Goodbye İzmir, Hello Ankara

Mineke Reinders Izmir Watercolors Wall Display

After 15 small, semi-daily paintings featuring scenes from İzmir, I consider that series complete for now. I’ve moved on to Ankara, the Turkish capital, where I spent considerably more time. Fourteen years ago, I spent a semester there with my family, and I went back several times for exhibits and to visit. It’s still a […]

A visit to İzmir during the lockdown

Mineke Reinders Izmir Watercolors Wall Display

Did that get your attention? Of course, I didn’t really travel to İzmir while we’re all cooped up at home, but I can always travel in my mind, and that’s exactly what I did. In part to distract myself from the daily barrage of corona-related news, I dove into my photo archive and did a […]

Merry Christmas to all

Mineke Reinders watercolor winter snow Ankara Merry Christmas

I hope you are finding some time to relax and unwind this holiday season, surrounded by family and friends, children, pets, and all the things that brighten your spirit. Light a candle for loved ones who passed, and remember people around you who might be lonely. I’ll get back to more regular posting in 2020, […]

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 […]