Welcome to my blog! Here you can find info about my art and the classes that I offer.
About 25 years ago I was going through a rough time and I was staying with a friend who lend me Frida Kahlo's biography...
I love working with charcoal! I've been trying out some new techniques and having a great time drawing again! 🙂
I have made my mini lesson for Let's Face It 2018. It was so much fun to do! This lesson is inpired by the Dutch-French artist Kees van Dongen, who used...
I've just finished drawing this pastel portrait, my first portrait of this year.
Here's a little sneak peek of my lesson for Life Book 2018
Oh my, I had to re-record my lesson for Life Book 2018 because something went wrong with the camera
This week is the last possibility to take advantage of the early bird price for Let's Face It 2018, the year-long mixed media portrait course!
Drawing in the Soul celebrates its one year anniversary and is now available as a self-paced class. With a special discount price until Sunday!
I have been filming my lesson for Life Book 2018!
It's just one more week until the start of 21 SECRETS — Tell Your Story and now you can win ONE FREE SPOT in this amazing online class! 🙂
Come and join me for Let's Face It 2018, a year-long mixed media portrait course. Registration is now open!
No more secrets! Finally I can share the news: I will be teaching in 21 SECRETS – Tell Your Story, the online art course hosted by Connie Solera. 🙂
Yayy! Life Book 2018 is now open for registration! 🙂
So happy to announce that I'll be teaching in Let's Face It 2018, the year-long portrait course hosted by Kara Bullock.
My texture journey continues! I am doing lots of experiments with texture and how to combine it with figurative work. Exciting and challenging to do! I really love the sense of
I have been experimenting with texture in my portraits lately. I love the effect of the texture, which creates depth and interest.
The texture in this portrait reminded me of scars.
Super excited to announce that I'll be a guest teacher in Life Book 2018, a year-long mixed media art class organised by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts!
I have been experimenting with charcoal and texture. Loved doing this! I've also really tried to work loose and free, which also fairly inevitable when you're drawing on top of
Another drawing of children, just like the one I posted previously.
Again, such a challenge but so much fun as well! Each time I look at them they make me giggle.
I have been drawing children lately! And then mainly happy children, in situations that make me smile.
This is new to me – both to draw children and drawing them with
This is a short sneak peek video of one of the lessons in Drawing in the Soul. I'm so excited to start this course again for the third time! 🙂
I have been editing my mini lesson for Let's Face It 2017! In this short lesson I'll show you how I created this charcoal portrait. So much fun to make!!
Charcoal is and remains one of my most favorite drawing media! It's so versatile and can be used for both expressive and subtle, detailed work.
This portrait was made with regular
So proud of my students of Drawing in the Soul!! 🙂 This is a sample of students' work of week 2, where we created a charcoal portrait from start to
Finally, after a very busy period, I had the time and energy to do some drawing again. 🙂 And yes, then I do grab one of my favorite supplies:
Wow, Drawing in the Soul March is now sold out! I can't wait to start our 12 weeks adventure in portrait drawing with this new group. There are people from
Drawing in the Soul March is filling up quickly! Last month I had opened up extra places for Drawing in the Soul and now the course is almost full.
The door is open, the coffee is ready, let’s hang out together and make art! Juna Biagioni’s Art Atelier is a new Facebook group for art lovers & creatives all
Would you like to learn how to draw and paint faces in the new year? The next round of my portrait course Drawing in the Soul which starts March 20,
Wow, the past few weeks have been crazy busy here! My mixed media portrait course Drawing in the Soul has started and is a huge success, and now I've just
Drawing in the Soul October 2016 has started today, yayyy!!! I'm super excited and so happy that it's finally here!! 🙂
This current round of Drawing in the Soul sold out
Keeping it loose! This mixed media portrait is based on collage with gelli prints. It’s a test piece for a bonus lesson in my upcoming portrait course...
I'm incredibly happy, excited, a little nervous, but mostly just so enormously thrilled and elated to finally (finally!!) be able to announce that Drawing in the Soul will start October
Module 3 of my upcoming portrait course Drawing in the Soul will be all about color! This portrait is a study for one of the lessons in the course, so
I have been working on some study pieces for a new lesson in my upcoming portrait course Drawing in the Soul. Didn't film this lesson yet, but it's going to
The preparations for my upcoming portrait course Drawing in the Soul are continuing. Today I have recorded the making of this pastel portrait, which will be one of the bonus
Finished recording a new lesson for my upcoming portrait course Drawing in the Soul, yay! 🙂
This pastel portrait is one of the main projects that we're going to do in
I haven't been online much lately. Only every now and then I am active on my blog and social media.
