Art and Illustration

 

“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

 

Latest Activities…

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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And some more activity…

Morning Collage

Morning Collage

Kickstarting the day I am currently refurbishing my website and to be honest, it's quite a boring job and I long to paint. But since both websites and painting are time-consuming activities, the painting will have to wait a bit. A few days I crept behind the computer...

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GiveAway winners and…a new one in prep!

GiveAway winners and…a new one in prep!

And the winners are.... Tosa &Michelle M. Heindl Congratulations!!! Please e-mail me your names and addresses through my contact form on my website and you will be sent your watercolor package asap!!!...

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My great love: granulating watercolors

My great love: granulating watercolors

When granulation becomes a style Over the years my watercolor painting style has varied greatly in appearance. But underneath the variety really boils down to three branches: I do stylized illustrated Tanka in ink and watercolor; I do illustrations based on...

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Watercolor Starter Kit GiveAway and unboxing

Watercolor Starter Kit GiveAway and unboxing

Dear readers, today I have something really nice to start the New Year with, a giveaway! But before I start, I want to wish everyone a very inspired and colorful 2019, of course! Unboxing request A few weeks back I was asked if I'd like to unbox a Watercolor studio...

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“Projection”

“Projection”

Philosophy and a cave Lately, I've been reading a lot of philosophy and science. Mighty interesting! And bound to find its way into my journal. One of the concepts I ran into last week was Plato's allegory of the cave. It basically says we human beings are poorly...

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Leafing through Memory Lane

Leafing through Memory Lane

Have you ever reread your old diaries? A gruesomely hot and long summer is behind us. And I'm so glad. How did you get through? The Viking blood I must have in my veins was seriously uncomfortable in the heat and I did little more than read 21 books. I'm so glad we...

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End of Summer Books

End of Summer Books

Hello dear reader, Are you still there? Or did you melt this summer? Boy, was it hot, wasn't it? The area where I live is normally cool since it's close to the sea. But this summer all that once was normal, evaporated in the heat. The viking blood in me (which is by...

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When a girl discovers Jane Eyre

When a girl discovers Jane Eyre

She barged starry-eyed into my studio, jumping and dancing around... Mr. Rochester had asked Jane Eyre to marry him after all! To the utter satisfaction of my daughter! It was nothing short from touching to see my teenage daughter swoon over a romantic novel dressed...

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Blockx Watercolor Review

Blockx Watercolor Review

Today I have another watercolor review for you! Another Belgian brand called Blockx. I heard about this brand of watercolor paint for the first time on the Handprint site. In my video review I say I read that these were one of MacEvoy's favored paints. But I...

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Isaro…what a discovery!

Isaro…what a discovery!

Do I have something exciting for you! Or at least for me it was! A few weeks ago I received a set of 'testeurs', dot samplers, of the Belgian Watercolor and Oil paint brand Isaro. I had not heard of them until a few days before then and was very excited to try out,...

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Hello again! And hello Spring!

Hello again! And hello Spring!

Hello dear readers, I'm back! I hopped on the back of Spring and flew back with it to the virtual lands to share new work with you, For starters I made this video review of Nila Colori watercolor paint. I received this paint months ago, to try and review. And it's...

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