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“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.”

– David Bowie

For me, it’s colour and texture

 

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Maximum extraction in translation

Maximum extraction in translation

As it happened, I was reading Zucked by Roger McNamee when I heard that celebrities were sending a signal to facebook by boycotting it and instagram for a day with the #StopHateforProfit campaign. I immediately remembered this tanka I drew and wrote last year and...

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Cobalt Teals compared

Cobalt Teals compared

One of my favorite pigments to work with, was PG50, a bright cobalt teal, or bright turquoise that is very much in fashion in art today. It holds a super vibrant and bright middle between blue and gold, although I prefer those that lean more towards the blue. I say it...

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Making Rembrandt watercolor studio paint boxes

Making Rembrandt watercolor studio paint boxes

When I got the almost full new collection of Rembrandt watercolor paints, I wanted to make studio palettes to have the paint ready at hand. This video shows how I made two lovely studio paint boxes: https://youtu.be/JJLfd3P3Lss For a list of supplies, check out the...

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And some more activity…

Mindless faces

Mindless faces

Mindless faces are faces I draw mindlessly and without a plan. They can be exercises to loosen up the fingers, to just relax and listen to an audiobook or to pour a surplus of emotion or thought into. Often, they come to life in wee, meaningful moments in busy times....

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Rembrandt Watercolor – the Old and the New collection

Rembrandt Watercolor – the Old and the New collection

A big surprise It felt like Christmas when a huge box full of watercolor paint tubes unexpectedly arrived at my door... Half an hour later a caterpillar of tubes containing lush watercolor paints lay on the dining table in order - screaming to be swatched and painted...

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New Work

New Work

An update Covid-19 isolation brought new flow and I've been practising and working on new paintings and sketches incessantly for weeks now. I keep forgetting to update my blog and website, so I figured it was high time to show you some of my latest work, if you...

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Experimenting feelings onto paper

Experimenting feelings onto paper

A not-so secret hermit in isolation Dear reader, here's a little word from the art cocoon....a blogpost about laying down feelings through experiments on paper. About how visual journaling helps me process confusing and difficult emotions in this covid-19...

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Corona-times tip: inspiration hack and a Wise Tree

Corona-times tip: inspiration hack and a Wise Tree

Inspiration and hard times We can all do with an inspiration hack at the moment, can't we? It's not easy, feeling inspired with an outerworldly situation going on around you or even very close to you. And yet, worrying doesn't solve anything. As long as you take...

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Sender? The Universe.

Sender? The Universe.

If you've been following me online, you may remember that sometimes the Universe really does deliver. A few weeks ago, two more wishes were spontaneously fulfilled. Sender? The Universe. This year I quit online teaching in order to focus on my own art and writing. It...

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Drawing Corona virus concerns away?

Drawing Corona virus concerns away?

Normally, when the whole world goes woowoo over something, I tend to back away and withdraw from the discussion. Usually there's so much debate and sensation that hard news facts are tough to find anyway and so I try not to. But this time with the Corona virus it's...

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New work and focus, reorganization and FINAL CALL

New work and focus, reorganization and FINAL CALL

March has already come, so it's been two months that I've been focusing solely on new work. Or rather…I've also been reorganizing my studio due to some new arrivals and I've been doing some online updating. You will read all about it here. Shifting Focus for New Work...

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Stepping into the Twenties

Stepping into the Twenties

Stepping into the Twenties When I say 'the Twenties' I'm reminded of "The House of Elliott", the Charleston, Art Deco, sleek and ornate knee-high party dresses and half short hairdos that were flat over the head and then curled back up from the neck to the ears. The...

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