About the work
Sometimes you are lucky. I always wanted to paint a sea lighter than the sky. We rented a little beach house for my birthday weekend. Rain was coming!
Light sea was one of the three winners of the David Bellamy atmospheric landscapes painting competition organised by Painters Online. Light sea will be featured in athe october 2021 issue of the Leisure Painter magazine.
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About the artist
Marieke Ackerman has been drawing and painting since she was very young. She was inspired and encouraged to do so by her mother and grandfather. Marieke followed various painting courses at Doet Boersma, James Tatum and Roos Schuring.
Marieke finds her inspiration in nature. Her work covers a wide spectrum of landscapes. Marieke looks for light or beautiful colours to paint. In her paintings she tries to capture the essence and ambience of the location.
Marieke's painting style is loose and she paints with clear brushstrokes. Since Marieke started painting with oil paint, she paints her paintings wet in wet (alla prima). She loves painting en plein air (outdoors). Marieke likes to paint seascapes. It seems simple: you have sky, water, beach and sometimes people. But simple is not the same as easy. There are not many details to hide behind. Marieke also paints places in her surroundings. Marieke lives in Driebergen.