The plan was to update this site with the newest research starting from the first week of January, but before I could do that I needed to backup my pc as it has been acting up, and sort through thousands of files. That took somewhat longer than expected, especially as I took a break over the Christmas period. Today I am just going to give a little summary of ongoing activity.

Burgundian research

Burgundian research is going quite well. I have managed to find e-versions of a number of very interesting old books containing exactly the information I was looking for. Updates will be added here over time. Short versions and additional pictures can be found on my Instagram.

Reenactment

With the Covid restrictions this is suspended indefinitely. I don’t think a lot will happen this year. I expect we will be locked up even more in the coming weeks and months. It’s all getting very tedious and depressing.

House hunting

Not going well. With all the Covid restictions it is hard to find anything suitable. Travel over the border is getting more and more complicated. We are trying to get a viewing of a couple houses but do not have much hope of progessing with this soon. Our hopes were to have it round by now but it will be good if it’s before summer. It would be handy to have a larger workspace/studio when I’m done with my classes in June.

Painting

Working on my final project for my last year. Again, motivation is very low because classes keep getting suspended, with probably another shutdown soon. I used not to mind working at home, but now it’s the other way round. Being shut in the house almost 24/7, especially in winter, when it’s cold in most of the house and with not much daylight, sucks up the little energy I have left.

I am working on a series of paintings based on a set of medieval paintings but I can’t show any of it here. Here are a couple other paintings I amost finished yesterday. One is based on an old home movie, the other on a painting by Diego Velazquez. They were painted over old paintings and not intended as studies/exercises.