It's all for a good reason though, because behind the scenes
I'm honored to have been interviewed by the lovely Sue Lazar Nelson from the website Irreversibly Moi! 🙂
Sue organizes lots of art related activities, such as interesting articles and fun
I have been working on my upcoming portrait course Drawing in the Soul. This portrait is a study to prepare for an exercise of the course. Hope to film it
This is a new painting that will go up for auction at The Artist Gallery Nouveau this weekend – just like the one that I wrote about yesterday.
This painting is
Recently I was invited to become a member of The Artist Gallery Nouveau – an online gallery and auction group on Facebook, hosted by the fabulous Brandi Dayton and Tina
I have been experimenting with painting light and dark again.
It was quite a challenge because I worked on canvas board, but I didn't want the canvas texture to become too
Sunday after the opening of my new online art shop the response was fantastic! I'm so thankful for all the wonderful reactions and support. 🙂 So yesterday I spent all
This profile portrait is one of the studies I am making for my upcoming portrait course Drawing in the Soul.
It's such a pleasure drawing this way, working with value and
Wow, my video tutorial Who Are You has been watched over 10,000 times now! I can't believe it! 🙂
This video was part of a so-called video hop, organized by Shannon
Playing with charcoal and a little white soft pastel, focusing on movement and line in a profile portrait. I'm pretty happy with her!
Charcoal and a little white soft pastel on
I'm so busy restyling my website and working on my guest lessons (Let's Face It and Love Art Happy Life) and especially my own upcoming portrait course Drawing in the
I have recorded my main lesson for the online portrait course Let's Face It! In this lesson we are going to create a side view portrait, focusing on the use
I've made this painting as research and preparation for my guest lesson in the online course Let's Face It.
The basis for all my portraits is value: painting the lights and
I had such a great time making this portrait!
This is going to be a bonus lesson for my upcoming online portrait course Drawing in the Soul, that I'm currently developing.
I'm currently editing my lesson for the online art course Love Art Happy Life. Still a lot to do, but I think it's going to be a really fun and
I have been filming my lesson for Love Art Happy Life!
This 5 months online art course is hosted by Marieke Blokland from Bloknote Academy and I am honored to be
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Finally, I made a new mixed media portrait video! 🙂 In this video tutorial I'm showing how I created the portrait Transparent Light, that I wrote
I made this new portrait yesterday and today! The title is Transparent Light. I'm really happy with how she turned out and even more happy that I filmed the making
Love Art Happy Life has started and you can still sign up! This new 5 months online art course is hosted by Marieke Blokland from Bloknote Academy and I am
Best wishes for 2016!
This video is the result of the End-of-Year Campfire Game that we did in the Creative Campground group on Facebook.
The intention of this game was to do
This portrait is my contribution to the End-of-Year Campfire Game that we did in the Creative Campground group on Facebook and that I wrote about earlier this month.
I used a
I made a new portrait last night and I must say I'm really pleased with her! Most of all I love the expression of her eyes, they somehow really seem
I have been experimenting with dark and light again. It's a subject that I keep wanting to explore and there's still a lot to learn. But I love the strong
I'm so excited! Many of you might remember the End-of-Year Campfire Game that we did last year in the Creative Campground Facebook group. This was such a wonderful and moving
I'm currently editing the bonus lesson that I'm going to give in the online art course Let's Face It, and I thought I'd give you a little sneak peek. 🙂
Another portrait that I drew during my retreat, using the same technique as for the portrait inspired by Leonardo's La Scapigliata that I posted yesterday.
I'm calling this portrait Diamond Will.
Drawing this portrait gave me so much joy and fulfillment! I made it when I was away on a retreat and listening to lectures. Nothing better than drawing while listening
I have created a fun 1 minute sneak peek video showing the various stages of one of the main projects in my upcoming mixed media portrait course Drawing in the
Wow, I’m so honored that I was featured on Ivy Newport‘s wonderful blog! Click "Continue Reading" to check out the article. And while you’re there, have a look at her
This charcoal portrait is one of the four main projects that we'll be making in my upcoming mixed media portrait course Drawing in the Soul (next to the exercise portraits
Woohoo, registration for Let's Face It is now open!!
