I hope to start painting soon!
There’s so much work going into my new watercolour. First I made several sketches, then
I traced those sketches into the painting I want to make. Next step was to transfer this drawing
to the panel I want to paint on. The lines that came from the tracing are very vague so now
I’m redrawing those lines.
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A few weeks ago I received a message from journalist and audiovisual program maker
Michael Minneboo if I wanted to be a guest in his live stream. To talk about (my) art and Dutch
comic publisher Juniorpress. Immediately I broke out in sweat! Live?! Stream?! 😅
After serious deliberation I said 'yes' and it turned out to be a very nice chat. 😊
To watch the chat just click the pic above and it will take you to the YouTube channel of
Michael Minneboo. All Dutch, sorry 😅
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Spring has truely sprung! There are blooming flowers everywhere, birds chattering and during
my walk I had to pay very close attention to the forest floor as not to trample any forest
dwellers like caterpillars, snails, slugs, beetles and this pair of mating flies.
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This is a forest diary entry that took me a long time and it had everything to do with the theme.
the scents magnificent. One is a promise of life and the other a promise of certain death.
For several years now, all that emerging life has also become a reminder of dying.
Today (April 17th) would have been my mom's birthday. In 2013, two days after her birthday,
she died of colon cancer. She thought she had a bad flu...
rein and whirled through the hole, whirring and tugging at the ragged edges. During that time I
did a lot of forest walks. Slowly I felt grounded again and at the same time I felt an enormous
connection to nature, to the earth. More than ever before I was aware of the cycle of life and
death, how one comes from the other and both can't exist without the other.
This awareness helped me to cope with the loss of my mom and also brought me back to an old
love, drawing nature. (Wilted-) flowers, insects, mushrooms, toads, birds. I have to draw the
overwhelming beauty of it all and share it.
during her birthday, is the cherry blossom, the Japanese 'sakura'.
Symbol for transience, symbol for life, both beautiful and short.
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