Original, hand-crafted artworks
The creation of an artwork is a process. A long preparation precedes the first brush stroke on the canvas. It starts with observing and studying the animals. This often leads to the inspiration and idea for a new canvas. I take dozens of pictures of the animals. By playing with these photos and making sketches, I come to a composition.
Only when I am satisfied with the composition I start painting, using the photo's and sketches as a reference. Layer by layer.... Until the animal comes to life and until the painting has become exactly what I had in mind.