May 22, 20242 Comments

Fiesta In The Cherry Tree

Come with me to have a party in the cherry tree ! Take a look at the transformation from blossom to mature fruit.

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April 30, 20244 Comments

Unending Dream

A sunny, warm spring day. It is quiet in the forest, not a breath of wind, no one to be seen. As I walk deeper into the forest, the young greenery closes me off more and more from the busy world. I walk on slowly, as if in a dream...

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March 9, 2024No Comments

Creative Coaching Of Artists

Creative Coaching for Artists offers personalized guidance tailored to an artist's individual needs, using flexible communication methods like messenger and email. It's a mentorship that adapts to your schedule and intensity preference and is based not on a formal agreement but on trust and mutual understanding. This service provides actionable advice on presentation, social media usage, and professional development for a modest monthly fee, with the option of in-person workshops in Denmark.

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March 5, 2024No Comments

Inner Light

We all know that spring brings new life to the unfamiliar forest, no matter how dark it can be there. New life, nourishing for everything alive.

Yet there is a fear of entering that unknown, that darkness.
But knowing we need that renewal, I set out. Will you join me, come after me?

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December 31, 2022Comments are off for this post.

Kissing The Clouds

Morning glow
The sun kisses the clouds
Blinded by the eye

A beautiful autumn morning. The sun appears on the horizon, its warm light kisses the clouds above the fields in Kobberø, Thy region, North Jutland, Denmark.

'Kissing The Clouds' is a new artwork in my collection 'Wavy Fields’.

Kissing The Clouds - A beautiful autumn morning. The sun appears on the horizon, its warm light kisses the clouds above the fields. - Digital artwork by Jacob Berghoef
Kissing The Clouds - Digital artwork by Jacob Berghoef

General info on the artwork Kissing The Clouds

This is a digital artwork, printed with high-quality ink on museum-quality cotton paper (Hahnemühle Photo Rag® 308gsm). The work comes in a limited edition of 10, signed and with a certificate of authenticity.

For these artworks, I start with one or more photographs made by myself. I edit it in multiple process runs and in several layers by color manipulation and adding and editing multiple digital photographic effects. I do that until a surrealistic atmosphere is created that touches me and tells the story I want to tell.

The photograph(s) I begin with has/have an impressionistic, surrealistic or abstract realist style, which is the basis for all my work.

Prints are available, ask for a quote or contact me through a message. Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page

ALL WE NEED IS LESS CONSUMING

Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on your actions to support the wellbeing of the earth and everything that lives on it, on what humanity loses when many of us continue on the destructive path of ever more greed and consuming, on how you can survive in this rapidly changing world…

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Visit this website: https://www.footprintcalculator.org/home/en 

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May 29, 2022Comments are off for this post.

Voices In The Trees

Yesterday I climbed up the hill
But halfway there, the wind and fog made climbing hard
The grass slippery with moisture,
and smelling of spring
A song helped me to continue on my way
Once at the top I used the moss as a pillow
while the voices of the wind in the trees soothed me to sleep.

Last Thursday morning Anuscka and I were intensely enjoying our introduction to Vietnamese coffee. We only drink 1 cup of coffee a day, so when you taste a fantastically beautiful coffee for the first time, you enjoy it with very small sips.
When my cup was empty, I looked, as always, at the "markings" the coffee grounds had left on the bottom. 
I grind and brew my coffee by hand, pouring it through a metal mesh filter, so there is always some sediment in there. Mmmmmm.... 🙂

The 'drawing' I saw fascinated me, and inspired me to create this artwork.

Inspiration

It is a great pleasure to mention here the 3 inspiring women who, without knowing it, participated in this creation. If you don't know them yet, visit their profile on LinkedIn and read what inspires them. Very worthwhile !

Niloofar mahafel, a wonderful painter from Iran, who trusts me to be her representative AND sent me many photos of the wonderful Iranian landscape. They are a huge inspiration ! No doubt she will recognize the picture of one of her beautiful landscapes in this artwork.

Daphne Nguyen, she introduced me to the coffee coming from her company's coffee farms in Vietnam. Anuscka and I love this coffee, the passion she and her colleagues have for coffee and the enormous commitment to the coffee farmers. I'm sure she never expected that her coffee would become the basis for an artwork...

Karina Mosser, a wonderful painter and a great person to work with. Recently she made a series of abstracts for me to use as background for my digital creations. Through a green abstract painting of hers, I managed to create a work that brings together Iran and Vietnam as a landscape for my "coffee tree".

