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

 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

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....

Monday, June 25, 2012

Ready

Ready   Mixed media on recycled paper  29x43cm.
Well.... this is the first post after half a year !!!
I have been so busy with my new studies (Interior Design) that I just didn't have any computer time for myself and no time at all for painting !

 I missed it a lot....

So this is the first painting after such a long 'non painting time' in my semester break.

I won't be able to paint a lot in that time, but I promise the next time at least I will let you know before I go ! At least now I know that next to studies, there is NO time for anything else :) I hope you are all well and busy doing your creative works ! I will come and visit the next couple of days !!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

coeur

Coeur Mixed media in sketchbook 
Working in my sketchbook to 'warm up' for bigger paintings again......

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

sisters

Sisters  Mixed media and collage in sketchbook 15x30cm
Back to working into my sketchbook ... Just also enjoying to work without a theme, but to just see 'what happens' !

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Memories  sketchbook 15x30cm 
After a long break, I am starting to get back into painting. The best way for me to start, is to start small and with not much exception ( which actually is always a good starting point !) 
More playing than planing.... 
This year I will have less time to paint as I will start to study ( interior design ) , but my plan is to still work in my sketchbooks and maybe to combine interiors with painting.... Not really sure how all that is going to work together ! But the idea of course is to keep painting  !!!