Friday, 25 October 2013

light as a feather

The atelier is filled with the aroma of etching ink today...a couple of new prints were born...a spotted feather and a peacock feather...available in my Etsy store!

Friday, 26 July 2013

little books of art

How cute are these! Photo books featuring recent work, just arrived today.
It can be seen here online.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

little winter birdies

This is where the creating is taking place at the moment...we've not been in the studio so much while the weather's so cold but that doesn't stop the art. I start the paintings with a dip ink pen and then add the watercolour. These three little birdies are common here in Western Europe: a blue tit, a magpie and a robin. The blue tit is particularly tiny! They're already listed in my Etsy shop... 
 ...along with this watercolour: Quiet time...

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

between adventures and meal times

A new etching has been born! The first of the year. A kitty taking a break between adventures and meal times...zzzzz When I came back from printing, our cat was looking just like this =^x^= Already listed in my etsy shop...

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

a dance in ink and watercolour

This last week I've been working on these ink drawing and watercolour paintings. I use a dip pen which has a wonderfully sketchy quality on the watercolour paper I use. I also like to use a water soluble ink which mixes nicely with the watercolour paint when I apply it. These three pieces are already listed in my Etsy shop.

Friday, 25 January 2013

sharpern your paint brushes, the new art classes are beginning

We're all set for the new art classes to begin in KunstCentrum Tholen (the art centre) ! We're starting in the week beginning 4th February.
Slijp uw penselen!
Alle schildercursussen starten in de week van 4 to 8 februari in KunstCentrum Tholen.
Voor meer informatie, zie of bel: 06 38904426

Thursday, 17 January 2013

prayer for peace: etchings printed on handmade paper from Nepal

These are a couple of very special etchings. They are both printed on beautiful handmade paper from Nepal which has a soft natural colour and structure. A friend of ours runs a charity in Nepal and makes yearly visits to Kathmandu. On her recent visit she brought me back a pack of fabulous paper. I featured the etchings themelves a while ago but I wanted to print these special editions because I think the etchings themselves fit well with the qualities of this paper. They are both here and here in my Etsy shop.

we woke up in Narnia this morning!

It's an ice world out there today!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

oh baby it's cold outside...

In Tholen this morning the sun was shining brightly and with the snow still on the ground it looked quite magical!

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

under a blanket of snow

Today we woke up in Tholen (in the Netherlands) under a blanket of snow. The little town looks like a proper winter wonderland. This was the harbour this morning...and our cat, Moeki, didn't much fancy going outside!