Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sketching & Painting

Close-up Birdcages. 70 cm x 100 cm. Acrylics and oilpaint on canvas.

This is a painting where I'm working on right now. The skelleton kings (that's how I name them) were were painted 2 or 3 years ago, but I didn't know what to do with the background...

I'm learning every day how to solve the background-problems. So I want to make a forest (or something floral) in the background. They hold a keychain full of keys and release all kind of birds from the white birdcages.

Although I have little time for it, I want to paint one hour a day on it!

Oilpaint. Old (Winstor & Newton) versus new (Old Hollandsch). The oilpaint I've got for my 12th birthday I still have! This is a bad sign because I really have to paint more paintings!
I love it.
It gives me a happy feeling and I can paint really quick.

But somehow I always have to find time for this. That's why I have a lot of sketches and drawings.
Flowerqueen. Pencil and red pencil on heavy paper. 21 cm x 29,7 cm.
Maybe this is nice for a big painting later on!


  1. Wow that paint tube has aged really well haha.

    Skeletons are usually creepy but yours are actually nice looking :)


  2. love the skeleton kings!! I'd love to see the finished version :)

  3. is die oud hollands echt zo geniaal om mee te schilderen? gezien ze zeggen dat dat het beste van het beste is. Ze zijn leuk naast elkaar, die flowerqueen is mooi! oja even iets over je website, de letters v.d. titels vallen links uit beeld. x

  4. Hi Marjolein to get the random other posts blocks on the right of my blog I just went to


    then followed the instructions on the website. Nice and easy just how I like it! Enjoy :)


  5. The birdcages piece is so wonderful. Don't know how you continue to put out such great stuff so consistently.

  6. These artworks are really beautiful!! awesome!!


  7. wow these are gorgeous! you are truly gifted. i love all your work.

    now following :D

  8. AWESOME!! ... Im speachless......