Click here for more info and to register
Or just keep reading! 😉
Portraits are my passion, and so I am very excited to
Tania!!! Congratulations, you won a free spot in Let's Face It! 🙂 I have contacted you through the email address that you used for your comment, but you can also
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Yayy, I made a new mixed media portrait video! 🙂 In this video tutorial I'm showing how I created the portrait Veiling, Unveiling, that I wrote
I have been filming for my upcoming online portrait course Drawing in the Soul! 🙂
This portrait is made with acrylic paint and is a value exercise that we'll be doing
Portraits are my passion, and so I am very excited to announce that I will be a guest teacher in a new course titled Let’s Face It! This course is
A new portrait! This portrait was quite challenging to make, because I had several things in mind before I started but didn't exactly knew how to do them or if
I'm filming for my upcoming mixed media portrait course Drawing in the Soul!
Wait... is that a hammer??! 😉 Click on "Continue Reading" to see the full image...
The development of my course Drawing in the Soul is in full swing and this is another technique study that I did.
The course will be 4 weeks long and each
Playing with markers today. I never work with markers and I do have them, so why not use them, right? 😉
I've just been scribbling around, but I like the result.
Spread the loooooveee!! (warning: once you’ve heard this happy song you can’t get it out of your head anymore! 😉 )
January 1st 2016 Marieke Blokland is launching a new art
Lots of projects that I'm working on right now! One of these projects is my own online mixed media course Drawing in the Soul, which I'm currently developing and is
Check out Effy Wild's blog for a short introduction of me as a guest teacher for Radiant II. Aaaaand... another chance to win a free spot in this wonderful art
Astrid Peter!!! Congratulations, you won a free spot in Radiant II - Art Journals! 🙂 I have contacted you through the email address that you used for your comment, but
This portrait is another technique study for my online mixed media portrait course called Drawing in the Soul, that I’m currently working on.
Unlike the portrait that I showed here a
I made this charcoal portrait as a technique study for my online mixed media portrait course called Drawing in the Soul, that I'm currently working on.
In the first week of
Just 3 more weeks and then on October 1st Radiant II – Art Journals will launch. And now I can give away ONE FREE SPOT!
In Radiant II you will get
The last couple of days I've been working hard to prepare the PDF document that will accompany my lesson for Radiant II – Art Journals. What do you think, did
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Woohoo, I made a new art journal and mixed media portrait video! 🙂 In this video tutorial I'm showing how I created the art journal page
This art journal portrait I made recently, using craft acrylic paint and colored pencil. I chose craft acrylic paint for the background, because it provides a somewhat gritty surface that
I made a new mixed media portrait in my art journal!
Creating this portrait was a bit of an adventure. I wasn't really sure how I would do it and which
Iris Fritschi-Cussens interviewed me as part of a series of interviews she is doing with all the guest teachers of the new art journaling course Radiant II, which will start
I'm currently editing the videos for my mixed media portrait lesson Fly into the Unknown, which I will be giving as a guest teacher in Radiant II – Art Journals.
This weekend I was feeling a little sick. All I could do and wanted to do, was just play a little in my art journal.
I'm actually really pleased with this
Recently I indulged myself and bought this wonderful soft pastel set! Yayy! Look at those colors! It's the portrait set by Unison, containing 36 crayons.
My favorite brands for soft pastels
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As I wrote in my previous post, I made a new art journal and mixed media portrait video! I got such a huge response on my
Several weeks ago I was asked to make an art journal page and to be featured as guest artist in the Fabulous and Free Art Journaling Challenge by Susan Wojtkowski from Irreversibly Moi.
Funny that I didn't even make the connection any sooner. Last week I painted the portrait Walking the Path and made a video of the process for the #lovesummerart Art
My new video is ready and available on my YouTube channel! 🙂 In this art journal tutorial I am showing how I created the mixed media portrait called Walking the
There's an exciting event happening on YouTube: the Art Video Festival #lovesummerart, starting July 17th through July 20th!
Over 200 YouTube creators who make arts and crafts videos are already participating,
I have been working on a new art journal portrait today.
I started off with gluing in some patterned paper. I don't believe I have used any collage paper before in
Élise C.!!! Congratulations, you won a free spot in the Art Journal Summer School! The Art Journal Summer School will start July 1st. Registration is still open to everyone, also
I have been filming my guest lesson for Radiant II - Art Journals. So excited!
