Portrait artist & painter Govert Muijs

To make a good portrait, I talk a lot with the client. Usually this happens at the location where the portrait will be hang. When I've gathered all the information I need, I will start sketching on canvas. When preparing for a portrait, the following things are important: size, color of the background, style and composition. It is also important to have good images wich i can use as a source. If not available, I'll take photos and / or make sketches during our meeting. For this people are welcome to visit my studio in the Netherlands to pose. After that the real work can begin.

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My paintings differentiate theirself by having the frame painted. It appears to be almost real and you can let people step from one painting into the other. The frame limits the Portrait, the subject wants to break through this limitation. This results in 'life' being possible outside of the frame and in better contact with the public.

Also with my Murals you can see that the painted subjects make contact with the real world. By painting realistically the subject takes you along.

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References:

  • TV show RTL 4
  • Natuurmonumenten (nature trust fund Netherlands)
  • NOB (national broadcast)
  • Videoland Wageningen (video store)
  • Han Peekel Produkties (TV production copany)
  • Landbouw Hogeschool Wageningen (agricultural university)
  • Television programm 't Klokhuis (educational youth TV)
  • Television programm Memories
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