rom the same book I saw a work from Amedeo Modigliani, Sleeping Nude with Arms Open (Red Nude). the original is nice and certainly not offensive. Maybe my version is a little bit naughty. I really liked to paint this one.
started to make a copy of the work Olympia by Édouard Manet. I saw a picture in a book about paintings and I liked it. But it was not easy. I changed almost everything. I still wonder if this is what I wanted, but it is how it is, so that is good enough.
his painting, the last leftovers of my cheap paint used, I painted with big brushes and palette knifes. Using a palette knife is a nice technique, especially when working wet-in-wet. Because of the bad paint, a lot of craquelure started to develop, I like the craquelure. [update 2015] Still I like this painting very much and I’m still trying to get the same effect. See Abstract2 and Abstract2.1.
ls en Istvan is the first painting I made of people I really knew. I made a photograph of them when we had a brunch together. Els en Istvan are our aunt and uncle. The sad part is, they both died, but we still have this painting, a very special painting.