Paintings

It was chiefly through his paintings that Co Westerik made his name. His output is small, just three or four a year. He bases his paintings on a preliminary ‘idea sketch’: small drawings – some measuring just a few centimetres – in which he sets down flashes of inspiration and situations with the potential to become a painting. Having chosen one of these sketches, Westerik begins by deciding the dimensions before precisely transferring the enlarged idea sketch to his canvas or panel. He then applies the imprimatura or underpainting in tempera, over which he paints in oils and/or alkyds.

odorous flower

2016
tempera alkyd oilpaint on canvas
650 x 860mm
artist

Ringfinger in landscape

2015
alkyd and oil on panel
610 x 800mm
Private collection

Pensive woman

2015
tempera alkyd oil on canvas on panel
500 x 650mm
private collection

birth

2015
tempera alkyd and oil on canvas
700 x 900mm

Consolation

2014
tempera alkyd oil on linen
550 x 750mm
private collection

woman with open mouth

2014
tempera alkyd and oil on canvas
750 x 900mm

Touching a butterfly

2013
tempera alkyd oil on canvas
700 x 820mm
private collection

Taking back out of the ground

2012
tempera, alkyd and oil paint on canvas on panel
430 x 450mm
private collection

Handkiss and leaves

2012
tempera alkyd oil on canvas
950 x 1150mm

seven grasses

2011
tempera, alkyd and oil paint on panel
380 x 500mm

Finger between grasses

2010
tempera alkyd oil on canvas
700 x 930mm
private collection

Amazement

2009
tempera, alkyd and oil paint on panel
560 x 750mm
collection de Heus - Zomer

Angel above landscape

2008
tempera alkyd oil on panel
530 x 820mm

Biscuit in the tea (2)

2007
oil paint, tempera and alkyd on canvas
830 x 1050mm
collection H.D.Melchers

Woman with mask

2004
oil paint, tempera and alkyd on canvas
600 x 800mm
collection Mineta Contemporary Brussel

Dream

2003
tempera alkyd oil on panel
500 x 650mm
Bouwfonds Kunstcollectie

Hand with child

1999
tempera alkyd oil on panel
600 x 750mm
private collection

Woman with leaves

1997
tempera, oil paint and alkyd on panel
730 x 655mm
collection de Heus - Zomer

Wet fingers

1995
tempera alkyd oil on canvas
750 x 900mm
Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem

Woman on bed

1994
tempera, alkyd and oil paint on canvas
1195 x 1475mm

Nocturnal scene with arm and hand

1992
tempera alkyd oil on panel
361 x 288mm

Meat 1

1991
tempera alkyd oil on canvas
810 x 1200mm
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Man with sick dog

1990
tempera alkyd oil on canvas
750 x 1000mm
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Picking a plant (1)

1987
oil paint and tempera on canvas
1000 x 1200mm

Self-portrait with open mouth

1985
oil paint on panel
335 x 280mm

Lower torso

1982
oil paint and tempera on canvas
1200 x 1700mm

No blood on your plate (1)

1978
oil paint and tempera on canvas
750 x 900mm

Figuration in plant outdoors

1974
tempera acryl oilpaint op panel
305 x 265mm
private collection

Gramophone player

1971
Gramophone player
1110 x 1455mm

Sunbather

1967
oil paint and tempera on panel
600 x 735mm

Embrace

1965
oil paint and tempera on canvas
500 x 600mm

Schoolmaster with child

1961
oil paint and tempera on canvas
885 x 1100mm

Summer scene 1 (Girl with ants)

1953
oil paint and tempera on panel
500 x 600mm

Boy with bicycle

1950
oil paint and tempera on canvas
850 x 1110mm

Hand shadow and grass

2016
tempera alkyd oil on canvas
750 x 900mm
artist

Cardplayer

2015
tempera alkyd oilpaint on canvas
850 x 1000mm

Handkiss with green background

2015
tempera alkyd oil on canvas
950 x 1150mm

fingers and syrop

2015
tempera alkyd and oil on canvas
960 x 1120mm

Doctor and patiente

2014
tempera alkyd oil on canvas
1000 x 1250mm

handkiss with white background

2014
tempera alkyd and oil on canvas
950 x 1150mm

Mother and child

2013
tempera alkyd oil on canvas
600 x 820mm
private collection

Artist and Muse

2012
tempera alkyd oilpaint
500 x 640mm
private collection

Meat 2

2011
oil paint, tempera and alkyd on panel
410 x 600mm

Released petal with lipstick

2011
temper alkyd oilpaint on panel
500 x 640mm
private collection

Birth 2

2009
tempera, alkyd and oil paint on panel
600 x 850mm
private collection

Asphalt layer

2009
tempera, alkyd and oil paint on panel
400 x 500mm
private collection

Hand above torso

2007
tempera, alkyd and oil paint on panel
550 x 750mm
collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam

Hand and earth

2006
tempera, oil paint and alkyd on panel
400 x 600mm
collection de Jong & van Meijgaarden

