Friday, 26 October 2018

To paint flowers

Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is. 
Jackson Pollock.

Nasturtiums, every garden should have some. 
And you should have this painting! 

To use waterpaint when painting flowers is such a joy! Here are two of my latest and simple watercolour paintings.

New paintings

"Make time for your ART, it is important!" 

The Quiver Tree is probably the most spectacular aloe species that is found in South Africa because of its sculptural form. Aloe dichotoma, also known as Quiver tree or Kokerboom (Afrikaans), is a species of aloe indigenous to Southern Africa.

Oil painting: 60 x 60 cm. on blocked canvas, for sale. 

Friday, 13 April 2018

My latest paintings

Sometimes a person makes him- or herself believe they can't do a certain thing! For me it was always a challenge to paint a face. 

I enjoy painting landscapes: trees, water, clouds. Then one day, I tried something new! Faces. After painting three different faces, I longed to paint trees again. Life is interesting. 

I'm happy to share my work and hope you enjoy it too! Thanks for visiting my blog. 

Landscape with snow on the mountains.  30 x 42 cm., on blocked canvas, available

 Palette knife art, so much joy! 43 x 35 cm. Painted on an x-raysheet. When framed, it looks wonderful! Available. 

 Oh, I love to paint clouds. They change continuously. And always inspiring! 
This painting was done with a palette knife and brush, acrylic paint on an x-raysheet. Size: 40 x 30 cm. Available. 

 Something different! Abstract painting, playing with paint for hours.  43 x 35 cm. on an x-raysheet, available. 

 THE FACE. Acrylic on x-ray. Colourful and new! 

My imagination! Eyes tell stories... 
I used coffee and ink to create the woman's face. A4 size on watercolour paper. Available. 

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Birch trees

Birch trees fascinate me. They are different. Strong, white, wonderful. 

Robert Frost once wrote a beautiful poem about them. I can relate to that. To climb toward visit my loved ones and to be set down on earth again.

I so enjoyed painting my own birch trees today, joyful hours passed by. I don't think while I paint. I only enjoy: the contrasting colours, the use of my palette knife, the quiet surroundings.

Thankyou God for the talent You gave me. May this painting bring joy to someone else. Acrylic paint on blocked canvas. The size:  52 x 90 cm.

"And the wind said:
May you be as strong as the oak, 
yet flexible as the birch, 
may you stand as tall as the redwood, 
live gracefully as the willow
and may you always bear fruit, all your days 
on this earth."

Monday, 4 September 2017

Painting is silent poetry

I received a WhattsApp message from an arty friend early this morning: "Painting is silent poetry." Wonderful! I love poetry, I love words, I love languages. And yes, I adore art. To admire other artist's art and to paint my own. I can do it every day and won't get tired. Never ever. 
Here are my latest silent poetry pieces. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did while painting it. 
 A landscape, using different techniques with brush as well as palette knife. Available. 

 While flying home from the Cape where I visited my children, I could stare out from the window for hours, wondering about the different beautiful sceneries underneath. Available. 

 A painting from my imagination. I just love nature and all its joy! Available. 

 Playing with colours!  SOLD. 

 Very nicely framed and in the buyer's house. Many thanks !
 Clouds fascinate me, I had to paint them! 

 A winter scenery. SOLD. Thanks to the buyer! 

 Available. Clouds, painted with a palette knife, fingers and a brush. Joyful! 

 The colourful feathers of a rooster ! Available. 

 Mother Hen and her chicks. Available. 

 The winter made an impression on me....I guess! 

 Different seasons have different colours: autumn is a favourite season. Available. 

 Love to paint trees! Their huge trunks are wonderful, roots above the ground... Available. 

  A walk in the forest during midnight can be interesting, don't you think? Available. 

Fresh fom the paletteknife, I painted this happy picture today! Spring is here and there are flowers everywhere. Smell them and enjoy your day! Available. 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

I can paint forever!

To be busy with my art is to be happy. Full of joy. No worries. Relaxed. Time and silence are the most luxurious things today. Here are my latest paintings, I so enjoyed creating them! 

Get busy doing the things you love and your destiny will find you. 

 Acrylic on board. Happiness comes in waves. Available. 

 Birch trees. In my friend's guest house! Thankyou Sally! 

 A landscape far away. Available. 

 I love to paint clouds! Available. 

Using a paletteknife, brush and fingers....wonderful clouds! 

Thanks for visiting my blog. You can e-mail me at if interested in any of my paintings. Enjoy your day! 

Monday, 10 April 2017

My latest paintings...enjoy!

Enjoy a video with my latest paintings

How wonderful that we can share our creativity on Blogger, on facebook, on all the different websites we want to! Thanks so much for this wonderful privilege!