donderdag 28 december 2017

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

As every year I've made my own Christmascard. This time I looked in the amount of old family letters for a letter related to this time of the year , I decided to make a collage and drawing.

I hope you all can enjoy a peaceful and joyfull time with friends and family.

zaterdag 16 december 2017

Food drawing and sketching .#sketch #sketchbook #daily art #food #fountainpen #watercolour

I used my larger Hahnemuehle water color sketchbook (30x22 cm /11x8 inch) to make a few sketches around the subject "food" , I love to do this when I have a few moments left between other tasks or when I am not in the mood to paint .I used my Lamy Pen with sepia waterproof inkt and watercolour.

I hope you all do some fun stuff in moments you don't want to be to serious .

maandag 4 december 2017

Do you think there will still be enough snow for our childeren? #oilpainting

A new 'Tiny Adventure' (small) painting about global warming / climate change.
Every year we have to see how the snow borders are changing.
"Do you think there will still be enough snow for our childeren?
Oil on canvas 18 cm x 13 cm ( 5x7 inch)
I love to make these smaller paintings but I have to admit it is certainly not easier than the larger ones but it gives me the opportunity to approach painting in a different way .
I hope you all have a beautiful day !
#oilpainting #winter #ski #wintersport #softcolours #climatechange #globalwarmingup #artwork #painting #people #snow

donderdag 9 november 2017

"Do you like unexpected visitors ?" #oilpainting #tiny #softcolors #people #cars

I think we Belgian people are not the most easy /flexible when it comes to meet each other , it is certainly not the habbit here to just jump in without previous notice in contrast with more southern countries like f.ex. Greece where it is normal just to jump in whenever you want and you're always welcome , not that you would not be welcome here but we just aren't used to it I suppose. How about you ?
"Do you like unexpected visitors?" oil on canvas 13x18 cm ( 5,12 x 5,91 inch)

and here a little detail
'My pingouin' is my unexpected visitor who likes to show up once in a while in my paintings it started years ago he suddenly 'showed up' ....

I would love to hear how you think about unexpected visitors and I wish you all a wonderfull day and ...who knows...

donderdag 26 oktober 2017

The start of my 'Tiny Adventures' - small paintings .

As I am short in time these days due to real life issues as care taking for my dear Mom, I was looking for a new way and challenge to continue making art on a regular basis . I was charmed by the idea I learned to know  due to the lovely Michael Nobbs who is an artist, podcaster and teadrinker , how to live your life on a gentle and creative pace and to pay attention to  "Tiny Adventures'. You can find out all about it here:
As those who knows me and my work well ,you will notice that I continue to bring through out my paintings small and big issues and questions into our everyday life and I love to do this in a rather 'playful' way.
Like my  lovely friend Kathleen Brown put it so nicely : quote:" I love how your paintings have not only humour, but also a poignant exquisite sadness about them." unquote. This been said she hit the nail on the head.
Well, my personal 'Tiny Adventures' starts here by making small paintings ,which is a challenge as I am used to make large size  paintings for more than 20 years already , but I am all in for it .

"Do you like ice cream? "  diptych 2 x 13x18 cm (5,12 x 7,08 inch) oil on canvas

dinsdag 10 oktober 2017

Traveljournal , sketches of my vacation in Astypalea september 2017.#artjournal , #traveljournal , #watercolor #artbeforebreakfast.

Finally I can share here some of my sketches I 've made during my holidays in September on the lovely and very small Greek Island Astypalea , most of them are made before breakfast . I used pencil, pigment liner , collages and watercolors.

I will put some photos I took as well so you can have a glimpse of this really wonderfull small Island which is not yet spoiled by tourism , it is quiet, authentic and the people are really nice and very hospitable , the food is local , fresh and home made. The vieuws are amazing.

I hope you all enjoyed a beautiful summer .

vrijdag 18 augustus 2017

Fun playing in my sketchbooks.#sketchbook #watercolor #pencildrawing #landscape #people #cartoon

Sometimes in between making paintings I love to play in my sketchbooks , some are made in my Hahnemuehle landscape watercolor sketchbook (30x22 cm) and others I did in my sketchbook from Global Art Materials (13x21 cm) the last one is my most preferred ,actually I bought the landscape format to sketch outside but till now this has not happened.

I hope you too find some time to draw and sketch . Wish you all a beautifil time.

donderdag 27 juli 2017

Painting on envelopes #snailmail #artmail #letters

I love to turn my envelopes into something personal and artsy with a little painting on it to surprise my friends , I love snailmail .

Do you love snailmail too?

dinsdag 18 juli 2017

A sketch in the garden on a beautiful sunny day .#watercolour #sketch #sketchbook #Hahnemühle #dailyart

I made a sketch from  the wildflowers we have sown in our garden to attract butterflies and Bees, and they seems very happy with it . It is in my larger Hahnemühle Watercolour Book (30x22 cm)

I hope you all had some time too to be creative.

maandag 17 juli 2017

New painting :"Do you know what to do now the polar ice caps are melting?"

And here it is ,my new painting about global warming.
Oil on canvas 70x60 x2 cm .
"Do you know what to do now the polar ice caps are melting?"
When I just finished this painting I heard on the news about the giant burst in the ice sheet on Antarctica, it's time to take action !
Through my paintings I try to bring big issues and questions into our everyday life and I love to do this in a rather 'playful' way.
ps.the name on the painting is digital.
I hope you will give this a thought and wish you a beautiful day.
#globalwarmingup #polarcaps #icecaps #Antarctica #pingouins

woensdag 12 juli 2017

The influence of a dead bird. #collage

Lately I found unfortunately a dead bird on our terrace. They are so vulnerable little creatures and it always make me sad  so to deal with that and before inearth it respectfully I made a small collage
I wish you all an artsy day .

donderdag 6 juli 2017

Surprised myself about my long absence here .

I really was surprised myself realizing how long it's been I posted some news here and I am so sorry for you readers you had to wait for such a long time . I think the reason for it is life in general , caretaking for someone special in my life and me struggling with a hernia and FB and  instagram yes social media can be so overwhelming . All this I realized after reading the wonderful blog of a lovely friend who is on a "Socialnetwork Diët" doesn't that sounds amazing although I have to confess I miss his wonderful posts but I know where to find him .
Well in the meantime I've been on a holliday to the Greek Island Mykonos , yes close friends do know I am addicted to the Cyclades . And as always I made a few sketches in my travel journal , which I will show you here . I also started a new sketchbook, a larger format than I am used to , a Watercolor Book Hahnemühle 30x22 cm , I have to admit that it's a new way finding out how to do the lay out on the pages not that I am thinking a lot as one page can have drawings made on different days . I was inspired by the awesome artist Nina Johansson who is also a teacher in the adorable Sketchbookskool , well lets treat you with a lot of sketches , I will spoil you next time with a collage and after that with my new painting who is drying on my easel. Take care and hope to see you again soon .