TRIBUTE TO THE FALL COLORS
Trees Along the River / Fall II, 2018, acrylic / oil on canvas, 31.5 x 39.4 in (in progress: 30 November 2018)
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Lieuwe Kingma: Florida Keys IV, 2017, acrylic / oil on panel, 50 x 50 cm
Dear Art Lovers,
These (scroll up and down) and other new paintings of mine will be shown for the first time at the PAN Art Fair Amsterdam, from 19 - 26 November 2017. You will find my work in booth 142 at Bruijstens Modern Art.
I will be present during the day on Friday 24 November till 18:00 hours to welcome you, tell you more about the work on exhibit, and answer your questions. On this day my work will be particularly featured at this stand.
I hope to see you there!
Lieuwe Kingma: The Garden Path, 2016, acrylic, oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm, private collection
Last year I visited the exhibition “Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse” in the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Inspired by this show - at which I saw a few of the monumental “Water-Lily” paintings by Monet for the first time - I hurried home to start my own garden painting.
Lieuwe Kingma: Amstel River II, 2000, oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm, private collection, Tucson, AZ, USA
One of my favorite running and biking routes meanders along the Amstel River, just south of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Here the river is lined with trees that reflect in the ever flowing water - enough material for inspiration!
I am checking the painting upside down
It must have been when this painting was about half finished that I decided to turn it upside-down, in order to look at the composition from a different perspective. As it turned out, I liked it even better this way, so I kept working on it from this "upside-down" position. Below you can see the end result: Orange-Pink Landscape, 2016
639 Neck of the Woods I, 2015
acrylic / oil on panel, 9.4 x 11.8 inches (24 x 30 cm)
As you scroll through the recent paintings on my website, you will notice that most pictures are painted on panel. That is not by chance! It is a conscious decision. By using the color of the panel as a foundation or starting point, one gets the middle tone ‘for free’. Below in the first draft you can see how I applied both transparent and opaque brownish acrylic paint layers.This gives you a quick idea of what the final (tonal) painting will look like.
Lieuwe Kingma: Clouds Over the Sea V, 2015, acrylic / oil on canvas, 39.4 x 39.4 inches (100 x 100 cm)
If you have ever taken the ferry to one of the Frisian Islands off the north coast of The Netherlands, or sailed or hiked there (at low tide), you probably still remember the impact of the enormous space surrounding you. The low horizon and the big sky full of clouds can make you feel tiny amidst the elements. The light filters through the clouds and reflects on the water, creating countless shades of colorful greys -especially when there are rain showers.
Lieuwe Kingma: Standing Model in Interior / Reflection, 2014, acrylic / oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm / 39.4 x 32.5 inches
This recently finished painting “Model in Interior” is the latest in a series of variations on the theme Nude / Reflection. Next to other classical themes such as Landscape and Still Life, the Nude is one of my favourite themes.