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zaterdag 9 december 2017

Masterclass child portrait

I followed a masterclass Child Portraits, from Dutch Portrait Prize winner and Wackers teacher Irma Braat. She teaches a method for painting children from life, letting the children pose in six short sittings of 8 to 10 minutes, with a 10 minute break to play inbetween. The painters can check their work during the breaks, mix paint, look at the work of others. The first two to three sessions (half an hour painting time in total) are used for setting up the darks in raw or burnt umber, until there is a good likeness. Then the colours are added. The painter keeps correcting until the last minute. These portraits were all made from life, with about an hour total painting time.


dinsdag 21 november 2017

Pippi

"Pippi", oil on canvas 90x120cm
The last two days we worked with guest teacher Beth Namenwirt on a large painting. Assignment: a full figure in a room with lots of stuff. Painting from photos and imagination. Fun to do, however it made me more certain that I want to paint from life and observation, not photos.
"Pippi"' detail

zondag 19 november 2017

Pomegranates

I love pomegranates! The red in the fruit is amazing. I painted this from life with some green velvet for a background. Oil on panel 20x15cm (8x6 inches), daily painting #155. Available on Etsy.

zaterdag 18 november 2017

Beets

"Beets", plein air oil painting by painter Philine van der Vegte
"Beets", oil on paper 21x22cm
🔴 Plein air painting, beets growing in a vegetable garden-dimensions 21x22 cm. Oil on Canson oil paper. Daily painting #152.

vrijdag 17 november 2017

Beautiful decay - Lichen

"Beautiful decay - Lichen", oil on panel 15x15 cm by Philine van der Vegte
"Beautiful decay - Lichen", oil on panel 15x15 cm
I'm studying different forms of natural decay at the moment, trying to figure out the structures and colours. This is lichen on a painted door. I like the abstract feel this has to it. Oil on panel 15x15cm (6x6 inches), daily painting #153.
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Beautiful decay - Plywood

"Beautiful decay - Plywood", oil on panel 15x15 cm
I'm studying different forms of natural decay at the moment, trying to figure out the structures and colours. This is plywood on a shed that has been outside for a long time. Oil on panel 15x15cm (6x6 inches), daily painting #153.
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donderdag 16 november 2017

Gardening shed

"Gardening shed", plein air painting by Philine van der Vegte
"Gardening shed", oil on paper 50x65cm
Plein air painting, gardening shed in a courtyard in Amsterdam.
Dimensions 50x65 cm (20"x25")
Oil on Canson oil paper
Daily painting #151
Available on Etsy

dinsdag 14 november 2017

Chestnut branches

"Chestnut branches", oil on panel 15x20 cm, tree painting by Philine van der Vegte
"Chestnut branches", oil on panel 15x20 cm
Oil painting of the horse chestnut tree on our farm, with bare branches now in November. Oil on panel 20x15cm (8x6 inches), daily painting #150. Available on Etsy.

Greenhouse

"Greenhouse", plein air oil painting 50x65 cm by Philine van der Vegte
"Greenhouse", plein air oil painting 50x65 cm
Plein air painting, greenhouse in a courtyard in Amsterdam

-dimensions 50x65 cm (20"x25")
-oil on Canson oil paper
-daily painting #149

vrijdag 10 november 2017

November rose

"November rose", floral stil life painting by Philine van der Vegte
"November rose", oil on panel 15x20cm
One of the last roses from the garden. Lovely and bright against a dark background. Loosely painted, trying to catch the light on the flower and glass jar. Oil on panel 20x15cm (8x6 inches), daily painting #148. Available on Etsy.

maandag 6 november 2017

Thrush

Thrush, oil painting on panel 15x20cm by Philine van der Vegte
Thrush, oil painting on panel 15x20cm by Philine van der Vegte

Thrush on a cherry cloth

Thrush on a cherry cloth, still life oil on panel 15x20cm by Philine van der Vegte
Thrush on a cherry cloth, oil on panel 15x20cm by Philine van der Vegte
Oil sketch of a thrush that flew against my window. Such a beautiful bird! I painted it very loosely with big strokes, just trying to capture the light and the colours. Oil on panel 20x15cm (8x6 inches), daily painting #146. Available on Etsy.

vrijdag 27 oktober 2017

Boby

"Boby", commissioned dog portrait in charcoal on paper
🔴 For this series of six charcoal drawings, I spent a day sketching this Rhodesian Ridgeback. Out of the many drawings, we picked these to be framed.

donderdag 26 oktober 2017

woensdag 25 oktober 2017

donderdag 19 oktober 2017

Sunflower studies



Sunflower studies, with increasing abstraction. Oil on canvas, 20x20 cm, available on Etsy.

