A case of writer’s block

Blocked It’s been quiet here lately, not because of a lack of activity on the painting front, but because I’ve been suffering from a case of writer’s block. Though I’ve tried to follow the usual advice of just sitting down to write, whenever I looked over my writing the next day, I hated it, so […]

More on Venice

mineke reinders door to door framing suggestion

Door to Door: available here This past Sunday, an out of control cruise ship crashed into a dock and a tourist boat on the Guidecca Canal in Venice. Five people were injured; not to minimize that, but obviously it could have been much worse. According to reporters, this was an accident waiting to happen. Apart […]


mineke reinders paintings category venice

Tomorrow, I’m off to Gouda to attend the World Watercolor Masters 2019 Exhibition and Festival. I’m really excited about this first international showcase and event organized by IWS Holland, and will let you know how it went. Of course, I’ll be bringing my camera!Coincidentally, the annual ceramics market of Gouda also takes place tomorrow and […]

International Watercolor Exhibition Gouda

Mineke Reinders - The Magic Hour - IWS Holland - Gouda

World Watercolor Masters 2019 IWS Holland is organizing a watercolor festival and exhibition May 30 – June 2 at Arti Legi in Gouda, the Netherlands. More than 80 watercolors by masters of the medium from 25 countries will be shown, and I’m happy my work – shown above – will be among them!The opening of […]

Workshop reminder / Three versions of Demolition

Demolition: watercolor on paper

Please scroll down for English Herinnering: Workshop stadsgezichten in aquarel, zaterdag 13 april 2019Er zijn nog enkele plaatsen: geef je snel op! Ja, ik doe mee! We gaan serieus, maar ook gezellig, aan de slag met het onderwerp stadsgezichten. Aquarel is bij uitstek geschikt om het vlotte, fleurige stadsleven vast te leggen. Hoe je dat […]

Winter Salon exhibition at Galerie Drentsche Aa


Happy and proud to be guest artist in Galerie Drentsche Aa’s current exhibit, Winter Salon. The exhibit runs through March 31st.

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 […]