Radiant II is an online course on art Journaling hosted by Effy Wild, which will start
I have been working on a new portrait in my art journal.
I used a combination of acrylic paints in lots of layers, and then worked on top of it with
Just 2 more weeks until the Art Journal Summer School opens its virtual doors! 🙂
For more information on how to register and how to enter my giveaway of ONE FREE
I set out to make a really *colorful* portrait today...
Ah well... blue is also a color, isn't it? 😉
...sometimes it seems a portrait just wants to show up, no matter
Experimenting with color in my art journal. Trying to keep it loose and unpolished.
I have been adding lots of layers of soft pastel until I was forced to stop, because
A new portrait! I have been working primarily with acrylics this time, in a quite monochromatic color scheme. I used a rather new technique, building up layer after layer. At
Woohoo! Registration for Radiant II – Art Journals is now open!
Would you like to immerse yourself in art journaling and get online lessons from the amazing artist, teacher & creativity
A new portrait, using similar techniques as for my last portrait, I See You. Using ink, oil paint sticks and soft pastel I've been experimenting with how to create a
The past weeks were all about preparing my lessons as guest teacher in the Art Journal Summer School and Radiant II, but finally I had some time again to just
Soooo happy to finally announce that I will be a guest teacher in Radiant II - Art Journaling!!
This is a new Radiant online course, all about art journaling, and
I have been busy preparing my guest lesson for the Art Journal Summer School! Today I will be recording the voice-over and then, if all goes well, it should be
Yes, hurray... finally!! *doing a little happy dance*
Finally I can share it with you all: I will be a guest teacher at the Art Journal Summer School, woohoo! I am
Wow, I'm amazed by the great response I got on the release of my new video tutorial!!
In this tutorial that I created especially for my newsletter subscribers you can follow
Woohoo a new Art Play Relay video is online! Right now it's an incredibly busy time for both Iris and me, but I'm so happy we managed to do it.
Filming while making art with some supplies I don't use that often. Love it! 🙂
I have several sooooo exciting things coming up!! It's all about art journaling and making portraits,
Oooohhhhh, I have lots of fun new things in store the coming months!! All about art journaling and making portraits. 😀
Can't tell you just yet, but if you want to
Sketching on the couch, in my art journal. Just like yesterday I am limiting my supplies, but this time I was even more restricted because I only used a mechanical
I have been playing in my art journal. It's quite fun!
I'm experimenting lately to work with limited supplies, different from what I normally use: black and white marker and Neocolor
My latest portrait. Again I have enjoyed so much making it. Initially this was just meant as a quick study for a painting I wanted to make, but I had
Yes! Iris and I have put our third videos for the Art Play Relay project online! In these videos we are both drawing a new quote and starting our artworks
Today I'm filming for Art Play Relay under... eh... special circumstances... 😉
If all goes well Iris Fritschi-Cussens and I will put our new videos online tomorrow!
New art journal page. I am going through some challenging times right now and I see this reflected in the woman's face. It was very comforting to create this page,
My new video is ready! 🙂 In this art journal tutorial I am showing how I created the mixed media portrait called Contemplation, that I posted a few days ago.
Yesterday I posted a picture of a work in progress on my Facebook page, and this is how I finished it today.
I had so much fun creating this portrait! Initially
Trying out a new video setup today!
I find that when working on portraits I need to have the paper straight up instead of lying flat on the table, because otherwise
Just put a new video online on my YouTube channel! 🙂 In this art journal tutorial I am showing how I created the mixed media portrait called Khutulun, that I
I have been working on this portrait today. Still focusing on a loose style, a bit unpolished, with lots of spontaneous, moving lines.
