​Not only the resemblance of a portrait is important, but also the expression, somebody’s character! In a painted portrait you should see if somebody is a little bit bold, or cheerful, decisive, charming, tough, adventurous, satisfied or in love

​I try to paint their coat “caressable”; soft hair or soft little feathers; but the eyes and the noses have to be shiny and wet. To paint that difference is the challenge to a painter!

​Typical Dutch cloudy skies, through the woods you can see the horizon, far away.. Old oaks, fresh young grass.