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An Aubrey Beardsley inspired poster

As an assignment from the Art Academy class Art History, this year we need to create four posters and or advertisements. Each inspired on an art periode from 1880 till now. For the first poster, I chose to get inspired by Art Nouveau and especially by the works of Aubrey Beardsley. In addition to using […]

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Sketching near The Potmarge

The ‘Potmarge’ is one of the nicest parts of Leeuwarden. Yesterday I had a great time walking near this centuries old water way. Sketching trees en views, while the sun was shining. I just love springtime!   A couple of fast sketches:

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Working with gold leaf

In art academy I followed a workshop ‘working with gold leafs’ by Candace Charlton. Below the results. Golden angel 24 x 30 cm, acrylics on mdf with 23,75 karat gold leaf € 100 (shipping costs not included) Golden sunset 25 x 25 cm, acrylics on board with 23,75 karat gold leaf € 50 (shipping costs […]

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Christmas market

What a great Christmas market in the Blokhuispoort in Leeuwarden! Thanks mum for your wonderful help, thanks to all the visitors of the market, thanks to all of my customers, thanks for all the great little talks, thanks for the organisation of the market. To that sweet girl who got the pens to decorate tree […]

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Illuminated letter

As an assignment for art school, I created this illuminated letter. In the middle ages they where used to illustrate manuscripts. This illuminated letter has some Celtic motifs and a fantastic animal motif.

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Etch parrot

For the first time in my life, tonight I have been etching (drypoint). What a nice experience. I loved doing it. I really want to experiment with it a lot more. Unfortunately, I don’t have a press and the right ink, so I’ll have to be patient. It’s a dirty job by the way, the […]

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Mixed Media

Too old to learn? Never! After I’ve worked a lot of years in IT and communications, I realised that making art is my passion. Because I want to make better art, I started artschool (Kunstacademie Friesland) last september. I enjoy that so much. An evening playing with mixed media resulted in these two works of […]

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Hanny

It was rather difficult to make a good photo of this painting, because it’s shining all over due to the oil glaze. This photo reflects the painting the best, although I like the painting better.

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Portrait of Paul de Leeuw

For almost a year I doubted whether this portrait of Dutch comedian and television host Paul de Leeuw was “finished”. Because tomorrow I drew this portrait exactly one year ago, I today decided: It’s done!

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Rembrandtmarket great success

Looking out on the Van Harenskerk last saturday I had a booth on the Rembrandtmarket in St. Annaparochie. What a great market it was! I will definitely join in next year. There even was a visitor who enjoyed herself so much watching my art and me making art that she stayed for over an hour. […]

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