donderdag 31 december 2015

Bye Bye 2015 ! Welcome 2016! I let myself be surprised !!

A few thoughts on this last day of the year and ready to go for the New Year .
Wish you all the best for 2016 !

zondag 20 december 2015

Wise words on my new #Brepols agenda and atmospheric #collages in my #Adori insert.

Some atmospheric collages in the #Adori insert with wise words I read on the cover of my new #Brepols agenda  , I  started some preparations in it in order to use it as my artjournal inspired by the book "No Excuses Art Journaling" -Gina Rossi Armfield it is just a try out if this will be something for me .
Wish you all a great week to come !

zondag 13 december 2015

#Adori #artjournaling experiment pigmentpowder

Two new pages in the Adori insert , experiment with different colors of pigment powder and collages with a little reference to Caatje's Artsy Stuff
( where I read this amazing sentence she wrote :quote:
The sketchbook police will not come after you if you ruin a page or (gasp) an entire book! unquote . I will sleep so much better now , thank you Caatje !
Wish you all  a wonderful sunday evening.

zaterdag 5 december 2015

Proud to be selected as one of the 15 #finalists of contest #Schilderij van het jaar 2015 - edition Belgium

I am proud to announce that I am selected as one of the 15 finalists of the contest 'Schilderij van het jaar 2015'/ "Painting of the year 2015 Belgium with my painting "Do you think it would be nice to invite a lonesome stranger for dinner ", it will be exhibited in the Coda Museum in Apeldoorn Netherlands ,the winner will be selected by the professional jury end of this month, fingers crossed, more info
ps. the watermark on the painting is only digital .

donderdag 5 november 2015

"Do you cherish all your pretty-pretties ? #oilpainting

My new painting , oil on linen canvas .
"Do you cherish all your "pretty-pretties" ?
80 cm W x 120 cm H (31,49 inch x 47,24 inch)
In a strange way we all are gatherers of trinkets or memories or curiosities.
Are you ?

maandag 26 oktober 2015

zaterdag 24 oktober 2015

# Snailmail, unexpected beautiful #handmade card . # drawing with #watercolorpencils.

It was such a surprise when I opened my mailbox this week and found some snailmail in it ! Now that everything goes digital it gives a special feeling to receive post on 'the old fashion way' . The beautiful handmade card you see on the picture was made by a lovely blogster

A few months ago I was also the lucky one to receive one of Caatjes special cards ,
As I had just finished a drawing it felt like it was obvious I would surprise Caatje with it to thank her !
I enjoyed to give the envelope a personal touch .

You see how much pleasure it can give to feel connected !

donderdag 24 september 2015

#Autumn starts again , # Mushrooms from the garden ,#artjournal, #watercolor, #gouache,#illustration.

The start of autumn and the garden is already filled with a lot of mushrooms , nature is so beautiful and a reason to make a small illustration in my artjournal .

zaterdag 19 september 2015

Winner, Art, # postcards of #Lotte Teussink !

I just received these beautiful postcards (11 ! )which I won from the Dutch artist Lotte Teussink , they are so beautiful  , I will cherish them .  I like her artwork a lot , you can find out more of her work here
Thank you Lotte !  

woensdag 2 september 2015

My artwork in the # art edition # "Langs wegen van licht" - # Jean-Paul van der Poorten # Philippe Sorgeloos componist.

My painting "Do you think it would be nice to invite a lonesome stranger for dinner ?" (oil on canvas 60x70cm) is selected to be published in the book "Langs wegen van licht" - Jean-Paul van der Poorten
De publicatie toont hoe hedendaagse kunstenaars het thema van het licht interpreteren. Via de verschillende benaderingswijze komt de artistieke identiteit van elke kunstenaar en het specifieke karakter van zijn/haar werk op het voorplan. Het boek wordt opgebouwd rond een suite gedichten van Firmin van der Poorten waarin de thematiek van het licht centraal staat. Componist Philippe Sorgeloos schreef hierbij een aantal muzikale impressies die op de boekpresentatie zullen worden uitgevoerd.
Wie spreekt over licht, spreekt over het ongrijpbare en onbegrensde, het vluchtige en vergankelijke, het mystieke en ondefinieerbare , het mysterie van leven en dood. Wie spreekt over licht, spreekt over het licht in het hart van de mens, over de binnenwereld en zijn zoektocht naar vrijheid en ruimte, geluk en levensvervulling .
Deelnemende kunstenaars(klik op de afbeelding om namen te lezen )

