Ceiling of a 1730\'s period room in the former British consulate of Amsterdam 
just before installation of the new painting<p>
<span style=\"color: #ffffff; font-size: 8pt;\">رسم اسقف - جدارية</span>
Ceiling of a 1730's period room in the former British consulate of Amsterdam just before installation of the new painting

رسم اسقف - جدارية


A well preseved and fully restored 1730\'s period room in the former British consulate of Amsterdam, <p>just before installation of the new painted ceiling.
A well preseved and fully restored 1730's period room in the former British consulate of Amsterdam,

just before installation of the new painted ceiling.


Empty ceiling frame high over the stairs of Schoonoord House, an 1870\'s arts & crafts villa
Empty ceiling frame high over the stairs of Schoonoord House, an 1870's arts & crafts villa

Six panels of a 21 M²  ceiling for a private residence in Bergen
Six panels of a 21 M² ceiling for a private residence in Bergen

first stages of our 60 M² ceiling for a Cees Dam designed boardroom
first stages of our 60 M² ceiling for a Cees Dam designed boardroom

first days of work on the 60 M² ceiling for a Cees Dam designed boardroom
first days of work on the 60 M² ceiling for a Cees Dam designed boardroom

First sketch for a new painting on the hexagonal ceiling of an 18th c. tea pavilion. A last remaining item of two magnificent but once demolished 17th c. mansions. Surrounded by majestic gardens with ornamental lakes, these estates once included some spectaculair menageries that had the privilege of being portrayed by Melchior d\'Hondecoeter. A seemingly random selection of tropical birds reflects the Dutch craze for Natural History collections, zoo\'s and aviaries, and both East & West India Company personnel trading animals on the side, to supply them. . . Historical research has shown that all birds depicted here, have actually been seen in 17th and 18th c. menageries in and around Amsterdam.. . \"Hondecoeter in Driemond\" or \"Other ones Feathers\" - a provisional title derived from one of Aesop\'s fables, will be executed at the studio through 2017/18. .
First sketch for a new painting on the hexagonal ceiling of an 18th c. tea pavilion. A last remaining item of two magnificent but once demolished 17th c. mansions. Surrounded by majestic gardens with ornamental lakes, these estates once included some spectaculair menageries that had the privilege of being portrayed by Melchior d'Hondecoeter. A seemingly random selection of tropical birds reflects the Dutch craze for Natural History collections, zoo's and aviaries, and both East & West India Company personnel trading animals on the side, to supply them. . . Historical research has shown that all birds depicted here, have actually been seen in 17th and 18th c. menageries in and around Amsterdam.. . "Hondecoeter in Driemond" or "Other ones Feathers" - a provisional title derived from one of Aesop's fables, will be executed at the studio through 2017/18. .

Maquette - Study for a Painted Room
Maquette - Study for a Painted Room

Studio
Studio

Installing the paintings at the Herengracht
Installing the paintings at the Herengracht

Studio
Studio

Sunlight in the studio, showing details and casting shadows during execution of the large scale canvases for Malta\'s National Palace.
Sunlight in the studio, showing details and casting shadows during execution of the large scale canvases for Malta's National Palace.

Sunlight in the studio, showing details and casting shadows during execution of the large scale canvases for Malta\'s National Palace. . . Swallowtail caterpillars feed on fennel. . . Nice to see the veins in the adult butterflies wings resonating the shape of the very leaves they \"grew\"  from originally. . .
Sunlight in the studio, showing details and casting shadows during execution of the large scale canvases for Malta's National Palace. . . Swallowtail caterpillars feed on fennel. . . Nice to see the veins in the adult butterflies wings resonating the shape of the very leaves they "grew" from originally. . .

The six meter high walls and 70 M² ceiling of the Gran Salon at Malta\'s San Anton Palace . Ready for the new paintings. . 

With: Daaa haus architects - Milano / Malta.
and Bianco aranico - Venezia.
The six meter high walls and 70 M² ceiling of the Gran Salon at Malta's San Anton Palace . Ready for the new paintings. . With: Daaa haus architects - Milano / Malta. and Bianco aranico - Venezia.

The six meter high walls of the Gran Salon at Malta\'s San Anton Palace. Installation of the new paintings . . .
The six meter high walls of the Gran Salon at Malta's San Anton Palace. Installation of the new paintings . . .

Last day before the opening reception - New paintings for San Anton Palace, Malta\'s 17th c. Presidential residence
Last day before the opening reception - New paintings for San Anton Palace, Malta's 17th c. Presidential residence

Handmade info plates, to be added to our new paintings at San Anton Palace. Malta\'s 17th century presidential residence. . .  Most paintings in Malta\'s national palaces have plates like these added underneath them since time immemorial . . . In this case however these don\'t read the names of historic heads of state like “Alexander Ball”, “Queen Adelaide”, “Ġorġ Borg Olivier” or “Fra\' Antoine de Paule”. . .  but Sea squill, Turtledove, Carpenter bee or Giant fennel.
Handmade info plates, to be added to our new paintings at San Anton Palace. Malta's 17th century presidential residence. . . Most paintings in Malta's national palaces have plates like these added underneath them since time immemorial . . . In this case however these don't read the names of historic heads of state like “Alexander Ball”, “Queen Adelaide”, “Ġorġ Borg Olivier” or “Fra' Antoine de Paule”. . . but Sea squill, Turtledove, Carpenter bee or Giant fennel.

Studio - Work on the Herengracht Paintings.
Studio - Work on the Herengracht Paintings.

Studio - Work on the Herengracht Paintings.
Studio - Work on the Herengracht Paintings.

A wall of color samples - executing the coffered ceiling at Verwelius for Cees Dam
A wall of color samples - executing the coffered ceiling at Verwelius for Cees Dam

Works in Progress