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17.6.16

Rust & Blue- painting of a man enjoying painting No. 61 (Rust & Blue) by Mark Rothko



Rust & Blue
painting of a man enjoying painting No. 61 (Rust & Blue) by Mark Rothko

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2016

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I remember first seeing a Rothko painting in a book. I thought it was so simple and it didn't do anything for me. When I saw one in real life I remembered he once mentioned one could best experience his art from a mere 12" or 30 cm distance. So I did. And then something happened. I was overwhelmed by all nuances in colors and felt swept away to a new reality of sorts. Really wonderful and hard to explain. But I do understand why people cry in front of his works. When it gets you it is that powerful.

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16.6.16

Retro Active- Painting Of A Man Enjoying A Painting By Robert Rauschenberg



Retro Active
painting of a man enjoying a painting by Robert Rauschenberg

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2016

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There are hardly any other paintings I know of who have their finger on the pulse of their time better than this painting by Robert Rauschenberg. Just look at that pointing finger of Kennedy.

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15.6.16

Au Chapeau- Man Looking At Portrait Of Jeanne Hebuterne By Amedeo Modigliani



Au Chapeau
painting of a man enjoying a portrait of Jeanne Hebuterne by Amedeo Modigliani

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2016

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If I had more time I would have painted a simpler painting.

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14.6.16

Big Stella Colors- Man Looking At Art By Frank Stella In Museum



Big Stella Colors
painting of man enjoying a painting by Frank Stella

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
12" x 15 3/4" or 30 x 40 cm
2016

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I had so much fun painting the Stella Colors painting the other day that I thought why not make a slightly larger, but different version of it. And so here it is.

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13.6.16

Les Miserables- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Self Portrait By Paul Gauguin



Les Miserables
painting of woman enjoying self portrait by Paul Gauguin

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
12" x 30" or 30 x 76 cm
2013

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You’re now viewing my painting of a woman enjoying a self portrait by Paul Gauguin. He dedicated this self portrait to Van Gogh. In it Gauguin appears as Jean Valjean, anti-hero of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables’, who, while vilified by society, remains true to his personal morality. Seen on the right in profile is Émile Bernard, a fellow painter, who later accused Gauguin of taking credit for his ideas – not without some justification.

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27.4.16

Picasso Lover- Man Enjoying A Painting By Pablo Picasso



Picasso Lover
painting of a man enjoying a painting by Pablo Picasso

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
6" x 6" or 15 x 15 cm
2016
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In a corner of the LACMA museum in Los Angeles I saw this man staring motionlessly at this painting by Picasso. Something definitely got a hold of him.

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24.4.16

Textmessage- Street Scene Painting Of A Guy Sending A Textmessage In Amsterdam



Textmessage
painting of a man sending a textmessage in Amsterdam

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
6 3/4" x 6" or 17 x 15 cm
2016
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At the Leidseplein in Amsterdam this guy found the perfect spot to send a textmessage to a loved one.

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23.4.16

Hello- Boy With Cell Phone In Front Of Painting By Roy Lichtenstein



Hello
painting of a boy with a cell phone in front of a painting by Roy Lichtenstein

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
6" x 6" or 15 x 15 cm
2016
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Now my wife is studying for a new job I get to watch our kid a lot. I really love spending time with her, but it leaves little time for painting. So after 2 to 3 years of concentrating on larger scaled works I thought now would be a perfect time to get back to making small paintings again. It feels good I can tell you. For starters I thought this museum scene of a boy holding a cell phone in front of a painting by Roy Lichtenstein was just the perfect motive to get going. Not sure if I can make a painting on a daily basis, probably not, but I post as often as possible. Of course I keep on working larger scaled works as well!

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20.4.16

Moved- Two Women Moved By Painting Dujardin



Moved
painting of two women moved by painting Paul Heals A Crippled by Karel Dujardin

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
6" x 6" or 15 x 15 cm
2012
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I happened to witness this scene in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.There I saw two women cuddled together on a bench touched by a painting of Karel Dujardin, a Dutch golden age painter. In return I was touched by this whole scene that I had to paint it.