Uitnodiging op de voorstelling van de beeldende kunstuitgave en de tentoonstelling  zaterdag 26 september om 15 u in het Klooster van de Paters Karmelieten , te Gent

dinsdag 18 augustus 2015

My new painting for the #paintingexchange - penpalpaintingechange project -

And there it is, my little contribution painting for the penpalpaintingexchange project 2015 . It's a small painting 10x10 cm (3,937inch) , oil on canvas , I painted my "loosing her way" girl in the wood .. it is my third time I join this project from the and it is soooo exciting waiting who's painting I will receive this time , I 've now two new friends due to the previous participations i.e. Teresa Celemin from New York , you can find out more about her work here and the lovely Kathy Hytten from Greensboro NC , both adorable ladies !

zondag 9 augustus 2015

A little 'sidekick project" besides my painting and drawing .

I started to knit this gilet to be prepared for the colder evenings to come , it is one of my little sidekicks I love to do once in a while besides painting ,drawing,reading books  ,my pinao and my guitar ..

maandag 3 augustus 2015

# Artjournal #portraitdrawing , pencil

By making this page in my artjournal I realised I love portraitdrawing a lot and I love to do it more in futur , I enjoy the exercise.
You can find some realistic life drawing portraits I made on my website
Have a nice week !

maandag 13 juli 2015

New Oil Painting - "Do you know that feeling of loosing your way ?" ( girl, streetview,swimsuit,floaty).

And here it is .. my new painting 
80x100 cm - oil on canvas (100% Lin Pur Winsor & Newton) 
Title: "Do you know that feeling of loosing your way ?" 

It symbolizes the tragedy of feeling "lost" for  all the refugees arriving in Europe .

(for your info : my name & watermark on the painting is only digital)

zondag 12 juli 2015

Painting ... oil... a new work almost finished .

Last strokes on my new painting ... publishing soon !

I am drawing, painting, sketching, reading ..and making a mess of my studio but I am afraid when I will cleaning it  and put"everything" away I also "put my ideas away" ...

vrijdag 26 juni 2015

Yesterday you saw Mr . Odd and here she is .... Betty Boop , sketch, watercolor, pencil.

Yes I choosed to sketch (in my sketchbook) the famous Betty Boop created by Max Fleischer in 1930 .read more about her http://www.eng.wikipedia/wiki/Betty_Boop  Do you think they will meet each other ?
Pencel, watercolor,markers.

zondag 21 juni 2015

Ladybug, portrait of a lady and Fairytales in my sketchbook.

Awaiting the oilpaint to dry  on my canvas I love to make these little 'in betweens' in my sketchbook , nothing serious has to happen just playing with my imagination and inspiration , small things great happiness !

vrijdag 19 juni 2015

Owl drawings and painting, mixed media in my Global Art Sketchbook.

It's true there was a period everybody gave me an Owl and really I don't know why ..I was not collecting them at all (did I ?)  , but from one came another and ..another ...  and now I have a box filled with Owls waiting for a nice place in my Studio , yes indeed I do love them because they have something mysterious .. I lately saw a white Owl flying just in front of my car ...
But let's be honnest ,we cannot deny that they are very beautiful !

woensdag 17 juni 2015

Working in my of Global Art Materials outside my Studio and reading my favourite magasine Flow.

When the sun is shining already early in the morning I can't resist to work outside my studio , I first make some new sketches in my sketchbook of which I received as a gift from my friend Ester who lives in Atlanta Georgia and later on I will read in my favourite magasine Flow so I am sure there will not be enough hours in this day to do everything I want ...

maandag 15 juni 2015

The Sketchbookproject World Tour book !

What do you want more .. this fantastic book "The Sketchbook project World Tour" ( on your garden table , sun, cup of tea ... and a variety of sketchboopages from all over the world . The book is filled with the most awesome sketches and drawings so you can understand I am so proud to be one of them , now I can hold the book in my hands it seems I am just now realising my sketches are included ... this book is a great way to discover so many talented people sketching all over the world .

A whole page wauwwww and also a smaller drawing on top of the left page ...
I all wish you a fantastic day filled with creativity !

woensdag 3 juni 2015

A visit at Korinthe - Greece .

I have made this watercolor sketch in the guestbook of my good friend after a beautiful stay in her summerresidence  at Korinthe - Greece .