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MY FIRST LESSON FOR PYHAS 2020

A monochrome portrait on tonal value I've been filming and editing my first lesson for Paint Your Heart and Soul 2020 hosted by Olga Furman. I've created a monochrome portrait in red with expressive line work in white pastel pencil. You'll learn about tonal value and make a value scale. You'll create contrast and depth to the face, making it…

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TIME LAPSE ‘THE WARMTH OF HER SPIRIT’
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TIME LAPSE ‘THE WARMTH OF HER SPIRIT’

'The warmth of her spirit' I love to paint facial expressions and emotions in my portraits, and painting this girl gave me so much joy! I wanted her to express fun, happiness and strength! Because the energy of fun is very powerful! The experience of joy creates all kinds of positive effects, because it has such a high energy. It's…

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HOW TO FIXATE YOUR DRAWING
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HOW TO FIXATE YOUR DRAWING

Fixating your drawing with diluted gesso I hope you have enjoyed my free lesson 'Her Journey'. In this lesson my drawing was already in place. I started filming after I sketched the portrait. So I never showed you how I fixate my drawing. I sketch my portraits using a water-soluble graphite pencil. When this gets wet or in touch with the…

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PAINT YOUR HEART AND SOUL 2020 IS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION, AND I’M GIVING AWAY A FREE SPOT!
Paint Your Heart and Soul 2020

PAINT YOUR HEART AND SOUL 2020 IS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION, AND I’M GIVING AWAY A FREE SPOT!

Registration is now open for A year-long art course, paint your heart and soul! I am honoured to be invited to be one of the instructors participating in an amazing year-long art course called 'Paint Your Heart and Soul 2020". The course is now open for registration! And it is going to be amazing this year. You might have already…

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EXPLORING THE ABSTRACT

Old love never dies. Oh, that summer break! It stirrs up mixed feelings in my heart. On the one hand, I'm glad my children, who are 6 and 8 years old now, are free from the daily hustle and bustle of every-day school life. That they can relax, explore and do the things they want in their own time. I…

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ONLINE ART AUCTION

Art Auction on july 4th, 5th and 6th. I´m very excited to be part of the online art auction at Gaudy Goose Gallery. Many wonderful artists will be offering their artworks during this auction and it will be a great opportunity to buy an original artwork for reduced prices!Sandi Markwood is hosting this auction, and with this auction she is…

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TIME LAPSE VIDEO OF PAINTING ´STILL AND PEACEFUL IN HER PRESENCE`.
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TIME LAPSE VIDEO OF PAINTING ´STILL AND PEACEFUL IN HER PRESENCE`.

Still and Peaceful. There are times when it takes time for a painting to develope. But working on this piece gave me peace and it calmed me. So that´s where she has gotten her title. And it was so opposite  of the feelings I had, when I was working on my last painting ´Breathe and Reassess`. That painting challenged me…

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PORTRAIT A DAY.
A personal challenge of one portrait a day for 30 days.

PORTRAIT A DAY.

A personal challenge of one portrait a day. In 2018 I challenged myself to do a portrait a day from 11-11 until 12-12. I wanted to challenge myself to create a finished portrait in one day. This way I would have to show up at my easel to paint. And I wanted to see how it would improve my skills.…

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MY VISIT TO LITA CABELLUT’S EXHIBITION.

Lita Cabellut, exhibition at the Jan van der Togt museum. Recently I visited Lita Cabellut's exhibition at the Jan van der Togt museum in Amstelveen.I really love Lita's work. It is full of expression and she uses a very unique fresco technique that she combines with modern oil paint application. Her portraits are larger than life, both figuratively and literally,…

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WHAT ART SUPPLIES DO I USE FOR MY PAINTINGS ON PAPER?

Mixed Media exploration. Lately I  have gotten a lot of questions about what art supplies I use for my works on paper. So in this blog I would like to share with you my favorite art supplies for this series. When I discovered the world of mixed media it really opened up a lot of opportunities for me. It wasn't necessary…

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