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Lydia van der Meer

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The subject is secondary, whether I paint a portrait, a landscape or a still life the light on the subject makes the image. That is the key to my work.

After that comes composition and color and then it is important to look closely, and see what an image consists of.

I learned how to look in my work as a photographer. I have been photographing for over 30 years, looking has become a second nature and I use this as a painter. I started painting 7 years ago, a totally different discipline than photography but there are also similarities such as composition and seeing.

The subject is secondary, whether I am painting a portrait, a landscape or a still life - the light on the subject makes the image. That is the key to my work.

One rule I take away from this is: Paint what you see, not what you know. That's especially about shapes.

My working method is to capture an image that I have already composed in my head, I can work on that for a very long time. When I start painting, there are surprising twists that inspire me so that it may turn out differently than initially planned.

Abstract parts when you zoom in on a painting only take on a recognizable form when you step back, I find that fascinating in painting and like to use it in my work.

Works of 

Lydia van der Meer

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