Posted by Thomas Dijkstra on Saturday, November 18, 2017

A cacti-cathering under a whale-like clouded sky…nothing weird about that.

Posted by Thomas Dijkstra on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

What about a ballet in the desert?

Posted by Thomas Dijkstra on Thursday, November 9, 2017

Felt the urge to put up my tent someplace warm, after I stept out in the cold this morning.

Posted by Thomas Dijkstra on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Great model yesterday evening…hadnt touched charcoal in ages…but what a great medium!

Posted by Thomas Dijkstra on Friday, November 3, 2017

In search of moodiness/heavyness that some landscapes like Friedrichs ‘Monk by the sea’ or Bocklins ‘Death Island’ ,Peter Doig’s ‘Echo lake’, etc., have that can hit you very hard.I will probably not succeed but pursuing it is great.

In continuation of this landscape hunt I was talking about previously…

Posted by Thomas Dijkstra on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

There will be an exposition at the Veenkoloniaal Museum in Veendam ( from 22okt – 4feb…

Posted by Thomas Dijkstra on Thursday, October 19, 2017

Yesterday evening was ‘model thursday’, a weekly gathering with colleques around a model. The model was great and she wore a wonderfull but challenging dress. As it was yesterday you often think, better yet, you know that when the light areas are warm the shadow parts are cool. Its one of those ‘laws’ of light so to speak. But sometimes those warm vs. cool parts are so subtle that you think your eyes play tricks. It makes it even harder when the fabric has a warm colour and messes around with the coolness in the shadows. I often find it very helpfull to just walk away and come back a little later. Your sight has been resetted after which I make a quick decision of the distribution of the warm and cool parts. A little bit disappointing then to see that the camera doesnt really registers the subtle colours…

When left alone wall climbers can take over complete buildings. Just this saturday I was making a little biketour and saw a shed in somebody’s garden. A climber had taken over the roof and it looked like the little shed had a full head of green hair. However when maintained they can look amazing and add something extra to a building. Just had to make this weekend-scribble….I was exhausted and even lost my flipflops.