Friday, 30 December 2011


Abstract oil on linnen, 40x50 cm., 16x20"
I finished this a month ago, but couldn't get a good picture of it. It's still not right but the best I could do. the painting was hanging on the wall to dry, and someone was mad about it. Today I got a call from her..........., So it's sold!!

Sunday, 18 December 2011

English landscape

Finally some watercolour painting again...........
I had the background done ages ago, and when I went through the unfinished paintings, I thought this could  be an English landscape with the mountains. For the foreground I used a photo of my friend Stephie to finish it.
A quarter sheet Arches.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Sunny City

It has been a while since I posted, but here is another abstract city. Made with a palet knife and acrylic paint on canvas. 50x70 cm.
I made this when my friend Stephie was here in August. We had lots of fun experimenting.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Red Passage

It's almost all done with a palet knive. I first put all the patches with different colours down and then devoeloped it into this abstract scene of a city and water.
Acrylic canvas is 80x100 cm, 32x40".

Saturday, 23 July 2011

The Major

My dog...The Major... a Jack Russell terrier is 14 years old now, and this is the second time I painted her.
Once in watercolour and now in................... watermixable oil paint.

Stephie and I saw a demonstration at the David Shepherd Wildlife Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London,
Mandy Shepherd and Emily Lamb were demonstrating there.

I ordered the watermixable oilpaint because I liked it so much and it does work fine.
No terpetine, no smell. Fantastic!! The brand I could order here is Cobra.

Oil on linnen, 12x16", 30x40 cm.

Thursday, 21 July 2011


I took a picture last year of these swallow's. The mother was feeding her youngsters on the gutter of my house. Acrylic on canvas, 80x100 cm.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Achlum, Friesland

This is a view in a little village called Achlum, Tanjabuurt.

Acrylic, 50x70 cm, 20x28 ".

Wednesday, 15 June 2011


Yesterday I hang the paintings for an exhibiton in a homecare called St. Jozef house.
The paintings are from members of the artgroup I join in the winter season.

The exhibition started June 15 and will last till October 15, 2011

At least the people in the homecare had really possitive feedback and enjoyed the paintings.
Ofcourse there are a lot of people visiting their mum or dad who have to stay in there because they can't live on their own anymore. Which means a lot of views biggrin.gif

3 of my acrylic paintings hang there. Totally there are 26 paintings hanging.

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Monday, 6 June 2011

Scottisch borders

Acrylic on canvas, 50x70 cm. 20x28".
The painting is totally from imagination.

Thursday, 21 April 2011


Abstract, acrylics on linnen, 40x50 cm, 16x20"

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Under Water

Just a title as it is blue, and there is movement in it.

Oil on linnen, 50x70 cm, 20x28"

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Friesian Horse

This is a Friesian horse, a breed fom Friesland the area where I live in the Netherlands.

Acrylics on canvas, 30x40 cm, 12x16".

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Friesland, dorpje Schalsum,

Once in a while I paint something else then abstract, so 2 paintings of a village nearby.
A part of Schalsum and the Schalsumer windmill, which is outside the village.
I see those views daily when I walk the dog.

Both acrylic on canvas, 40x50 cm, 16x20"

Friday, 11 March 2011


A view in my area, painted from memory. No drawing, and no photo.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

5-string Yoga

I loved painting this hand with bold colours, just an unusual subject.
Thanks to Jay Michael for the use of the photo.

Watercolor, 30x 40 cm, 12x16"

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Sunset abstract

Oil on linnen, 40x50 cm. 16x20"

Friday, 11 February 2011

Friesland, landscape

This landscape is a common view in the area I live in the Netherlands.
Watercolour, full sheet Hahnemuller, 50x70 cm. 20x28"

Tuesday, 8 February 2011


Oil on linnen, 20x28", 50x70 cm.

Thursday, 3 February 2011


Serene with a some sharp edges.
Oil on linnen, 50 x 70 cm, 20x28"

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

New Years Fire

Every year we have a fire in one of the streets nearby.
It burns from the last night of the year till the early morning of Januari 1st.
All night there are neighbours around the fire, good wishes, talking, a drink and something to eat once in a while.
I didn't go this year, but Tom did..............he was home at 6 am.

I first made a background, just fantasy, when the painting stood here on the easel, the colours remind me of a photo of 2 years ago. I used only a part of the photo, just the figures.
Oil on linnen, 50x70 cm.