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12.4.16

Liquor Store- Painting Of Woman Selling Liquor

Liquor Store
painting of a woman selling liquor

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
35 1/2" x 27 2/3" or 90 x 70 cm
2016

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8.4.16

Slot Machines 3- City Scene Painting Of A Man Gambling In Hotel Lobby Las Vegas

Slot Machines 3
city scene painting of a man playing the slot machines in hotel lobby Las Vegas

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
6" x 6" or 15 x 15 cm
2016

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The ebay auction for Slot Machines 3. If you win it I'll deliver it to you no matter where you live in the world!

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5.4.16

Painting in Progress- Day 5 Ralph's Supermarket

Painting In Progress
the first stages of a brand new painting- day 5

I'm not satisfied with the portrait, but I left it for what it is and revisit it later. I'm now working on the background. It gets pretty messy at times as I'm painting over certain areas by accident. As you can see one figure almost disappeared and the other ones don't look too sharp either. I'll fix that at a later date. For I just want to get that light straight!

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4.4.16

Painting in Progress- Day 4 Ralph's Supermarket

Painting In Progress
the first stages of a brand new painting- day 4

Today I'm working on the portrait on one of the magazines in lower right corner. It still needs a lot of work, but perhaps by now you can tell who it is I'm painting.

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1.4.16

Painting in Progress- Day 3 Ralph's Supermarket

Painting In Progress
the first stages of a brand new painting- day 3

I'm blocking in colors and more colors not caring so much about details just yet. In case you're wondering what's what; on the left there's mostly candy, that black and brownish greenish blob in the middle will be a shopping car and on the far right I'm painting quite a few magazines. Well, back to blocking in colors!

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30.3.16

Painting in Progress- Day 1-2 Ralph's Supermarket

Painting In Progress
the first stages of a brand new painting- day 1 and 2

After a week filled with things unrelated to painting I struggled figuring out what to paint next. I finally came up with this scene at a Ralph's supermarket in LA. You see it here in the first stages. I love the spacious composition and can't wait to get my hands dirty on all the details on the left and right of the painting.

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22.3.16

Discount system giclee Slot Machines 3









Are you up for some math?


Since I didn't sell a giclee of my brand new painting Slot Machines 3 for the original price of 150 dollars just yet, I thought I make it a little more interesting by creating a discount system.


The selling price of each giclee is calculated like so:

• Value = 150 – number of your limited print (edition is 20, so pick a number between 1 and 20)
• Initial discount: 50%.
• Current discount:50%
• The discount will decrease by an absolute 5% for every 2 giclees sold.
• Min. price: $75.


So for example your number of your giclee is number 1:

150- 1= 149
149* 50% discount= 74,5
You pay: 150 original price - 74,5 discount= 75,5 dollars (incl. s/h)


Then after 2 giclees are sold like this the discount will decrease with 5% making it 45%. So the sooner you order the less you pay!


If you're interested in ordering on of these exclusive giclees just let send me an email to info@gerardboersma.nl. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

kind regards, Gerard


About the giclee:

• Luxurious, high quality reproduction as close to original as possible
• Printed with special inks on thick archival paper (290 gsm)
• No color fading therefore everlasting
• Limited edition of only 20
• Signed and numbered
• Paper size 18” x 24” or 45,7 x 61 cm
actual image size ± 16” x 20” or 40,6 x 50,8 cm, white border
• Shipping and handling included, no hidden costs
• Worldwide delivery of about 2 weeks rolled up in strong carbon tube

18.3.16

Slot Machines 3- City Scene Painting Of A Man Gambling In Hotel Lobby Las Vegas

Slot Machines 3
city scene painting of a man playing the slot machines in hotel lobby Las Vegas

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
6" x 6" or 15 x 15 cm
2016

Finished! I completed the painting earlier this week and yesterday I framed my brand new painting Slot Machines 3. It's ready to show to you all!

Make sure you click on the images below.

I'm trying something new here by offering a lot of different options for you to purchase this painting. Some are pretty creative I think. Plus you can read the background story to this painting and see some detailed images.

If you're interested in one of the options just let send me an email
to info@gerardboersma.nl. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

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17.3.16

Painting in Progress- Day 13

Painting In Progress
the first stages of a brand new painting- day 13

I finished the painting! Before I show it to you I want to frame it first. I always glue some laths to the wooden panel so it sticks to the frame better. Well, I better get to it!

