It is now more than thirty five years ago that I finished my first painting using the glazing technique. Gradually I would develop my technical and artistic skills by way of studying books about classical painting techniques and trying to decipher the works of the classical and contemporary masters of fine art. But even more important were practicing patiently innumerable hours of trial and error behind my easel.
It is of course impossible to determine the amount of hours necessary to finish all the works displayed on this website. But I do know that during these almost uncountable hours, apart from a lot of inevitable setbacks, there have been many great moments of amazement and artistic satisfaction.
I hope that something of this joy and wonder may radiate to you as you view my works on this website!
- Herman Smorenburg