Ben Lustenhouwer: His Views On Oil Painting Portraiture
Ben Lustenhouwer was born in Soest, The Netherlands in 1951. He is a dutch portrait painter and has been praised for his abilities to capture the liveliness of expression within his models.
He was trained in the tradition of the Dutch masters and so continued this excellence into his own paintings to create some absolutely stunning portraiture. He places heavy emphasis on not over complicating his paintings with the likes of overly powerful directional light and instead prefers to work from a photo as that is a split second in time where that person has cherished.
This is an enlightening look into an influential European artist and his refreshing outlook on life is nothing short of inspirational. I thoroughly enjoyed this short video and it opened my eyes to how all artists have their own personalised account on how to create their works of art.