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15.3.16

Painting in Progress- Day 12

Painting In Progress
the first stages of a brand new painting- day 12

Unfortunately I wasn't able to paint yesterday so this is day 12. I had great fun painting the floor, you got to love those Vegas designs, lots of curls going on right there. Today I'm going make some minor changes here and there. I'm not totally satisfied yet with the slot machines, I think they need some more work. My wife also said that the guy should lose his bold spot, that would make the painting better. Not sure about that, but perhaps I'll follow her advice.

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11.3.16

Painting in Progress- Day 11

Painting In Progress
the first stages of a brand new painting- day 11

Well, things are moving up fast. I finished work on the slot machines (I think) and painted the chairs. Now it's on to the floor, that shouldn't take to long but you never know. After that it's looking for small mistakes and adding a few touches here and there. Almost there but not quite yet!

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10.3.16

Painting in Progress- Day 10

Painting In Progress
the first stages of a brand new painting- day 10

I started work on the slot machines on day 9 and continue to work on them on day 10. I think I'm halfway there and I always like this part the best. It's so much fun! It's where I set my teeth into the painting, I really get going and I work with all my might to get it right. There's no turning back and there's still plenty work to do, I'm totally immersed in painting. I love that feeling.

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8.3.16

Painting in Progress- Day 7-9

Painting In Progress
the first stages of a brand new painting- day 7-9

On day 7 I started work on the portrait of the figure. I also worked on the shirt of the man on day 8. I couldn't decide which color to give it and after many a try (from green to brown to white and then some) I finally decided on the bluish purple color on day 9. I did so to make the shirt blend in with the surroundings as to create more harmony.

I'm also working on the slot machines. Making all the lights glow with tons of transparent layers is loads of fun. It takes a while to get it right, but to me that's where the magic is.

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3.3.16

Raphael- Still Life Painting Of Books On Raphael And Others



Raphael
still life painting of books on Raphael and others

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
6" x 6" or 15 x 15 cm
2012

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This painting is a study for the larger scaled painting Klimt Books (pictured below, sold). I wanted to experiment a little with the composition to see how it would look in real life before I started to work on the image I had in mind. As turns out it worked just great and I hardly changed a thing.

If you're interested in purchasing Raphael just click on the link above to enter the auction. Start price is just 75 dollars.

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2.3.16

Painting in Progress- Day 6

Painting In Progress
the first stages of a brand new painting- day 6

Not sure if the upper left corner is finished, but I moved to the right anyway. Did a lot of work already, but it still needs some more.

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Whistler Books- Painting Of Books On Artists James McNeill Whistler And Others



Whistler Books
painting of books on artists James McNeill Whistler and others

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
6" x 6" or 15 x 15 cm
2012

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James McNeill Whistler is one of my all time favorite artists and when I saw this book on the bookshelf I knew I wanted to paint it. I love how he looks at us with this bold self assured look of his. I also love how his whole life is cramped into this bundle of pages. That's what remains of us after we're gone I guess: a bunch of stories with a price tag on it. Let's make it a good story.

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1.3.16

Painting in Progress- Day 5

Painting In Progress
the first stages of a brand new painting- day 5

Still working on the upper left corner. Added a lot of layers and adjusting colors as I go along.

It's kinda fun to take these progress pictures and show them to you, but I also noticed that I'm thinking more about the painting then usual. That's no good, because whenever I think about painting while painting, it becomes more difficult to do. That's why I usually listen to an audiobook or something like that. Mind busy, hands free as they say. My hands do the work, while my mind is elsewhere.

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29.2.16

Painting in Progress- Day 3 and 4

Painting In Progress
the first stages of a brand new painting- day 3

These last 2 days I focused on the upper left corner. It still needs a lot of work, but I'm getting there!

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26.2.16

Painting in Progress

Painting In Progress
the first stages of a brand new painting

I thought it would be fun to show you step by step how I create a painting. I usually work on masonite, a brown wooden panel drained in oil. First I make the panel white with a primer called gesso. You can see the blank panel in the first pic. Then I make the drawing and start blocking in colors. For some reason I always start with black. It takes about two days to get this far.

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19.2.16

Drive Through- City Scene Painting Of McDonald's Drive Through

Drive Through
city scene painting of McDonald's Drive Through

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
6" x 6" or 15 x 15 cm
2012
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As a painter I'm interested in moments that usually pass by unnoticed, like the scene on Drive Through. I love to capture those moments so you can observe them quietly. Then it's obvious, at least to me it is, that moments like this say a lot about todays society.

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