When Mickey Paulssen took the photo, she thought of Rembrandt: the colours, the Clair obscure. For example, how would he have dealt with the light of a cell phone? After all, it is so different from the glow of a candle or oil lamp.
Making the painting “Robin” in itself was, therefore, quite a challenge. Rembrandt was always thinking about this. Like a master who watched. She mixed the colours looking at his palette. She solved the difficulties she encountered with him in mind. This resulted in Robin oil on canvas.
Robin oil on canvas.
She is happy with the result. It turned out exactly as she had expected. The resulting artwork is also a challenge in itself. It forces her to raise the bar and to make even more beautiful works of art. Rembrandt will always be in her mind here too. How she would have liked that man as a master!
Mickey Paulssen followed the studio nude and realism at the Academy for Visual Arts Genk. She got lessons in abstract and realism there. Of course painting, drawing and etching were the main subjects. Art history formed the foundation of all this. She trained herself in making portraits. Realism was always her starting point. In traditional art as in aquascaping well.
She trained herself in all methods to shape on the flat surface. Paintings make them realistic and sometimes with a lot of imagination. With her drawings, she faithfully depicts the beauty of man. She does the same with Nishikigoi, the Japanese ornamental carp. She uses pastel to put her feelings on paper in an abstract way. With her etching, she makes a beautiful work of art with the power of acid and needle. Read furtherhere