Jos Kivits

Jos Kivits
56 artworks

Queensland, Gold Coast, Australia
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About twenty years ago at an auction in Sydney, there was a large and heavy early 18th Century baroque frame with a broken mirror in it. The mirror was a more recent addition and the overall
weight must have caused the whole thing to fall off the wall. I could not resist this opportunity
after years of regret at having refused a magnificent frame while in the Netherlands from the
hunting pavilion of Queen Wilhelmina. Some restoration was needed as it was ornately created from nearly 300 year old plaster, but with a little time, patience and money we brought back some of its former glory. As we worked on the frame, I started to make sketches and designed a composition which would complement its characteristic and also highlight where I was at in my career. I am extremely happy with the painting and it has hung for years in one of our biggest rooms. It is definitely the family favorite but we now all agree it’s time to see if anyone else has the room to be its custodian.

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Oil - on masonite #1555

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Landscape Art, Still Life Art

Jos Kivits

Jos Kivits
56 artworks

Queensland, Gold Coast, Australia
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(CreativeWork) Tweed valley, homestread with cows, NSW by Jos Kivits. Oil Paint. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) “ Table with grapes, some on watermelon and other fruits.”                                         by Jos Kivits. Oil Paint. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) "Old lady in potato patch" - Framed ready to hang by Jos Kivits. Oil Paint. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) "The giant dahlia and other flowers with some fruit and a birds nest" - Framed ready to hang by Jos Kivits. Oil Paint. Shop online at Bluethumb.
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