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henk korbee
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Mainly I am painting portraits. For that purpose I sometimes use video to analyze complex poses to get an idea of the geometry behind the pose. Not only that but also people waiting for something coming soon, has my interest as well as p.e. sketching people involved discussing a subject. As metaphors are used to explain the world it is convenient to paint metaphors in order that one can interpreted the painting. Sometimes a study is made to get a better idea about color perception. As a remark, I pose that modern color theories and theories about viewing colors are also a stimulus. Painting a model while it is getting dawn and not using light is a favorite with the consequence that one must watch the painting not in daylight but in dawn/shadow or the like.

Most of the paintings are based on imagination or images like photo's, except the sketched figures, self portraits and models.

Remark: Due to my camera I have to take the pictures when it is getting evening, as than the colours appear on the camera screen as seen by my eys. But that is causing a darker picture. Taking pictures a bit earlier mostly gives too lightened pictures.

It is remarkable that paintings based on scetches are more lively than being based on photo's. Photo's do represent some statical view about nature which fails in a scetch as I do. Within a very few minutes people are changing their pose, so, execercising drawing lines is a necessatity. On the other hand, a photo can show some aspects which you can't get in life as, p.e., the eyes are constantly moving around just the way animals are looking around. See also

P.S. I always struggle with taking photo's due to not being able to make good pictures but also to the influence of light incidence onto the colours used. The camera doesn't show the light I see and when it is approximately good, the picture itself is always too dark