Curtains, looking outside

2003
tempera alkyd oil on canvas
870 x 1060mm
privat collection

Spat-on plant

2002
tempera, oil paint and alkyd on panel
500 x 650mm

Loving caress

1998
oil paint and alkyd on canvas
795 x 1000mm
private collection

Starry night

1996
tempera, oil paint and alkyd on panel
600 x 750mm
collection Bouwfonds Kunststichting

Leaf with drop of water and lightrays (1)

1994
oil paint and tempera on canvas on panel
650 x 850mm
private collection

1994

305 x 365mm

Spring, woman by a tree

1992
tempera, alkyd and oil paint on canvas
1000 x 730mm
collection Museum Van Bommel Van Dam Venlo

Foot

1990
oil paint, tempera, and alkyd on canvas
650 x 810mm

Man in bath

1988
oil paint and tempera on panel
600 x 750mm

Bor I.M.

1986
tempera, oilpaint on canvas
8750 x 930mm
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Hand kiss (1)

1984
oil paint and tempera on panel
750 x 750mm

Descent in broad daylight (4)

1981
tempera oil paint on panel
490 x 750mm
private collection

Man with visible breath

1977
oil paint and tempera on panel
600 x 750mm

Cut by grass (4)

1974
oil paint and tempera on panel
600 x 750mm

Cut by grass (2)

1971
oil paint and tempera on canvas
350 x 450mm

Cut by grass (1)

1966
oil paint and tempera on panel
600 x 750mm

Finger pointing

1963
oil paint and tempera on panel
600 x 750mm

Man and woman quarrelling

1960
oil paint and tempera on panel
59 x 725mm

Bus in the evening

1952
tempera and oil on canvas
505 x 605mm
collection Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Chamber event

2016
tempera alkyd oil on canvas
730 x 957mm
artist

Draftsman

2015
tempera alkyd oilpaint on panel
415 x 610mm

Injured foot

2015
tempera alkyd oil on canvas
800 x 1000mm

Biscuit in tea 3

2014
tempera alkyd oil on canvas
730 x 950mm
Collection VandenBroek Foundation

Banks with grasses

2014
tempera alkyd oil on panel
300 x 410mm

Portrait of a young woman

2013
tempera alkyd oilpaint on panel
600 x 750mm

Grasses and hand

2013
tempera alkyd oil on canvas on panel
450 x 600mm

The Buried

2012
tempera alkyd oil on panel
620 x 700mm
private collection

Nude with leaves

2011
tempera, alkyd and oil paint on canvas
890 x 650mm

Night scene

2010
tempera, alkyd and oil paint on canvas
750 x 950mm
Private Collection courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London

Landscape with clouds

2009
tempera, alkyd and oil paint on panel
400 x 520mm
private collection

Worry

2008
tempera, alkyd and oil paint on canvas on panel
650 x 800mm
private collection

Intense outside event

2007
oil paint, tempera and alkyd on canvas
650 x 750mm
collection Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen

Finger with splinter (1)

2006
oil paint, tempera and alkyd on panel
560 x 750mm
private collection

Mouth en forch

2003
tempera alkyd oil on canvas
880 x 1000mm
H.D.Melchers

Man with camera

1999
tempera alkyd oil on canvas
1100 x 1550mm

Soldier 2

1997
alkyd and oil paint on canvas
1050 x 1300mm
private collection

Variable weather conditions

1996
tempera, oil paint and alkyd on panel
600 x 750mm
collection Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen

Late summer's day

1994
tempera, alkyd and oil paint on canvas
650 x 800mm
collection ABN AMRO Kunststichting Amsterdam

Christine over the land

1993
tempera, alkyd and oil paint on canvas
600 x 750mm
private collection

Motherly protection in a landscape

1992
oil paint, tempera and alkyd on panel
490 x 650mm

Tulip

1990
tempera alkyd oilpaint on canvas
1020 x 1300mm
coll.de Heus Zomer

Girl looking outside

1988
oil paint and tempera on panel
1020 x 1300mm

Rifle and blood

1985
oil paint and tempera on canvas on panel
600 x 750mm

Neck massage

1983
tempera alkyd oil on canvas
1170 x 1400mm
Rijkscollectie

Descent in broad daylight (3)

1979
tempera, oilpaint on panel
500 x 600mm
collection Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Cut by grass (5)

1975
oil paint and tempera on panel
600 x 750mm

Descent in broad daylight (1)

1973
tempera oil paint on panel
350 x 450mm
collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

swimmer 5

1969
tempera and oil on canvas
685 x 855mm
collection de Heus - Zomer

Swimmer (3)

1966
oil paint and tempera on panel
370 x 485mm

Falling angel

1962
oil paint and tempera on panel
590 x 750mm
collection Becht

Man in the water, woman in a boat

1959
oil paint and tempera on canvas
118 x 1505mm

Woman in childbed

1952
oil paint and tempera on canvas
915 x 1085mm