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O oooh. It’s been way too long..

.. since the last time I wrote something. And this is just a quick note to say I’m still alive. And kicking :-). Lots of new plans, lots of hunger to make new things, but first I have to wrap up the old.
I’m behind schedule regarding my PC work. I didn’t finished my Artist Residency story yet, while even my expo is history. I’ve got lots of pictures and video’s to process, to show you what I’ve been working on.
So that’s my priority at this very moment, updating my portfolio. I also have a lot to tell about my coalpaint, I stopped sharing my story at the moment I started to make large paintings with it. But all I really really want to do… is to paint.
So stay tuned, I will be back soon with an updated portfolio. I hope ;-)

view expo Charbon de Beringen by An Vanderlinden in Casino Beringen, 2019

photo expo Charbon de Beringen by An Vanderlinden in Casino Beringen, 2019


Charbon de Beringen : Artist Residency in coal washing plant

You already knew that I make paint from coal, since you’re following this blog.
The end of march, I revealed that I’m working with local coal to make the darkest black paint.

But what I didn’t told you yet, is that I was preparing my Artist Residency at that time. For 4 months, I had the most beautiful, inspiring studio I can imaging.

Local TV station TVL came to pay me a visit

so did the internetgazet:

Both links are in Dutch, but you’ll get the picture.

My eternal thanks to be-MINE for giving me permission and their kind support,
and a very big thank you to all former miners who dug up this beautiful coal.


Best wishes!

Black / Best wishes for a Brilliant 2018! Have a happy and healthy New Year!

Used paints:
– base/background = regular paint for art (Golden Carbon Black matte Acrylics)
– black = AnV’s blackest coalpaint
– wishes for = Stuart Semple’s Black 2.0
– brilliant 2018 = AnV’s glossy coal


Black 2.0 is here! #ShareTheBlack

OK, I have to admit, I’ve got it a little bit longer then today :) but it’s only recently in the press (lots of Stuart Semple interviews), and I really didn’t had the time to write.
So it arrived, Black 2.0! Stuart Semple used the feedback he received from artists all over the world to improve his Black 1.0 beta, and came with a better, darker, blacker black.
It’s a pre-mixed bottle this time, and his mail said it’s the most pigmented, flattest, mattest, black acrylic paint in the world.
I did some tests the minute my package arrived: made it from the front door to my studio in 0.5 seconds ;-).

Black 2.0 versus Black 1 beta

No comprehensive report this time, instead I made a little movie about a black rabbit:

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