There are the greats and then there are those very few above the greats like Johannes Vermeer from Holland 1632-1675. I have been fascinated with Vermeer’s work my whole life. I was a very young child when I saw my very first Vermeer painting. It was a print of ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ Years later I would read Tracey Chevalier’s book with the same title. Then of course came the film with Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth.
I always told myself one day I would explore ‘The Girl with the Pearl Earring’ on a more deeper level and paint her. Here is my interpretation of this masterpiece. It was a journey of joyful and focused painting where time and space no longer existed. I got so caught up in the beautiful vulnerability of this exquisite art gem.
When the Duchess of Cambridge undertook her first solo overseas engagement she flew to Amsterdam. Here you can see her coming face to face with this beautiful little painting.
Enjoy working on these types of pieces so much! More details to be added over the coming days. It is acrylic on canvas.
It had been a decade since I last held teaching classes. I have just been busy with other projects and ideas. However, I began to realise how much I missed teaching. So I decided to host a Sunday class (11am – 6pm) just for women at my home. This was last Sunday, it was a wonderful day with 15 enthusiastic students. Many of whom hadn’t painted since their childhood! Some were more experienced. Because it was a small class I was able to offer a fair bit of individual guidance. Here are a few photographs from the happy event.
My next class is on Sunday 24th September. There are a couple of tickets left. The classes are taught in Danish.
Art Class for Women September 10th 2017
Katherine Scrivens Eje
Harbaeks Courtyard, Nedervej 6, 6470 Sydals, Denmark.
A future Matise?
The Grand Hall
The Grand Hall
Another pretty floral
My lovely husband Thomas, working behind the scenes!
Photographs ©Jydske Vestkysten and private archive
Art Classes for Women at my home Harbaeks Courtyard
The time is fast approaching for the first of my Art Classes for Women. I have been busy preparing both teaching material and my home to accommodate a small group of students.
I hope the classes will be a special day for my future students. I am certainly looking forward to meeting everyone. I haven’t taught art classes since 2007, so I am eager to get back in the saddle!
The 10th of September is almost sold out! Tickets are still available for the 24th September.
Price: 1.800 Danish crowns BUY TICKET
Read more Katherines Malekursus for Kvinder (in Danish)
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