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 […]

Workshop demo


On Saturday, October 14th, I gave a workshop Landscape in Watercolor for eight enthusiastic watercolor students at Atelier AquarEllen in the idyllic village of Zwiggelte. The weather cooperated beautifully and we enjoyed Ellen’s lovely lunch in the garden. Everyone worked hard and learned a lot, which was very rewarding for me. This is the demo […]

Inktober 2017 – Interlude


No new drawing today… I was busy with other things, and will be very busy this weekend too, so I thought it would be nice to post an ink and watercolor drawing I did a while ago that I haven’t yet shared with the world at large. I’m calling this an interlude, because it’s not […]

Day 12 – Inktober 2017


Only an ink drawing yesterday. I contemplated adding watercolor, but when I posted this on Facebook, a few artist friends suggested strongly that I leave it alone – and that’s what I did. In any case, this is the kind of city scene I really love: an ordinary morning, people going about their business, figures […]

Day 11 – Inktober 2017


I skipped my ink drawing practice yesterday, but went back to the drawing board today. I’ve learned to pay attention when something inside my head whispers: “too much…”. That means it’s time to slow down a little, so that’s what I did. This drawing is of a friendly little shop in Safranbolu, Turkey, where I […]

Day 9 – Inktober 2017


As with the previous drawing, I did the ink drawing yesterday and added watercolor today. I’m not entirely happy with the result this time. The placement of the big tree on the right is problematic. In fact, the composition would have been better as a vertical, with the right third omitted entirely. In analyzing what […]

Day 7 – Inktober 2017


Knol’s Koek is a specialized bakery in Groningen where they make different varieties of Groninger Koek. If you don’t know what koek is, take a look at the bakery’s website and click on the names under ‘Assortiment’ to see pictures of different kinds of koek. Better yet, come to Groningen and sample some for yourself! There […]

Day 5 – Inktober


Yesterday was my birthday, so I gave myself the day off…:)  Today, I’m battling a nasty cold, but I did manage to get a little ink drawing and coloring in. Maybe not my best piece, but it was the best I could do given how crummy I’m feeling. India ink, watercolor, and gouache on toned […]