Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Mask

The Mask - 22x29 cm Mixed media (print, ink and water colour) on paper
Time for some experimenting ... and some old techniques!  It is always inspiring to start something new (new technique, new sketchbook, new pens or pencils) and it is also always comforting to use an old way of working. So today I did both at the same time. Experimenting with my printer (it must be somehow more useful in my paintings...) and worked in one of my old favourite techniques: Water colour.... and :  Liked it :)

Saturday, June 13, 2015


Centaur Sketch on recycled paper 35x35 cm
When I haven't painted or drawn for a while, the start is always a little tricky, starting with the 'famous question' WHAT to paint or draw. When you are in the flow of drawing or painting, things move naturally, in my case mostly with a theme (Red Riding Hood for example) .... But after a long break, it seems even strange to think about the 'WHAT'
It seems, that I like to restart the process  with a small sketch, and then bigger drawings... and moving slowly to painting. And it seems I always go back to old themes and inspirations, like the Greek Mythology. Once I am back to 'real painting' I like to start to paint bottles or faces.... The theme then seems to be of no importance, but more to be understood as a 'warm up' and a remembering how to hold that brush :)

Thursday, June 11, 2015