Palette knife

My technique is characterized by the use of a painter’s knife (palette knife), oil paint and wet-on-wet processing of the paint. This technique keeps the painting spontaneous, colourful and vibrant.

The search of allowing the colours of the wet paint to interact with each other on the canvas and the use of thicker and thinner strokes is particularly challenging to me.

Wet on wet

Wet on wet is a kind of ‘alla prima’ painting. It means that when the paint is still wet, the next layer will be continued. These layers are processed into each other with thinner and thicker strokes.

Managing the spontaneous process on the canvas in such a way that the work comes to life, is extremely intense and gives a lot of satisfaction

By this way you can paint spontaneously. Painting in this style is extremely intense. Because the oil paint must stay wet, the working time is quite limited. As a painter you have to master everything at the same time. The composition, colour, lines, tones, etc. Everything must be realized within the drying time of the paint.