Voices In The Trees - ...Once at the top of the hill I used the moss as a pillow, while the voices of the wind in the trees soothed me to sleep. - Digital artwork by Jacob Berghoef
Voices In The Trees

Prints are available, ask for a quote or contact me through a message. Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page.

Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on what we lose when we continue on the destructive path of ever more…

December 25, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Frozen Sunrise

My wife Anuscka and I do not celebrate Christmas.
So my wish for all of you is somewhat different from the traditional Christmas greeting:

I wish you silent days, with a light in your heart for the earth, for nature and for all the needy people.

Whatever you celebrate today, make it a beautiful, colorful day, and take a moment to think and care about all that is vulnerable and needy on this earth.

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Frozen Sunrise - The sun rises over e snowy forest. Whatever you celebrate today, make it a beautiful, colorful day, and take a moment to think and care about all who/what are/is vulnerable and needy on this earth. - Impressionistic digital art by Jacob Berghoef
Frozen Sunrise

'Frozen Sunrise' is a new digital artwork in my collection 'Secret Places'.

Prints are available, ask for a quote or contact me through a message.

Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on what we lose when we continue on the road of 'never enough'.

November 11, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Featured on Saatchi Art: Stormy Sea

My artwork Stormy Sea is featured in Saatchi Art's New This Week 11-09-2020. See the links below the image.

An autumn walk on the beach of Schiermonnikoog, one of the Wadden Islands on the north coast of the Netherlands. The weather is stormy, the waves break with large foam heads.

Stormy Sea - Impressionistic fine art seascape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Stormy Sea

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November 3, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Featured on Saatchi Art: Autumn Sea

My artwork Autumn Sea is featured in Saatchi Art's New This Week 11-02-2020. See the links below the image.

An autumn walk on the beach of Schiermonnikoog, one of the Wadden Islands on the north coast of the Netherlands. The weather is stormy, the waves break with large foam heads.

Autumn Sea - Impressionistic fine art seascape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Autumn Sea

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November 3, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Autumn Sunset (9)

The last autumn sunset artwork in this series. The wind is strong, clouds drift quickly along the sky, rushing to catch the last rays of light.

Sunset over the dunes along the North Sea and the bay Krik Vig, part of the Limfjord. I made this photo standing in the fields near the hamlet where I live.

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Autumn Sunset (9) - Abstract expressionistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Autumn Sunset (9)

'Autumn Sunset (8)' is a photo in the collection 'Evening Falls', prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

October 27, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Autumn Sunset (8)

The sun has set, the water of the fjord rapidly takes on the cold color of the night. Thin cloud veils seem to swallow up the colors of the sunset, until it's dark.

Sunset over the dunes along the North Sea and the bay Krik Vig, part of the Limfjord.

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Autumn Sunset (8) - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Autumn Sunset (8)

'Autumn Sunset (8)' is a photo in the collection 'Evening Falls', prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page.

October 25, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Autumn Morning

Lost in the soft voices of the wind
as I wander through the fields
into the colors of this autumn morning

On a beautiful morning I wandered through the fields along the bay Krik Vig, part of the Limfjord. Except for the rustling of the wind and a single bird, it's quiet…

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Autumn Morning - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Autumn Morning

'Autumn Morning' is a photo in the collection 'Wavy Fields', prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio and at the artwork page.

October 18, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Where The Green Ants Dream

"You white men are lost. You don't understand the land. Too many silly questions.
Your presence on this earth will come to an end.
You have no sense. No purpose. No direction."

Where The Green Ants Dream (1984, Werner Herzog), Quote: Miliritbi (played by Wandjuk Marika)

Associating is a strange phenomenon. Sometimes a line from a song or poem comes straight into my mind when I see a photo I've made.
When my wife saw this photo yesterday, that I had made half an hour before, the first thing she said was: 'Where The Green Ants Dream'.

Images of that movie immediately came to my mind, and although this photo has no direct relationship to it, the title stuck in my head for this photo.

It fits perfectly for me...

Where The Green Ants Dream - Abstract realistic fine art photography by Jacob Berghoef

'Where The Green Ants Dream' is a new photo in the collection 'Secret Places'.

Prints available in the collection 'Secret Places' ( my Abstract realistic forestscape photography collection at Saatchi Art)

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