Visitekaartjes Opening Reception

If you follow me on Facebook you may have already seen my post about the opening of the exhibit “Visitekaartjes”, but since this is going out to my subscribers by RSS newsletter tomorrow, I wanted to post here as well for those who have – perhaps wisely – chosen not to live the virtual life […]

Visitekaartjes: an exhibit of miniature paintings

For English please scroll down. Visitekaartjes is de titel van een expositie van kunstwerken op miniatuurformaat, die a.s. zondag van start gaat bij Galerie Paterswolde, Hoofdweg 161 in de gelijknamige plaats. Aan deze expositie nemen maar liefst 160 kunstenaars deel met ruim 800 kleine, maar fijne kunstwerkjes! Van mij zijn er een zestal werkjes in […]

A room with a view in Toruń, Poland


From the hotel room where we stayed a few years ago, we had a view of this charming Art Nouveau building in the center of Toruń, Poland. It was a bit of a challenge to draw, because I didn’t have any photos of the entire building, so I had to cobble it together from photos of […]

Painting tiny little paintings


For an exhibit later this month entitled Visitekaartjes (Calling Cards), I’ve promised to deliver six miniature paintings. The size limit for these is 100 cm², which translates to 10×10 cm for a square or 8×12,5 cm for a rectangle (for the metric impaired, that’s roughly 4×4 or 3×5 inches). In other words, really really tiny! […]

Day 31 – Inktober 2017


I discovered this really fun little building in Groningen yesterday, and couldn’t wait to draw it. I only had a tiny sketchbook with me, and besides it was raining, so I decided to take a few photographs and retreat to the comfort of my studio… So, without further ado, here’s my final effort for Inktober […]

Day 29-30 – Inktober 2017


We’re nearing the finish line of Inktober with only one day left to go. Here’s my latest effort, started yesterday and completed today. And though Inktober is almost over, that doesn’t mean I’ll be putting away my pens. On the contrary – I had already started incorporating ink drawing into my repertoire, and this month […]

Day 24 – Inktober 2017


I have not kept up with the Inktober challenge lately – too many other things got in the way… Nevertheless, I did manage an ink drawing yesterday and this time I decided to add watercolor right away. The location of this drawing is a street corner in Assen, the capital of Drenthe, where I happen […]

Day 18 – Inktober 2017


Color or no color? I’ve been so busy lately with both art-related and personal matters that my drawing practice has fallen by the wayside. All I’ve managed to do is this ink drawing of a scene just up the road from the one I did on Day 12. Not sure if I’ll be adding color […]