Uitnodiging Open Ateliers Amsterdam Noord (OAN)

As much as we would like to have an OAN, it is now not responsible to get people together. With dismay and with a heavy heart, because we have literally been busy with the preparations for a year, we now make this sensible decision. The COVID-19 crisis offers us no other option than to postpone Open Ateliers Amsterdam Noord for the second time. We are not setting a date yet, because we first have to wait and see how quickly the current measures will lead to a situation where that is possible again. =========== Open Ateliers Amsterdam Noord is een …

#istandwithakwasi

Ik word zo mismoedig van deze maatschappij waarin we geen oog hebben voor de ander en alleen maar gaan voor ons eigen gewin. Ik huil om de hardheid waarmee mensen met een goed hart en goede bedoelingen worden neergesabeld. Ik treur om de onnozele en kortzichtige reacties van mensen die halsstarrig proberen te voorkomen dat onze maatschappij een SAMENleving wordt.  Voor het AD Magazine maakte ik een portret van de altijd sympathieke Akwasi. Het zou een mooi interview worden waarin Akwasi vertelt over zijn ouders, de plaats waar hij opgroeide en hoe cruciale ­gebeurtenissen in zijn leven bepalen wie hij …

Summer studio ’20

Voor wie een origineel vakantie uitje zoekt… ik heb een hele leuke aanbieding! Hoewel ik normaal gesproken geen particuliere fotoshoots doe, heb ik nu iets bijzonders bedacht. Voor de thuisblijvers onder ons organiseer ik zeer betaalbare fotoshoots met na afloop een ‘private viewing’ in mijn atelier. Voor het zomerse bedrag van €150 incl. BTW kun je een digitaal zwart/wit portret laten maken in mijn studio/atelier in Amsterdam Noord. Na afloop van de shoot is er tijd voor een private viewing in mijn atelier en vertel ik je over mijn kunstprojecten (fotografie en schilderkunst). Een week na de shoot ontvang je een …

Signora de ‘El Rosario’

El Rosario is a neighborhood in Spanish Andalusia, near the house of friends that we frequently visited. The Spanish signoras I spotted in the neighborhood inspired me to make this painting/tapestry of 1 by 1,5 meters. I made a little sketch during my holidays and later, back home in my atelier, I made this artwork. You can either hang it like it is on your walls or frame it. More info about this work and others: app or mail me at info@jitskeschols.com or visit my webshop for paintings.

Tafeldame

I guess I had a little more time during corona weeks and used it to paint, paint, paint. Some of the results can be found on my website. The latest painting I made is called ‘Tafeldame’. Before I start painting I often make a sketch of the work I want to make. Once the sketch is finished I start painting. I prefer painting while listening to a good book, in this case it was Arnon Grunberg. Once the artwork is finished I sign the work and hang it in my atelier for a while. Some of the works will be …

Portrait of Augusta Curiel

Augusta Curiel (1873-1937) was a Surinamese photographer. At the age of 31 she set up her first studio together with her younger sister Anna, who helped her with everything around the photography. They were known as “The Sisters’ or ‘The Curiel Ladies’. Curiel was not the first woman to take up photography in colonial Suriname, but she was the first person ever in Suriname to receive an official appointment by queen Wilhelmina. In 1929 she was proudly appointed ‘court photographer’. The sisters became the most famous photographers at the time.  Augusta Curiel always worked on commission. There was a wide …

AUCTION OF PAINTING SAAR DE SWART

This week my painting ‘Portrait of Saar de Swart’ is auctioned in my auction house online. I made this painting in a series of portraits of forgotten women. Saar de Swart (1861-1951) was a Dutch sculptor.  DETAILSAcrylic on cotton boardEdition: uniqueSize painting: 30×40 cmYear of production: 2020Signed and provided with a certificate of authentification.Shipping: Pick up by appointment at the artist’s atelier in Amsterdam.Auction ending On: 27 June 2020 12:00 pm Paintings are unframed unless otherwise stated. By placing a bid you are obliged to purchase the object if you win. I cannot remove your bid. So before you place a …

SO Award Show

I am so very much excited being nominated for the SO Awards this year and this evening (Friday June 12) at 8.30 pm the online award show of SO 2020 will be accessible via a livestream link. The winners of the SO 2020 Student Award, the SO 2020 Award and the DuPho Members Choice – supported by Sony will be announced this evening. Andrea van Pol is the host and will be connected live from the Compagnietheater in Amsterdam via Zoom with all nominees at home. Join the livestream via Dupho’s YouTube channel at 20.30https://youtu.be/-jXG48camm8 Date: June 12, 2020Time: 20:30 …

Special editions in times of corona

To bring some positivity in these difficult times of Corona my gallery is temporarily offering very attractive special editions for only € 150,- including VAT and shipping. You receive a photograph for a unique price. This way you support the artist and the gallery, so that we can continue to create our projects, artworks and exhibitions. This week she presents a work of mine. As a portrait photographer I was looking for possibilities to portray people in a safe way during these Corona times and instantly thought of FaceTime. One of the things I love about doing photoshoots this way …

New auctions online

During these quarantine weeks I auction two of my sketchbook drawings each week. Just for fun! And today I have posted two new ones. Please note that the drawings are unframed unless otherwise stated. Have a look & a bid!