Saturday, November 17, 2018

Scarlet

This used to be such an important day. The arrival of 'Sinterklaas'. Saint Nicolas, the friend of all children (except for those countries where he is replaced by Santa Claus that is) arrives by steamer from Spain. As is told...
These last few years the event of Sinterklaas arriving in Holland has become the major issue of a discussion about racism.
Black Pete, Cheese Pete, no Pete at all; it doesn't seem to matter any more. Nowadays we can hear Christmas Carols from the day good old Sinterklaas arrives. Well done folks. Put away your red tabard Sinterklaas. There's no place for you in our modern society any more...
[Daily Abstraction 218111701. Painting available].

Friday, November 16, 2018

Positive vibe

As usual I made this abstraction without a plan. Just started to make a background by grabbing the first bottle of paint I could get my hands on. By accident a few thick pieces of old paint dropped upon the canvas, giving the artwork an additional dimension. And suddenly I felt I was getting into a vibe. One thing led to another; in no time this piece was finished. And boy did it make me feel good!
[Daily Abstraction 218111601. Painting available].

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Dolomites

Squeaky wheels get all the grease; big disasters get all attention in the news...
Early November, almost unnoticed by news shows, the beautiful forests of the Italian Dolomites have been struck by a hurricane, leaving trees behind like fallen matchsticks.
Dutch news programme RTL Nieuws showed a video last night in which inhabitants say it will take about a hundred years before the forest will be restored.
[Daily Abstraction 218111501. Painting available].

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The first

This is the first attempt to honor all those who feel different and feel different enough not to brag about being the first little green man, woman, or anything in between... to be nominated or even elected as, well, you name it.
I got it. You want to be different. You want to stand out. I wouldn't care that much if I were you; but hey, here it is, your first medal proving you were, and always will be, the first to blow up your mind.
[Daily Abstraction 218111401. Painting available].

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Citylights

Can't see the stars at night, because the citylights are blocking my view. There's no darkness. There's always light in the city.
But late at night, when I'm walking the dog, I walk underneath the trees. Every now and then I stand still (if the dog lets me...) and I look through the tree tops, where only starlight seems to be shining through.
[Daily Abstraction 218111301. Painting available].

Monday, November 12, 2018

Commemoration

While the world commemorates the end of WWI; and despite all those great political leaders who stated 'No more!' after all those tragic wars that followed after WWI, wars still linger on.
I guess instead of commemorating the end of war; all those politicians who gathered in Paris yesterday, were commemorating humanity's incompetence to live together in harmony. A tribute to the lack of civilization.
[Daily Abstraction 218111201. Painting available].

Sunday, November 11, 2018