Monday, July 1, 2013

Black Thoughts

Black Thoughts   Mixed media and collage on paper   29x41cm

My first painting after such a long time... and probably also the last one before the semesters starts again :) 
It is a bit different than my work usually I think, maybe because of my 'shade and shadow studies for interiors' Also I think I enjoyed to paint/draw it slowly without rush and the shading was more or less a meditative exercise !

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Nothing to hold on ...

Nothing to hold on.... Ink, coffee, acrylic and string in sketchbook

It has been such a long time that I posted and an even longer time that I have painted. With all the time that I need to do my studies, there is just nooo time left at all for painting. But now the holidays are on, but I am not sure if I will get to 'real' painting.... I might just do few sketches in my sketchbook. It just takes time to get back into it ! And by that time I might be back at my studies again ;-) 
I hope everybody is well (and working more regular than I do !!!!)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Starman (Juri Gagarin)

Starman  Mixed media and collage on old paper 25x25cm.

Something a little bit different today..... A painting inspired by an article I read about Juri Gagarin, the first man who really saw the stars !

There are so many courageous people out there to be admired, and I don't mean just the big courageous things like Juri did....

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Bla bla bla

Bla bla bla   Mixed media and collage in sketchbook
What I really like about sketchbooks is, that there is no fear.... the act of drawing or painting is more a playing than a planing..... The result is then often so different than expected with new ideas coming up while playing !

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Dreaming Time

Dreaming Time   Mixed media and collage in sketchbook
I have worked the last couple of days in my sketchbook, but I am not really in the rhythm to paint, to write, to post ...... The internet makes a lot of things easier.... but on the same time makes also a lot of work ! I don't know how a lot of you do it ....
Sometimes I have the impression that the action around the painting ( taking a photo, resizing etc etc etc...) is more work than the actual painting :))

 Anyway, this painting is about  what I do at night :) I go and visit my old life !

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Element Fire

Element Fire   Mixed media and collage on old paper   29x43cm.

One more painting from last week, and I am aware now, that I will also have to paint element earth and element air now :) It seems after a long time not painting I find it easiest just to paint faces ... before a theme really evolves. But the coming week I will concentrate on my sketchbooks again to loosen up a bit ! I don't like when my paintings become stiff and somehow dead. The best medicine for that is to work with collages in my case or trying to "fill up a sketchbook the day" ;-)
Also I gave a little interview at Red Bubble the other day if you are interested. Amazing how few things get clear when you write about them ...

Friday, November 16, 2012

Back to painting !!!

Melbourne Series 2    15 mixed media paintings 100x70cm

 It has been a very long time since I posted here something .... and it has been a very long time since I painted ! But as always : I am back :)

To come back to my working space, to open my boxes with my colours and tints... the smell of the coffee I paint with... gives me such a wonderful feeling....even I don't know what to start painting !
So it was good, that I had this Melbourne painting still there, that I had to finish. And we will see what the next couple of days will bring :)

Friday, July 27, 2012


 Possum Mixed media and collage on paper. 
I have started my studies again but still hope, that I will be able to paint  a little bit ( I think I had the same hope for last semester :)) 
I might just do some small works, that will be at the end part of one big frame ( like "Discovering Melbourne's secrets") And this one will be also about Melbourne... and one of the first things I think about when thinking about Melbourne ....are the possums :) 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Portrait   Acrylic on collage and recycled paper.  29×41cm.

Just playing with colour....

Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Sisters

Sisters   Mixed media in sketchbook

After not painting for so many months, it is a bit difficult to get back into it ! Also because the time seems so short and precious and I think " It needs to be good, there is no time to waste here" and this sort of thinking is the worse for a painting.  In those cases the best for me to do is to work in my little sketchbook, where I can't even take the painting out, because I am working on both pages . Meaning that I just paint for the sake of painting. It is small, so it's also 'not too serious' .... I never seem to take my smaller works really serious, I think,  I still believe in " as bigger the painting as betterit is " How stupid really, as some of my best paintings I believe are small !!!
Also I chose an old theme of mine, that I haven't explored a lot yet ..... The sisters ! There is more to come there....