I am calling her Khutulun, named after a
Yayy, Iris and I have put our second videos for the Art Play Relay project online! In these videos we are both finishing the artwork the other started last month
Unpacked the unfinished artwork I received from Iris Fritschi-Cussens! Now all set to start filming the second episode of Art Play Relay, in which I will finish her artwork. Exciting
Since a couple of weeks I am taking the online art course Unearth Gather Create by the amazing artist Gillian Lee Smith. This course is just about
Since the launch of Art Play Relay we've had such an enthusiastic response from people all over the world! We're also receiving quite a few questions about the project, so
Woohoo, our first videos for the Art Play Relay project are online! Iris and I have been working hard this week to prepare and organize everything for the Art
Fortunately I'm a translator too... 😉
Filming my first video for Art Play Relay, woohoo! Don't know what all the excitement is about? Click here to read my blog post on
Yesterday I wrote about the new art video collaboration project I am doing with Iris Fritschi-Cussens. If you like to participate in this project in one way ore another (there
I'm so excited! The past months I have been preparing a brand new art video collaboration project behind the scenes with my friend Iris Fritschi-Cussens, and now finally I can
I'm still on a roll with these portraits! Just like I did here, here and here. Right now I only have my phone camera to make a picture of it, which is
This painting was my entry for the end-of-year game I recently organized for the Creative Campground Facebook group. The idea was to make an artwork with an element
Trying to paint a male portrait this time. I'm still practicing this more loose style, without using any reference image. Same techniques and media that I did for the portraits
Another portrait I did in my art journal, to practice painting more loosely and without any reference image. Same techniques and media as I used in my previous portrait: inks,
Having fun painting portraits in my art journal.
I'm practicing to draw and paint in a more loose, spontaneous way. I'm not using any reference images.
I'm using a combination of inks,
This is the next phase of the work in progress I wrote about in my last post. I'm still exploring and loving all the new possibilities that the depth of
I'm so grateful that the holidays finally give me more time to paint! You might have noticed that recently I'm all into texture art (see my last paintings Stone Circles
And so I'm continuing my journey into texture. It's so interesting to work with the depth and patterns that the texture creates!
This artwork turns out to be the counterpart of
I'm working with texture lately. Lots of texture!
It's very interesting to work with texture. It literally adds a whole new dimension to the painting. You can play and experiment with
To celebrate the end of the year and to get to know each other a little better, we're doing a fun creative game at the Creative Campground Facebook group, which
Maria Greene from Greene Earth Originals makes wonderfully colored art and is now hosting a series of guest posts on gelli printing (monoprinting) on her blog. And she invited me
Recently I bought a Silhouette Cameo, a versatile cutting machine that I want to use to create my own designed stencils for monoprinting. However, I found out that you can
I have just started the first preparations for the online gelli printing course that I am developing! Some of you might have been wondering why they didn’t hear of it
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Just returned from the Art Fair at Mennorode in Elspeet, the Netherlands, where I and 13 other artists participated in a week-long art exhibition showing paintings, photographs, glass jewelry and
This is my second video on YouTube. It's a time-lapse video showing how to use paint and colored pencil to create a figure of a female dervish on a previously
This new artwork depicting a whirling female derwish is called Dancing into Mystery.
I am still inspired to paint derwishes! It's an image that to me symbolizes a deep, mystical experience,
The talented artist Marieke Blokland has published this beautiful and juicy book Art Journaling & Mixed Media, written in Dutch. In this book she demonstrates lots of different techniques, from
I am trying out this new setup for recording my videos. Contrary to the tripod I used for my first video, this one gives me lots of space to work
I created my first video on YouTube, woohoo! 😀
It's a time-lapse video showing how to use paint and colored pencil to create a female figure on a previously made monoprint
This new artwork called I Carry You In My Soul is quite special, as it was the first time that I filmed how I made it. I haven't filmed the
Wow, just like two weeks ago, today my work was featured again on the Facebook page of Gelli Arts, the makers of the gelli plate that I use to make
I have been making larger monoprints this weekend! I bought a 12 x 14 inch gelli plate and I must say that in this case size does matter... 😉 I
Creative Campground is a Facebook group for all you mixed media and other art creatives out there, both newbies and veterans, to gather around the campfire and share your artworks
Falling Apart, monoprint made with acrylic paint and oil paint on bristol paper.
Size: just a little under A4 (approx. 8 x 11 inch).
Woohoo, I did it! On June 1st I
Passage, monoprint made with acrylic paint and oil paint on bristol paper.
Size: just a little under A4 (approx. 8 x 11 inch).
The challenge is rapidly coming to and end – only five more days! – and I still have to make quite a few artworks... So I have been monoprinting again
I am using this oval shape quite often in my monoprints and I am noticing that it can have various meanings to me. Sometimes it represents an egg, symbolizing new
How fun is this: my monoprints got featured on the Facebook page of Gelli Arts, the makers of the gelli plate (the plate I use to make my monoprints)! 🙂
I can't believe the Art 101 Challenge is almost coming to an end! I started June 1st and on September 9th I must have created 101 artworks. So I still
And suddenly this figure emerged! Or... well... kind of suddenly. I actually spent several nightly hours to paint the next layers on this canvas and just at the point that
Another monoprint made with acrylic paint and oil paint on top.
