“MIRROR, MIRROR…” the online Gouache, Mixed Media and Story building class is now online!!!

Learn Visual Storytelling & Gouache and Mixed Media Basics!

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I’m Mandy van Goeije, a Dutch artist/illustrator/teacher. With a head full of inspiration I relentlessly try to find ways of expressing myself in imagery and language, helping others to do the same.

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Latest blog posts:

Speedpaint and new Art Journal Pages

Speedpaint and new Art Journal Pages

Speedpaint video + a little about gouache Last week I painted this floral pattern painting above. It was a wonderful, colorful and relaxing process that I wanted to share with you in this speedpaint. At the same time I was writing an article on gouache. I figured, why...

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Illustration Friday: Resist

Illustration Friday: Resist

Illustration Friday contribution Finally I had time to sit down and do another illustration for Illustration Friday! I've missed doing that and it's been a fab day working in between chores and errands. But the illustration is there. This week's theme was "Resist". I...

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Color wheel and meeting my unknown sister

Color wheel and meeting my unknown sister

The unknown sister Last Monday something VERY exciting happened. For the first time I met one of my YouTube followers in real life! Caroline visited our country and proposed to meet...which we did! We and our husbands spent an unexpected marvelous afternoon in the...

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New Color My Page Challenge + format review

New Color My Page Challenge + format review

Big Color My Page Challenge news!!! Hi everyone! It's been a bit quiet on my blog, but I've been brooding and producing...I have a new online art class coming up (news and sign up at the end of this week!!!) and I've reconstructed the Color My Page Art Challenge a...

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Online Workshop: Mixed Media Character Faces!!!

David Bowie on expression:

“There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say. The words just jolly it along. It’s always been my way of expressing what for me is inexpressible by any other means.”