Tree trunk

Plein air painting, tree trunk in a courtyard in Amsterdam. Oil on paper 50x65 cm (20"x25"). Daily painting #139, available on Etsy.

dinsdag 17 oktober 2017

Academic torso

Plaster male torso at the academy, with an etching press in the background. This is a typical art academy interior. Oil on a hand stretched and prepared canvas 40x40cm (approximately 16x16 inches), daily painting #138, available on Etsy.

woensdag 4 oktober 2017

Shining lemon


Oil sketch of a lemon and tangerine by Philine van der Vegte
"Shining lemon", oil study
Oil sketch of a lemon on a candlestick, with a clemetine and blue interior background. Painted very loosely with big strokes, just trying to capture the light and the colours.

Oil on canvas 20x20cm (8x8 inches), daily painting #137, available on Etsy.

maandag 2 oktober 2017

Study of a fig leaf

Study of a fig leaf, oil on canvasboard 24x30cm by Philine van der Vegte
Study of a fig leaf, oil on canvasboard 24x30cm
Oil study of a fig tree branch from my garden. Interesting to figure out the mosaic in the fig leaf - so many shades of green! Oil on acid free canvasboard 24x30cm (approximately 10x12 inches), daily painting #135. Available on Etsy.

Towering buildings

Towering buildings, cityscape in oil on paper 50x65cm by Philine van der Vegte
Towering buildings, oil on paper 50x65cm
Plein air painting, cityscape from a courtyard in Amsterdam. I stood very close to the wall, looking up while painting. This makes the building almost lean over. Interesting perspective I thought.

-dimensions 50x65 cm (20"x25")
-oil on Canson oil paper
-daily painting #136

zaterdag 30 september 2017

Bamboo in Amsterdam

Bamboo in Amsterdam, cityscape in oil on paper 50x65 cm by Philine van der Vegte
Bamboo in Amsterdam, oil on paper 50x65 cm

Plein air painting, cityscape from a courtyard in Amsterdam featuring the buildings across, a lovely tree and jungle-like bamboo (very tropical and un-Dutch!). Daily painting #134, available on Etsy.
Oil on Canson oil paper, dimensions 50x65 cm

Ivy and clouds

Ivy and clouds, oil on paper 50x65cm by Philine van der Vegte
Ivy and clouds, oil on paper 50x65cm
Plein air painting, cityscape from a courtyard in Amsterdam featuring a building from around 1900, a typical Dutch sky and some loose ivy to contrast the straight lines of the building.
Daily painting #133, available on Etsy.
Oil on Canson oil paper, dimensions 50x65 cm (20"x25")


Model drawing

 I'm back at Wackers, and modeldrawing again! I liked the flowing lines and elegant pose of this one. Charcoal on paper approximately 50x65cm.


zondag 10 september 2017

Sketchbook flipthrough part 2 (video)

This is the second sketchbook, a watercolour one, that I filled in the summer of 2017 as part of the homework assignment for Wackers.

zaterdag 9 september 2017

Vondelpark

moleskine sketchbook A5 Philine van der Vegte
The academy year has started again, we went out for some sketching in the Vondelpark. After filling 2 sketchbooks during the summer holidays, I had to push myself a bit to start yet another drawing. However, this one turned out nicely I think.

zondag 3 september 2017

Sketchbook flipthrough (video)

This is one of the two sketchbooks I filled during the summer holidays 2017 as part of the summer homework assignment for the Wackers Academy.

donderdag 31 augustus 2017

Rietveld chair 2

"Rietveld chair", oil on canvas 80x100cm. Portrait painted from life, my 14 year old daughter posing for me in a borrowed Rietveld chair. I painted this for the exhibition "Mondriaan en De Stijl" at Kunst Kijken Volendam om 28th and 29th of October 2017.

woensdag 30 augustus 2017

Rietveld chair (timelapse video)

First part of painting my daughter in a borrowed Rietveld chair, for the exhibition "Mondriaan en de Stijl" at Kunst Kijken Volendam on 28th and 29th of August 2017.

zaterdag 26 augustus 2017

Water side

"Waterside", plein air oil painting by painter Philine van der Vegte
"Waterside", plein air oil on panel 13x18cm
"Waterside", painted en plein air in Waterland, The Netherlands.
Daily painting #130, oil on panel 13x18 cm, available on Etsy.
I painted this on the waterside of one of the many canals in the Dutch countryside. After painting, I scratched some contour lines with the back of my brush to accentuate the movement of the water and the reeds.
Painting by the canal in the sun!

vrijdag 25 augustus 2017

Cloud study

plein air cloud study, painting by philine van der vegte
Cloud study, oil on panel 13x18cm
Cloud study, painted en plein air in Waterland, The Netherlands.
Daily painting #131, oil on panel 13x18 cm, available on Etsy.
Classic Dutch clouds, that can be seen here almost every day in the summer.

