Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dutch But Not From Holland

























On the website of "Dutch But Not From Holland" you can see (and buy!) two of my paintings.

Dutch but from Holland offers a collection of special design and art products from the land of "Zachte G", a community of 400 plus creative people situated in the international region of Limburg, the Netherlands.

All selling artists are members of the Zachte G community, a vibrant webcommunity with a diverse population, consisting of young designers, creative entrepreneurs, and artists. The platform Zachte G welcomes young talents, fresh initiatives and the unconventional thinker and is in its own way a contribution to a vital climate for creative individuals in the area.

The name of the shop, “Dutch but not from Holland”, refers to the nature of Limburg people, which is certainly not the same as the rest of the Netherlands. And that makes all the difference. 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

color and madness 3














Still drawing in my sketchbook.... At the moment I realy like watercolours. And also just to practise the shapes of  the body, concentrading on hands or feet and experimenting with colour. And because I don`t have any fix ideas, it's working for me!

Friday, November 26, 2010

blue velvet rabbit





















I found the illustration by Sebe Emmelot in the newspaper. The rabbit is swimming and I think he looks very scared. I like the way he's draw, the colours and especially the look in his eye. So I did a drawing of Pollock, but my blue pen went out of ink, so it became a bit of a weird drawing...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

color and madness 2















The last couple of weeks I just love to draw in my sketchbook. Every time I want to start a painting I find myself sketching. At the moment I prefer doing that over starting a painting. Just draw and trying some new stuff without the pressure that is has to be "good", which I almost always feel when I'm working at a painting.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

quite happily























Working on some more small paintings and some sketches. Just drawing and painting and it makes me happy!

Monday, November 22, 2010

and then we fell back out




































My experiment continues: another three paintings with almost the same composition. I still don`t know what to think about the small paintings...

Friday, November 19, 2010

color and madness


















Just drawing in my sketchbook and trying out the watercolours. I like to draw people, especially woman as you can see... If I have a good day when I'm drawing, I can forget time and place.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

how the birds will sing
























Today I had a visitor! We have a big garden with even a small forest at the end. I often saw the woodpecker over there but today he came all the way up to the pavement in front of the house! We put a part of a dead tree on the terras and he started to make a hole in the tree, which I think isn't very smart because of the neighbours cat... And there are much better places for him in the forrest, but it was nice to see him work.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

waiting for a cloud

























I continue with my experiment to make smaller paintings ( 18 x 24 cm, read my post "let's take life nice and easy" earlier this month). I try to make three paintings of the same composition but they are slightly different from each other. I already did this composition in a bigger painting (sitting on the fence, 150 x 100 cm) which you can find on my website.

Monday, November 15, 2010

one more or one less





































My paintings are slowly taking over my home! The last paintings I did are now in the quest-room, so if someone wants to sleep over I first have to move my work...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

visiting the zoo















In the first two years at art-school in Rotterdam, I had a drawing-teacher who took us to the zoo. We walked around with our sketchbooks and we had to draw the animals. It's a good way to practise your drawing skills. So I thought why not try it again?

Friday, November 12, 2010

birthday-girl















I made a collage of all the nice "self-made-things" people wrapt arround the presents.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

words so sweet



























I have a seperate sketchbook where I collect sentences. Things I read in magazines, books or parts of a songtext. I play with the text and combine them and so I find my titels for works.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

it's quite a slow disaster
























This painting I gave up... This also happens to artists and to art-works, but you normaly don't see the failures. It's now laying in my loft. Maybe I will use it someday, but only as a background or to sketch on it. My loft is getting pretty full. I use it as a storage for my work and my experiments.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

sweeties

























Sketching just for fun!

"crazy way to get your kicks,
shoot the sillicone in your lips.
If your figure makes you sad,
they suck the fat right off your back.
Make up your mind about your tits,
they can puff 'm up so no bra will fitt.
There's only one thing they can't fix,
and that's the hole in your head."

(songtekst "Modern World" by Anouk)

Friday, November 5, 2010

let's take life nice and easy



































Three small paintings in inkt, paint and airbrush. (18 x 24 cm)
I would like to make smaller work, but I find it difficult to work so small. My "bigger" work is standing all over my house and they take so much space. I think I just have to get used to the smaller work...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

maybe-baby

























A lot of drawings I make end up in a drawer, because I don't think they are good enough. Years later I find them and maybe I find one I like now. Little objects I work on end up at my little table. The same for objects I find and maybe I'll use them later. Sometimes I do and sometimes the object will lay there for years...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

rabbit-lady
























I bought this "rabbit-lady" at a flea market in Aachen (Germany). Off course it is no rabbit at all.
This object was used as a catapult, that's what the "ears" are used for. It is now standing in my studio, between the paint and I hope it gives me good ideas!