With the creation of a new painting, I often use an abstract theme as for example time, movement, reality versus illusion, a poem (het uur U) or an actuality (Tryptich "Our daily life"and The Imbalance between Science and Religion). I question myself what I want to say with the painting, and what kind of image, athmosphere and color will be most suitable. In other words, form always follows function. In my imagination I try different options, which can take weeks or even longer. This step from idea to image is the most difficult one for me, and I sometime write down what I want so say to make it myself easier. Whether I eventually succeeded is up to the visitors !