Conny Ostendorf, professional artist



Education: Amsterdamse Academie voor Beeldende Vorming

Motivation: Through my paintings I intend to show my emotions to the observer. 

Applied techniques:

Combined Techniques, Aquarelle, Gouache, Oils Paintings and Drawings. In case of combined techniques, oil-painted monoprints are teared or cut in fragments, collageted in various layers and subsequently painted with oil paint after which graphical elements are introduced with crayon. The resulting compositions suggest a spacial reality inviting the observer to give his or her own interpretation.

I use charcoal and/or red crayon for my drawings. One of my themes was expressing dansers of the ballet of "Le Sacre du Printemps" (Igor Strawinsky). Moving dansers were drawn in red earth colours to symbolize the sacrifice to Mother Earth.

Webshop for my paintings: http://conny-ostendorf.exto.nl/kunstkopen.html

Summer workshops:  "Painting alongside the river Amstel". These are 3-days workshops presented in and around my old farm, situated on the border of the river Amstel.