After the great Brussel show, I’m excited to create new art

After a spectacular show of my nude and erotic art photos at the Espace Art Gallery in Brussels, I am delighted to be back in my atelier/studio to produce new erotic and nude art paintings.

What is my favorite aspect of nude photography? Aside from the beautiful artworks I produce with it, it also serves as a sketching tool for me, allowing me to explore the effect of composition and light on the colors. A photoshoot with a model is always fun and inspiring. The synergy between two people is extraordinary. Now that I’ve learned how to make my nude photos even more distinctive, I’m having even more fun! The positive improvements in palladiotype photography, in particular, make me extremely happy and thrilled. Only a few painters worldwide have mastered this incredibly tricky, complex, and costly method.

However, despite the new love, I will leave nude photography a bit behind me for some time and focus on new nude or erotic art paintings. Dear brushes, I missed you so much, but it all served a nice goal: this wonderful and exciting exhibition that was focussed on my new developed photographic processes.

A new challenge dooms up at the horizon: to see if I can replace lead white by an alternative. Lead white is toxic and by exposure its level builds up in the blood serum, as the body cannot excrete it. It causes saturnism when it is too late, but before reaching that, it can cause kidney damage. The corona pandemic made me very aware of a good health.

If I will succeed with this, I don’t know. However, I will try my utmost best. The alternative would be painting with lead white using disposable gloves. These have also disadvantages such as a different feeling that may influence my brushstroke. Another disadvantage is the humidity in the gloves that opens the pores of the skin, which makes it more penetrable for chemicals and microbes.

Experimenting is good, but the outcome is always leading. The idea is to make art that inspires you. Nude art is progressing to the next level. I’m working on a new painting this method, and the preliminary results look good. Perhaps I’ll paint and glaze the final layers with lead-based paints. If you want to remain up to date, please sign up for my newsletter.

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