Sunday, 5 December 2010

Kunstwerken van deelnemers gevorderden cursus (Art work from advanced painting classes)

These are recent paintings from two members of our advanced painting classes, Ton and Lida Karremans.  The top 2 are from Ton and the chair is from Lida.  This is a painting that they both worked on together:

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

This year's Christmas cards

This year's Christmas cards: made with handmade papers and left over fabric.  The light handmade paper was made from recycled etching offcuts and a telephone directory! 

nieuwe aquarellen van vogeltjes (new watercolours of birds)

These are the latest additions to my etsy shop. A series of bird watercolours.  A Great Tit, a Robin, 2 Sparrows and a Black Bird.  All measure 13 x 18 cm.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

nieuw ets van een veertje (new etching of a feather)

The ink is still wet! I printed the first etchings of this feather...a spotted pheasant feather...using a warm sepia ink.  I love the warmth that this colour gives to the plate tone.  The copper plate measures 6 x 9 cm.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

workshop bloemen vilten (making felt flowers)

Monday I did a workshop making felt flowers with Liesbeth Romeijn in a tipi near Sint Annaland in Tholen.  I love tipi's (actually it's a Suomi dwelling) and I love felting... so I couldn't wait!  This is the flower I made:

I haven't decided yet whether to use it as decoration, or as a corsage, but it was a lot of fun to make.  The next adventure was the 'sushi' felting.  I made a roll of red and white wool and rolled and rolled and rolled and rolled.  Eventually I had a felt sausage that I could cut into pieces when it dried.  I think they look a bit like sweets! The other cool thing about the workshop was the fellow felters.  I met another etsy member!! Simone from Moon d-sign.  So looks like there'll be more workshops to attend!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Nieuw olieverf schilderij: Wolken lucht (New painting)

Francesco's latest atmospheric painting.  A sea and beach panoramic scene painted in oil on canvas (100 x 40 cm).

Monday, 15 November 2010

Vogels en veertjes: nieuwste etsen van vandaag (Today's newest etchings)

Wet off the press (literally!) today's newest etchings: a feather and a bird in a tree.  Both measure 6 x 9 cm and were engraved onto a copper plate.

Friday, 12 November 2010

nieuw etsen van deelnemers van cursus etsen (new etchings from this week's etching course)

These are the latest etchings from the new etching course.  The first etchings!  All have been made on a copper plate and measure 10 x 15 cm.  Always exciting to see the first etching printed off!

These are etchings made by the etchers on our classes with more experience.  The dove on the far left had been treated with an aquatint to produce the contrasting background.  Aquatint produces a kind of raster on the plate.  Ressin from the pine tree in powder form is dusted onto a maticulously cleaned copper plate (in this case that has already been etched and placed in the acid bath).  The plate is then heated and the powder layer melts onto the plate.  With the dove etching, the bird was covered up using a spirit varnish so that it remains 'white', ie without a raster.  The plate is then placed in the iron chloride bath -  in this case for 30 mins to produce a deep raster.  It is then cleaned and prepared for printing.

The blue and brown artworks top and bottom were engraved using the dry needle technique on perspex, and the brambles on the right were etched on copper and placed in an iron chloride bath.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

dagje uit in creatief Tholen

Dagje uit in creatief Tholen... (a day out in creative Tholen) - I've just received the cards from the printers that I'd designed to promote all the creative shops and studios in Tholen. I'm very happy with them!  Nice map on the back featuring a picture of Francesco's famous etching of a panoramic view of Tholen from the harbour.  For a little town I think there's quite a lot to see! All within walking distance in the historical centre of the old town, with free parking to boot!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Francesco's nieuwste schilderij - havenstadje (Francesco's latest painting)

Francesco's nieuwste schilderij van een havenstadje. (acryl op doek 60 x60cm)

Francesco's just finished this painting in acrylic (60 x 60cm). He's called it an impression of a town harbour.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Opbouw schilderij op clavecimbel (the making of a painting on a harpsichord)

Een filmpje over het maken in opdracht van een schilderij op het clavecimbel van Jan de Viet te Tholen. Uitgevoerd door Francesco Antonietti.

A film showing the making of a painting on a Clavecimbel in commission from Jan de Viet from Tholen.  Created by Francesco Antonietti.

Friday, 13 August 2010

nieuw aquarel schilderijtjes (new mini watercolours)

Ik heb net een hele serie kleine aquarellen gefabriceerd speciaal voor de markt in Veere a.s. dinsdag! Komt dat zien! Komt dat zien!

I've just finished making a series of little watercolours for the market in Veere next Tuesday!

Friday, 6 August 2010

Demonstratie etsen maken op de kunstmarkt in Middelburg (etching demonstration on the art market in Middelburg, Zeeland)

Foto's van een ets demonstratie in Middelburg op de kunstmarkt, Abdijplein, met een selectie van onze etsen. Volgende demonstratie is a.s. dinsdag in Veere!  

Last Sunday we attended an art market on the Abdijplein (the Abbey) in Middelburg.  We gave demonstrations of the printing process of the etchings and displayed a selction of our work. The next demonstration is in Veere on Tuesday!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Historische Markt Veere - Met demonstraties over hoe een ets gemaakt wordt (etching demonstrations on the Historic Market in Veere)

Fotos van de Historische Markt in Veere (elke dinsdag in juli en augustus) met demonstraties over hoe een ets gemaakt wordt door atelier28 in Zeeuws klederdracht. Hartstikke gezellig!

