This is where the creating is taking place at the moment...we've not been in the studio so much while the weather's so cold but that doesn't stop the art. I start the paintings with a dip ink pen and then add the watercolour. These three little birdies are common here in Western Europe: a blue tit, a magpie and a robin. The blue tit is particularly tiny! They're already listed in my Etsy shop...
Thursday, 14 February 2013
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
my etsy shop...
Monday, 11 February 2013
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
This last week I've been working on these ink drawing and watercolour paintings. I use a dip pen which has a wonderfully sketchy quality on the watercolour paper I use. I also like to use a water soluble ink which mixes nicely with the watercolour paint when I apply it. These three pieces are already listed in my Etsy shop.
Friday, 25 January 2013
We're all set for the new art classes to begin in KunstCentrum Tholen (the art centre) ! We're starting in the week beginning 4th February.
Slijp uw penselen!
Alle schildercursussen starten in de week van 4 to 8 februari in KunstCentrum Tholen.
Voor meer informatie, zie www.atelier28.net of bel: 06 38904426
Thursday, 17 January 2013
These are a couple of very special etchings. They are both printed on beautiful handmade paper from Nepal which has a soft natural colour and structure. A friend of ours runs a charity in Nepal and makes yearly visits to Kathmandu. On her recent visit she brought me back a pack of fabulous paper. I featured the etchings themelves a while ago but I wanted to print these special editions because I think the etchings themselves fit well with the qualities of this paper. They are both here and here in my Etsy shop.
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Sometimes it feel like this, just about keeping your head above water. A few years ago I was on holiday in Sri Lanka with friends and I had a disposable underwater cameras. Following on from other similar pieces that I'd made of people underwater this is one of my latest oil paintings (18 x 24cm) inpsired by one of those photos. I love painting light underwater and reflections. It will be on display at the 'Kunstuitleen' in Terneuzen (near us here in Zeeland, the Netherlands) from the 3rd November to 22nd December in an exhibition for small art....
...along with this painting (80 x 80cm), a reflection of summer days along the sandy beaches of Zeeland, and 4 other pieces.