I asked my followers on Instagram and Facebook to vote for my painting that entered the contest ‘Painting of the Year’. A lot of my followers did do so, for which I am very grateful. But I never showed the painting properly. So, I’m going to show you the painting and tell you why I made this painting and what my inspiration was.
My son has colorblindness and therefore thinks the painting with the yellow and orange flowers is 'boring'. With the help of my son and a special app, I will make the same kind of flower painting but with different colors. Colors that are beautiful for someone with red / green color blindness. Colors that stand out and attracts attention. At the same time I will tell you more about colorblindness.
Children are not yet aware of the limitations of our world. Therefore they are free in their thinking. Rather than unlearning children that quality, we should encourage and cultivate it. So that they grow up to be imaginative and creative adults capable of coming up with creative solutions to unexpected problems.
It is wonderful to paint from a feeling, even if this feeling isn’t a happy feeling. During the spring corona lockdown, I kept a diary. Before I started painting, I read a number of passages in my diary. The feeling of that strange, uncertain period therefore forms the basis for this painting.
I try to visualize my dreams in my paintings. With my paintings I try to take you with me in those dreams. Read all about my journey to visualize the dream of this painting.
People always ask me what I wrote in my painting. Usually I only tell what book inspired me. I want people to make their own story, not to adapt mine. But for once I will quote some of the texts I wrote.
As part of the initiative of the Royal Library to save a selection of Dutch websites for future research, the Royal Library will also archive and store my website for the long term.
Part of the Storie-series was made during corona-lockdown. These are the Corona-Stories: 'Tranquil Cities, Longing to go Outside'. The influence of the environment always plays a role in the creation of art. This unique period also leaves its mark in the arts.
I'm working hard on a new collection of paintings.
The website 5april1943.be shows a series of photograms by Elise Eekhout as an ode to the many victims of WWII.
This week I completed a new painting in the Story-series: 'Lost'. The painting has beautiful fall colors. As with all paintings in this series, the painting changes as the light changes.