lasomme

Workshop La Somme – France

Monday 15 may till friday 19 may in Manor “le Thurel” 4 nights : 15 till 18 may Internship on tuesday 16, wednesday 17, thursday 18 en friday 19 may from 10 till 5pm We’ll be painting close to Crotoy on the Somme and the vicinity of Rue Book here • Van […]

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Ode to Andrew Wyeth

Ode to Andrew Wyeth

An ode to a great watercolourist Andrew Wyeth. In the background a copy of one of his works. In the foreground a striking figure. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed painting this as precisely as possible. Een ode aan mijn meest gewaardeerde aquarellist Andrew Wyeth. Op de achtergrond een copie van een van […]

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catalogue

Catalog – Watercolors

Poetry of water and light… Colors of water, so unique in there transparency, the flowing glow and above all the purity. Take a dive into the coloured world of Xavier Swolfs… These are a few sample pages of the catalog :

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Haven in Biarritz.
Port à Biarritz.
Cardboard 1200g - Ft. 76x56cm

Figurative image

I decided to change this image more figuratively. This is a clear example of going in different directions with an image to create a totally different aspect. The colour range hasn’t changed. Om dit beeld niet te veranderen besloot ik om dit te hernemen en deze meer figuratief uit te […]

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Terschelling

Terschelling

I won first price “Award” in IWS Canada, Vancouver with this painting. It was painted in Terschelling – Holland during a multi-day workshop. A flat-bottomed vessel waiting for high-tide to return to the sea. My fascination for this image is the reflection on the beach. It has driven me to […]

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Press header

Press

Throughout the years, my watercolor paintings have often been published in magazine articles and art books. Some of which you’ll find here… Click on the thumbnails to view the different PDFs.        

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Biarritz

Biarritz

I started with a quick sketch in the harbour of Biarritz and found it quite sufficient. A year later it still stands. I think I’ll leave it this way. In de haven van Biarritz heb ik deze aquarel aangezet in een snelle schets en ingezien dat dit voldoende was. Een […]

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