This is a painting a did a couple of years ago.
My daughter liked it so much,
so I made her a replica.
It now hangs on her wall.
I particularly like the heavy frame
together with the fragile motive of the painting.
Playing around with flowers these days
and having great fun.
All kind of floral awesomeness around us
wherever we turn.
Spring is upon us.
My back yard is full of white dreams
They speak of warm winds and long summer nights
Promises of a sweeter season
Have a great weekend!
I teach two painting classes regularly;
tuesday morning and tuesday night
The tuesday morning class is learning portrait painting right now.
We started by drawing the face
using a grid, as you can see from the photo.
This week we painted the face in one color
- a so called grisaille underpainting.
Next week we'll learn how to mix colors for the face.
Then the true challenge begins!
This photo of me was taken by one of my students.
I think it's a good idea with the frame,
and I like the light + the coat they asked me to wear.
I've been working on a stamp with my initial to use on prints.
Originally I thought I would make a rectangular stamp,
in the japanese fashion,
but then some ideas took me in another direction
and I ended up sketching a round stamp
with a more art nouveau inspiration.
I like it a lot,
but we'll see.
Maybe I'll end up with two stamps?
I like to play around with flowers,
arrange them in different settings,
and see how I can use the happy accidents that occur in an artistic way.
This photo is also on Instagram.
A job meeting can be so many things.
It can for instance take place in beautiful surroundings like these.
The beauty around us
- I believe it affects us more than we tend to think.
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Information about my workshops here.
See my paintings, drawings, etchings and watercolors here.
See more pictures from last years workshop here
See my fineart photography here.
You can see more of my cyanotype prints here.
"Fine works of art never age, because they are marked by genuine feeling. The language of the passions, the impulses of the heart, are always the same."