New Entry, monoprint, acrylic paint and oil paint on bristol paper.
Size: just a little under A4 (approx. 8 x 11
This image of a whirling dervish is also becoming a returning symbol in my work. For this monoprint I used acrylic paint and then I worked with oil paint on
Somehow this symbol fascinates me and I am using it a lot in my monoprints. This monoprint consists of several layers of acrylic paint and then I added oil paint
Again a monoprint made with acrylics, but this time I have also worked on top of the print with some oil paint sticks and charcoal. The image is inspired by
I had so much fun tonight working on this very large canvas! It measures 80 x 100 cm (about 31 x 39 inch) and it's still a work in progress,
Last week I really wanted to catch up with my backlog for the Art 101 challenge and I wanted to play some more with the gelli plate (see my previous
Today I had a great time making monoprints with my gelli plate! Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that has images or lines that can only be made once, unlike
Image by Minerva Levinston
Today I am participating in an art blog hop! A what? Yes, a blog hop! I was asked by my art friend Iris Fritschi-Cussens from Iris
Had a lovely day making art with a good friend. He created many paintings, I did a little drawing and a lot of talking and joking... 😉
Face, mixed media drawing
I had this background already created, so I made this 15 minutes sketch in the train. Catching up my art challenge backlog...
15 minutes sketch, mixed media drawing (acrylic paint and
Today is already day 50 of the Art 101 challenge! So I'm halfway now. That is to say, halfway in days, not in artworks! Due to my absence for building
After a loooong period of absence where I was out in digital space building and launching my online art shop, I finally have created some art again!
I wanted to make
My triptych is finished! I didn't have time anymore to take pictures of it in good daylight (there is too much texture in the paintings to use the
Still working on my triptych, but it feels it's finally going somewhere (hopefully the right way... 😉 ). It needs extra drying time though, because I'm using several new techniques.
Well, I'm painting again, but it's a bit of a struggle. I had this image in my head (actually three, since I'm working on a triptych), but it looks like
I have been working on a triptych tonight and I must say I really enjoyed being back painting again! It is too much to finish in one night, I didn't
Yaayyy!! I am back again! Haven't been posting anything due to my secret project, but now finally it's finished!!! I'm sooo happy. I will launch my project tomorrow and let
No painting tonight. Working on another project that I hopefully can tell more about soon...
The basis of this painting was made the same day as my Leaves paintings, with a collage layer and then many layers of acrylic paint on top.
However, I finished this
For this painting I used similar techniques as for my Leaves paintings, with a basis made of collage and then layers of acrylic paint on top. This painting however is
I really liked the techniques I used yesterday, so for my next painting I might do some more collage and layering. Not tonight though, I'll have to wait until tomorrow
Color! Today I did lots of color experiments. I started off with a layer of collage and then I added layer after layer of acrylic paint. In the end the
No idea what got into me tonight that I had to paint a green ball. And not just any green — no, of all beautiful green colors in the universe I
This evening I set out to paint another lantern, but well, yes... I ended up painting an elephant.
Painting is becoming more and more an adventure here! 😉
The Elephant, mixed media
Today was just one of those days. No real reason why, maybe it was because I'm still a bit ill but have a lot to do. Anyway, this was how
Last week I was busy with work and then I got the flu, so unfortunately I couldn't make much art. I must say that I am really starting to miss
I had this image in my head that I wanted to paint: a girl with a huge pearl on her head.
Didn't find it easy to paint though, to find the
It's just too busy at the moment, so unfortunately I have to postpone my artmaking to the weekend... Yay, that will be a jam-packed art weekend for me! 🙂
My idea for the painting tonight was to continue with the sphere theme from yesterday, but this time I wanted to create several spheres instead of just one.
However, when I
This is the second painting I made tonight and just like the first one, Snakes, my idea was to paint an Ouroboros (snake biting its tail). While I was painting
This painting was inspired by the last painting I made, Ouroboros (ciao babbo). I like the symbol and meaning of the Ouroboros, the snake biting its tail, so I wanted
Yes, it's done! I have changed my entire website and blog. You will probably notice hardly any difference, but behind the scenes I went from a site hosted on wordpress.com
No new artwork from me today, I am working on my website (which can actually be an art too, right? 😉 ).
