Winter is Coming…

Snowy City - Mineke Reinders

Snowy CityWatercolor on Millford, 26×36 cmLocation: Assen, the Netherlands We haven’t had any snow here yet, but thinking about Christmas card designs put me in the mood for painting snow scenes. This is based on photos I took two winters ago in the historic district here in Assen. The snow was already starting to melt, […]

Are you a plein air painter?

Urban Wilderness Watercolor

When I first started painting about thirty years ago, that was a question nobody ever asked me. Even when I was an art student in the early nineties, it wasn’t a subject that ever came up. How things have changed in the world of art-making! Plein air is a big thing nowadays, both as an […]

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