A selection of photos from the Historical Market in Veere, Zeeland, Netherlands (every Tuesday in July and August) with demonstrations of how etchings are made by atelier28. The market has a selection of local crafts people presenting traditional crafts and local products, wearing costumes traditional for Zeeland.  Great atmosphere!!

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Darwin en de konijnen...nieuwe etsen van 2 deelnemers van de cursus etsen maken (new etchings from participants of the etching courses)

Darwin en de konijnen...nieuwe etsen van 2 deelnemers van de cursus etsen maken in KunstCentrum Tholen.

Darwin and the rabbits.  These are a selection of new etchings from 2 participants of the etching courses in KunstCentrum Tholen.  The etchings of Darwin are colour etchings made by applying a rainbow of coloured inks to the copper plate and working them carefully into the design without removing too much ink or leaving too much on the plate.  The rabbits were made on copper plates and have been inked in with black and sepia inks.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

meer etsen (more etchings)

More new etchings.  The etchings with the beach huts and bicycles have been treated with an aquatint and the cat and huts have been coloured in using watercolour.

Monday, 7 June 2010

nieuwste etsen van Zeeland (latest etchings)

Four new etchings! First one was made by Francesco of Veere, and the other three are by Andrea.  All measure 6 x 9cm, made on copper plate, and the beach huts and harbour town have been treated with an aquatint.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Flags and wardrobes - local craft supplies and crafts people in Tholen

The Flag: In Tholen there's a fantastic haberdashery called Astid Kleermakerij.  It's a treasure trove of fabric, wool, buttons, advice and the unexpected.  Using a selection of material featuring dutch style motifs, with clog wearing children, windmills and alike, I made a flag for the atelier. A little bit of red, white and blue to brighten up the corner between atelier28 and idee bij leen (our new neighbour, with handmade jewellery, memo boards, soap chains and much more!!). 

The wardrobe: We've been looking at wardrobes for years to fit in out attic appartment...and couldn't find one that fitted, both in size and style. Tholen is full of craftsman, so I made a design sketch for a simple rustic wardrobe and Sjaak Lindhout from a local interior design and furniture makers got to work for us. It was even erected in situ since the stairway is too narrow. It's just what we wanted! A 'what you see is what you get' wardrobe. Lovely chunky doors which look different in all lights.  It even smells nice! 

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Francesco's nieuwste schilderij - havenstadje (Francesco's latest painting)

Francesco's nieuwste schilderij van een havenstadje. (acryl op doek 60 x60cm)

Inspired by a card I brought back from England, Francesco's just finished this painting in acrylic (60 x 60cm). He's called it an impression of a town harbour.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

jurk gemaakt van handgeschept papier (dress made from handmade paper)

This dress is 100% paper. Including the straps!!  The bodice is made from handmade paper made from a mix of pulps: Japanese bark, rhubarb, apple and banana skins.  All prepared from scratch. And the skirt is a kind of mulberry paper that is very fine and translucent...and dances with the light.  The straps and the join in the back of the bodice is made from very fine paper yarn which I bought a week or so ago from a fellow paper lover Linda Thalmann.  More artwork incorporating handmade paper can be seen on display in KunstCentrum Tholen.

papier draad (Japanese paper and felt bead necklace)

This necklace has been made with paper yarn, following a method used in Japan.  It's quite laborious starting with preparing the bark from the kozo tree, a kind of mulberry tree.  The bark is cooked with soda until the fibres soften.  It is then thoroughly rinsed in cold water, traditionally this was done by rinsing it in a stream.  Before it can be used to make paper, it needs to be beaten to seperate the fibres, so they are not too clumpy. 

To form good even and thin sheets a special viscous substance called formation aid is added to the vat.  This allows the fibre to flow slowly back and forth on the papermaking mould as the water drains through. The newly formed sheets are stacked on top of each other and pressed over night to squeeze most of the water out. The next day they can be separated one by one and layed out on a flat surface to dry.

So, now the paper's ready it can be turned into yarn.  This works best if the paper is dampened slightly.  It is trimmed into strips and rolled.  The short strips can then be joined together similar to how wool is twisted and joined together to form yarn.

Before making the necklace I treated the yarn with a waterproofer to give extra strength.  The hand felted beads are made from undied sheeps wool.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

boekjes gemaakt met handgeschept papier (handmade paper book with bookmark suitable for sketching and painting)

I've been experimenting with coptic binding because I like the way the book stays open instead of closing on itself.  I made these little sketch books with various handmade papers and bound them with paper yarn. The pages are good quality handmade papers suitbable for drawing or painting on.  Some have been adorned with prints of dutch houses or bicycles and all of them have bookmarks attached. "Made in Holland" beads have also been added as a finishing touch! They can be found in my etsy shop. 

nieuwe dingen in mijn etsy winkel (new additions to my etsy shop - origami earrings and necklaces made with paper yarn)

These are my latest creations. Paper jewellery: origami earrings made with Japanese origami paper. Peace cranes embelished with heart and elephant beads.  Plus crochet paper yarn necklaces.  The brown natural yarn is very fine and delicate, yet strong, and the white is thicker giving it more body.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

andrea's nieuwste etsen (andrea's newest etchings)

Nieuwste etsen vandaag afgedrukt. De inkt is nog nat!  Gemaakt op kleine koper plaatjes 9 x 6 cm.

Newest etchings printed off today.  The ink is still wet!  Made on small copper plates 9 x 6 cm.