Oil on canvas:
w-h: 24 cm x 18 cm

Oil on Canvas

Charlotte Houwing paints in a traditional oil painting technique. She is fascinated by some of the old masters, like Rembrandt: “The way he created some seemingly intricate and incredibly realistic imagery by a perfect control of his loose brushstrokes…” That`s what I`m looking for ".

Detail

By using lighting Charlotte tries to catch the essence
of the moment. Parts of the painting are left quite rough, sometimes hardly more than the underpainting, while other parts are worked out in detail.

Oil on canvas:
w-h: 60 cm x 50 cm 

Oil on canvas:
w-h: 54 cm x 46 cm including frame

Oil on canvas:
w-h: 42 cm x 36 cm including frame

Oil on canvas:
w-h: 24 cm x 18 cm
42 x 36 including frame

Oil on canvas:
w-h: 71 cm x 52 cm
Oil on canvas:
W-h: 60 cm x 80 cm

During recent years, she has focused on developing her autonomous work.

Her painting style is a combination of rough and detailed. Lighting plays a crucial role in her work; it is used as an instrument to create atmosphere.

Oil on canvas:
W-h: 70 cm x 100 cm

Handing a key to the viewer

Choosing the placement of the lightsource plays an important role in her work

“the light source is usually out of view and whatever catches the subject`s attention is left to the imagination of the viewer”

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