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Koekkoek House Exhibition in Cleves, Germany

On May 28 there will be an exhibition and demonstration of the old master´s techniques at the Koekkoek House in Cleves. Similar to last year´s event the Koekkoek artist Peter Kempf and myself will be painting at the museum envisaging … Continue reading

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Will a painting outlive digital data?

The old masters used to paint to tell a story as in religious paintings or they would paint nobility and royalty or their rich food hampers and mansions at a time when photography did not exist. This tells us about … Continue reading

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How to Paint a Cup of Coffee – Art Tuition Video No.181

Today´s artist Herdin Radtke used to work with Salvador Dali in his youth. Herdin is one of the leading teachers of the art of the old masters. His oil painting art classes take him to places around Europe as he … Continue reading

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Can Artists Change the World?

In an earlier post I mentioned a former professor of an academy complaining about his students and their distinctive lack of general knowledge and the inability to write correctly. It has led to quite a discussion on linkedin which eventually … Continue reading

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Are Youngsters not as Clever as the Older Generation?

In an interview a former professor of an academy remarked about his students that he had noticed a distinctive lack of general knowledge and the disability to write correctly. Based on my personal experience I tend to agree to a … Continue reading

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Painted After Dali – Acrylics on Canvas Panel

  After Dali – The Persistence of Memory I have been encouraged by friends to post this painting in acrylics on canvas board which is after Salvador Dali´s “Persistence of Memory“. Dali´s original 1931 oil painting is 24x33cm while my study is … Continue reading

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Learning from Old Masters – BLOG Discussion

Here is an interesting link to an attempt to learn from the old masters. The BLOG this links to has raised quite a discussion on the subject. It starts with the fascination the old masters still create today and the … Continue reading

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Garden after Monet – Acrylic Painting

This acrylic painting shows the beautiful garden Monet has painted many years ago.  The house is partially hidden by the trees and the rose bushes sparkle in the sunshine. I sometimes study old masters to learn from their compositions. This one was … Continue reading

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