eel fishing on the banks of the river Deel in Askeaton. Continue reading
I was commissioned to make this miniature for a retiring sailing instructor. His boat is a traditional Dutch flat-bottomed sailing boat and in my miniature I have depicted it towing the pupil’s small sailing boats after a long day’s sailing trip.
The Sea Cow with its young
Would you like something particular painted in a miniature too, then just send me an email and we can discuss the details.
Framed miniature: 65 – 100 euros excluding postage and packing
Boxed miniature: 45 – 75 euros excluding postage and packing
Do you want to purchase one of my miniatures as a gift for someone dear, as a birthday present, an anniversary gift, a baby’s birth or for any other reason; I now do commissions too. I have been getting these questions for a while, and my project is nearing its end so yes please do let me know what it is you would like me to paint. All your ideas are very welcome.
The Northern Lights for a young man’s 19th birthday
Tree of Life for a baby’s birth
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