Today would have been my father's 79th birthday. He passed away about four months ago.
I painted this from a picture that shows my father holding me as a baby. When
It took quite a long time before I figured out what I wanted to paint today. It's been a busy period lately and today was the first day I could
I am still liking my current series, so tonight I made this new addition. Initially my idea was to paint a lit lantern, but while painting I thought it was
OK. So what do you do when you made a painting you really love and two days later you have to make another painting? You get nervous! 😉
Yes, today I
No new painting this time because, as I wrote yesterday, there was no time to paint today and this evening. I am just checking in to say that I am
This is my painting for today. This morning I felt that I wanted to continue working in the same style as my two previous paintings, Taking the Plunge and The
The whole day today I had this image in my head that I wanted to paint. I didn't really understand what the meaning was and I actually found it a
So this was not exactly what I had in mind for my first painting for the Art101 challenge.
I had this great idea for my painting. I wanted to call it
Yesss, Art 101 has officially started! Today (and the coming 100 days, for that matter 😉 ) I will be painting!
Busy with preparations to have everything ready for the Art101 Challenge starting this Sunday June 1st... woohoo!
I'm so excited! Starting the 1st of June I will be participating in the challenge Art 101 - 101 Artworks in 101 Days. This challenge was initiated by artist Stephanie
This little box I made a few months ago for a dear friend of mine. The technique that I have used to create these colored circles, is based on the
Right now I am in an important transition phase in my life. I feel it is time to open up more and share my inner world and artwork with others,
I haven't been able to post much recently, because I am working hard on updating my website and blog. And I am working on several other projects... Can't wait to
I am taking quite a few online art classes these days. One of them is Life Book 2014, a year-long mixed media class by Tamara Laporte together with 22 other
Hurray, I finally had some time again to work with polymer clay!
I made this box after I did a workshop Eggshell Pods by Anja Overdijk, where I was taught this
This is my latest addition to the Dream series. Again this mixed media drawing is made with colored pencils on top of a background in acrylic paints. With these media
As I wrote in my previous blog post, I am doing the Bloom True e-course with Flora Bowley. This is a wonderful course in intuitive painting, all about finding your
And now for something completely different... 😉 I am starting the painting course Bloom True with the wonderful Flora Bowley! This is an online course in intuitive painting, or
This is one of my first attempts at working with oil pastels. I am trying to replicate the layered effect of my colored pencil drawings, where you can see several
A new drawing in the Dream series. I am enjoying to draw these symbolic themes, which leave enough space for people to give it
Another face drawing. I love using colored pencil, which is somewhat transparent, over the opaque acrylics. By applying the colored pencil layer over layer until it is fully burnished into
I am drawing a lot of faces lately, which I really enjoy doing. I love shading the face, layer over layer, to give the drawing a certain depth.
Acrylics and colored
This is the first of a series of mixed media works in a dreamy atmosphere.
Acrylics and colored pencil on watercolor paper.
This is the second drawing I made in the Dream series: mixed media works in a dreamy atmosphere.
Acrylics and colored pencil on watercolor paper.
Another work in the Dream series: mixed media works in a dreamy atmosphere.
Acrylics and colored pencil on watercolor paper.
This stacked gradient box is another version of my stacked boxes (see also the blue polymer clay box). It consists of two smaller boxes stacked on top of each other.
This blue polymer clay box is the first of my stacked boxes (see also the stacked gradient box). It consists of two smaller boxes stacked on top of each other.
A while ago I followed Tamara Laporte's online art course Quirky Birds, which focused on drawing this kind of funny bird figures.
Later I made this painting in the style of
Although in my polymer clay work I normally focus on making boxes, this time I made a bracelet. The reason was that I followed a two day workshop with the
This polymer clay box I made has had a special surface treatment with alcohol inks, mica powders and metal leaf, before it has been cured.
Height approx. 2.5 inches (ca.
This drawing of non-existing, impossible birds was made in white pen and colored with pastel pencils.
The colored decoration on this box that I made is not painted, but is achieved using a technique called the 'retro cane'.
For this technique I cut out a large number
So what exactly is polymer clay? Well, first of all it is no real clay. It is an artificial material called 'polymer polyvinyl chloride', which you can model the same