donderdag 24 augustus 2017

Below water level

"Below water level", Dutch landscape in oils by Philine van der Vegte
"Below water level", oil on panel 13x18cm
🔴 "Below water level", painted en plein air in Waterland, The Netherlands. Daily painting #129, oil on panel 13x18 cm. The Purmer ring dyke protects the polder behind it and keeps it dry. This was painted from the waterside. The farm behind lies lower than the water, a common sight in the Netherlands.
Painting "Below water level" with my mini painter's box on my lap

dinsdag 22 augustus 2017

Waiting calf

"Waiting", calf cow painting, oil on panel 13x18cm by Philine van der Vegte
"Waiting", oil on panel 13x18cm by Philine van der Vegte
 "Waiting", oil on panel 13x18 cm (5x7 inch). Painted from life on a farm in Mijdrecht. It is a red MRIJ calf.  I liked the way it was standing so small in the big space. On the left were boxes with more calves, it wasn't really alone at all. Daily painting #128, available on Etsy.
Doing some sketches first in watercolour

maandag 21 augustus 2017

Study of a calf

Paiting a calf in oil from life, by Philine van der Vegte
🔴 "Study of a calf" Original oil daily painting with cows on a panel 13x18 cm. This sweet calf was lying still for a long time while I painted it in the stable, watching me all the time. It is the Dutch red and white MRIJ breed (named after the rivers Maas Rijn IJssel). Daily painting #127, sold.
"Study of a calf", oil painting on a panel 13x18 cm by Philine van der Vegte

vrijdag 18 augustus 2017

Dinner time

Dinner time, oil on canvas 60x80cm, painting of a Stabyhoun eating from a bowl by Philine van der Vegte
"Dinner time" This is a painting of our black and white Stabyhoun eating from her stainless steel bowl on the floor. Oil on canvas 60x80 cm, available on Etsy.
Wikipedia: The Stabyhoun or Stabij is one of the top five rarest dog breeds in the world. It is from Friesland and in particular from the Frisian forest area, a region in the southeast and east of Friesland. The breed has been mentioned in Dutch literature going back to the early 1800s, but has only extended its range from the 1960s outside of Friesland and not until the 2000s did the range officially extended beyond the Netherlands. The name Stabij translates roughly as "stand by me" with the last part simply Frisian, meaning dog, which is pronounced "hoon". The dog is considered a Dutch national treasure. There are only a few thousand Stabyhouns in existence today worldwide.

zaterdag 12 augustus 2017

My mother's tomatoes

"My mother's tomatoes", oil painting on panel 20x30 cm by Philine van der Vegte
🔴 "My mother's tomatoes", oil on panel 20x30 cm. Daily painting #125, sold. Painted alla prima, from life. My mother brought me these heirloom tomatoes from the garden yesterday. Too beautiful to eat, I needed to paint them first. But tonight they will be an excellent salad!

vrijdag 11 augustus 2017

Wild peach with a painting rag

"Wild peach with a painting rag", oil on panel 20x30 cm, painted alla prima from life by Philine van der Vegte
🔴 "Wild peach with a painting rag", oil on panel 20x30 cm, painted alla prima from life. Daily painting #124, sold.

woensdag 9 augustus 2017

Cloud study

Cloud study, painted en plein air in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden by Philine van der Vegte.
Cloud study, painted en plein air in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden. Daily painting #123, oil on panel 13x18 cm, available on Etsy.

Rocks and pine trees

Rocks and pine trees, painted in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden. Daily painting #122, oil on panel 13x18 cm by Philine van der Vegte
Rocks and pine trees, painted in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden. Daily painting #122, oil on panel 13x18 cm. Available on Etsy.

Abstract waves

Abstract waves, painted by Philine van der Vegte. Oil on panel 13x18cm.
Abstract waves, painted in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden. Daily painting #121, oil on panel 13x18 cm. Available on Etsy.

Sandhamn house

Sandhamn house, painted in the Stockholm archipelago by Philine van der Vegte
Sandhamn house, painted in the Stockholm archipelago. Daily painting #120, oil on panel 13x18 cm. This sweet house was tucked away on the island of Sandhamn in Sweden. I tried to catch the play of the sunlight on the house and greenery. Available on Etsy.

Cloud reflections

Cloud reflections, painted en plein air in the Stockholm archipelago by Philine van der Vegte
Cloud reflections, painted en plein air in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden.
Daily painting #119, oil on panel 13x18 cm. Available on Etsy.

Hasselkobben island

Hasselkobben island, plein air oil painting on panel 13x18cm by Philine van der Vegte
Hasselkobben island, plein air oil painting on panel 13x18cm. Daily painting #116, available on Etsy.