The garden is no more…

Autumn Garden

Behind the building where I live there used to be a community garden. I walked by it every day. The watercolor above shows you how it looked about a year ago, but alas, the garden is no more… This past spring, I was surprised to see that there was no planting, sowing or tending of […]

Painted Memories

Commissions

Do you have a special place that you would like to see immortalized in a painting? Perhaps it’s your hometown or the house you grew up in. Or it may be a place you’ve visited that has special meaning for you. If so, you might consider commissioning me to make a painting for you or a […]

More tiny little paintings

Visitekaartjes - Summer Evening - Prague

It’s that time of year again… I’ve been busy painting tiny little paintings for an exhibit next month entitled Visitekaartjes (Calling Cards). The size limit for these is 122 cm², which translates to 9×13 cm for a rectangle (for the metric impaired, that’s about 3.5×5.1 inches). I do like painting small, but this is quite […]

A Walk in the Park

Mineke Reinders watercolor Walk in the Park

The place: Münster, GermanyThe time: A summer afternoonThe mood: Peaceful Münster is a beautiful city with a rich – and at times gruesome – history. You wouldn’t guess from looking at this peaceful scene, which is just minutes from the historic city center. Three friends or colleagues are taking a walk along a leafy path […]

Daydream

Daydream

The place: Bielefeld, GermanyThe time: A summer morningThe mood: Cheerful This is a scene from Bielefeld, Germany, where I lived with my family from 2010-2012. Nothing grand, but I like the feel of a city street with people walking around on an ordinary day. So much of life is like that… Available here

Light in a Dark Alley

Light in a dark alley

The place: Groningen, the Netherlands The time: An afternoon in summer The mood: Mysterious There’s something irresistible about a narrow alley that always draws me in. It’s cosy and mysterious at the same time. I’m quite familiar with this particular alley, but what made me want to paint it was that sliver of light coming […]

A House Full of Memories

House Full of Memories

The place: Hacı Bayram Veli Cd., Ankara, Turkey The time: A summer afternoon The mood: Melancholy I walked around this part of Ankara about ten years ago, before the neighborhood underwent extensive renovations and many buildings were torn down. This old house, with its faded colors and its many building materials, has been demolished, though […]

Small painting: Passage

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My daughter has started a new phase in life recently as a student of English Language and Literature at the University of Utrecht. For those of you not familiar with the geography of the Netherlands, Utrecht is just about the most central city in our country. From there, you can reach almost any destination within […]