The Sweet Struggle

Young Ballerinas

Sunken City


Red Women

Ornamental Shapes



This powerful ballerina strolls through the room with her skirt, floating like in a dream flight. The translucent fabric dances with her. She does not wear pointed shoes and her bare feet look battered and injured. During the dance, however, she is so ecstatic that she feels nothing but euphoria and passion for ballet. The background seems to dance with her in muted colors; the trail of her skirt hits the ground while her hair frees itself from a bun and blends into the background. She dances full of passion and in control with her body and mind, her muscles tense.
Format: 122 x 103 cm - Date 15 - 2019.

Sold and than?

Do you like this painting of  "Passion!"? I can make a new one in the same atmosphere. It is never exactly the same because that is not my style, Every painting is unique and different.

The sweet struggle  (Sold)

This meter-sized painting is the symbolic story of the sweet minneck struggle. Man and woman form a unity and tension in the struggle of wanting to be together and loose. These angels form water and fire, ascend and come together again in a sweet battle. The paint is thick on the wood and the colors are bright. A powerful flaming expression.

I made the left part 'the woman' before and only a few years later the man followed; the idea came together like a puzzle piece.
Format 244 x 104 cm - Date: 05-2013.

Sold and than?

Do you like this painting of The sweet fight? I can make a new one in the same atmosphere. It is never exactly the same because that is not my style, Every painting is unique and different.

Joung ballerinas

'The American dream' was still alive in the 1950s with these young ballerinas. They were chosen to become big and lived their dream. Looking over New York in the fog, but this fog pulls up in their imagination and they only see the romance, the glamor and they want to shine in the lead. Which only a few strokes. One ballerina faces the viewer and even looks beyond that, is out of the imagination of what "may come", she is non-dual in the here and now.
Size 140 x 122 cm - Date: 02-2014.

price excluding shipping costs: €  2.620,00
price including shipping?

Sunken city

The nymph winding under water visits a sunken city. Realism and surrealism go hand in hand. This two-meter painting originated from studies with a model and photos. The posture is virtually impossible but therefore exciting. I further distorted the shape proportions of the body. The angular shapes of Art Deco in the background are softened by making curl shapes in the wood. This reinforces the winding shape of the body, a body made entirely of dots and short stripes. Over 80 layers of superimposed layers have been used, as a result of which the body changes color under different light conditions.

The painting has been made with large intermediate ends and has been standing still for a year to mature in my head.

The skin is like a mirror and I have literally reinforced this in this. Sometimes it colors pink, sometimes green and sometimes yellow again, but it always keeps the character of skin. The tension is in her hands, toes and her face that falls completely in the shade. This painting comes out best on a large and high wall.
Format: 140 x 200 cm. - Date: 01-2013.

price excluding shipping costs: €  3.400,00
price including shipping?


Like a phoenix, this woman rises from the earth with her feather headdress. This work is inspired by the carnival, the start of the spring celebration in Rio de Janeiro. The queen (La Reina) shows off her decorated body. The feathers are curls attached to her back to accentuate the beautiful curve of her back. The 'strings' around her body emphasize her curves. Her skin is painted with stripes that reinforce the lines. Everything literally moves and dances along in this more than two meter high work.

Technical details: this pose has been chosen from many sketches with a model, everything else is fantasy, painted by heart and above all from the heart.
Format: 116 x 225 cm - Date: 08-1998.

price excluding shipping costs: €  2.557,50
price including shipping?

Red women

This ode to the woman in her splendor and power forms a rich interplay of rough regions, stylishly displayed in the red of love. She is also a symbol of freedom and independence and proudly flaunts who she is. Her face is not visible, so that the viewer can think of it.

This painting originated from many sketches with a model. It is largely shaped with a palette knife, the paint is thick on it. This painting is made on canvas.
Format: 70 x 100 cm - Date: 06-2001.

price excluding shipping costs: €  1.275,00
price including shipping?

Ornamental Shapes

These intuitively created forms are carved from 4 mm wood. In a play of thick layers of paint, splashed and painted with palette knife and brush, in bright colors, layer by layer.

These decorative elements give color to the house or space. The shapes are set per 2 on a dark brown standard and bend forward a little, making it look like some sort of huge plant.
Size around 200 x 40 cm - Date 12 - 2002.

price excluding shipping costs: €  1.095,00
price including shipping?


The eternal struggle of love of attraction and rejection between two lovers. Vulnerability, emotions and desires arise in that struggle or game, but also the dark side to reveal deep fears and hidden memories. The tango vigorously visualizes this sweet fight in this macho and macha * dance. (* feminine variety of macho).
Size 50 x 60 cm - Date: 09-2020.

price: €  675.00
Add to schopping carT

© Paintings with a story

Do you like my paintings?

I like to hear it. Mail me.
Do you want to get in touch with me immediately?
Give me a call: +31 6-18169629


Fer Overdijk

At Gallery:
Westzeedijk 577 - 599
3024 EL Rotterdam
The Netherlands
P: +31 6-18169629

Chooce your painting from this page
Marilyn Monroe
Johnnie Cash
Bob Dylan
Miles Davis
Chet Baker
Thelonious Monk
Charlie Parker
Billie Hliday
Ella Fitzgerald
John Coltrane
Keith Jarrettt
Aritha Franklin
Chick Corea
Beyoncé Knowles
Louis Armstrong
Bill Evans
Cornelis Vreeswijk
Nat King Cole
Just Friends
Chet & Halema
John & Alice
The Sweet Struggle
Young Ballerinas
Sunken City
Red `Woman
Ornamental Shapes
Mauro & Tadeo
David & Isabella
Father & SUn