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Oil on Panel

23¼" x 22" / 59 x 56 cms


Pink and white flowers displayed in a glass vase. 


The fine painting of flowers demands considerable discipline, because the passing of time is an important challenge. A flower is always changing. Pieter works from the studio, creating imagined compositions, which are characterised by harmony and rich contrasts of colour and texture, all basking in the glow of a warm sun. To capture the moment Pieter paints each flower in turn, ‘alla prima’ until the painting is finished. Sometimes this can take a whole day, others only a few hours. Often the flower compositions never existed in reality because the flowers were painted one by one over several weeks.