Friday, 19 April 2019

The joy of painting with a paletteknife must never be underestimated! The key to selling more work is to find your own voice, they say. All artists have a unique voice and we can all find it.
TODAY I share my latest abstract painting with the world. Enjoy!

This time of the year is colourful and wonderful. Autumn burst all around us in joyful colours!

On blocked canvas: 60 x 42 cm. Available
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I love to paint, to do art, to be creative! It is important to get outside your own head once in a while and look at the world from a different view. I need to find a way to constantly expand my creative horizons. I need to find a way to create something (anything) that wasn’t there yesterday and then offer it to the world. I am priveleged to share what I create! I make some time every day to just listen to that small creative voice from inside. It became a challenge to me to find some reason to keep trying, keep painting and enjoying!
I think we do tend to underestimate the value of connecting with others. I know that for me personally, just the energy, encouragement, ideas and enthusiasm I usually get from talking with other artists, friends or relatives is well worth the effort.

I created a page on facebook with the name: Happy Art . You are welcome to visit and like it, thanks so much!

HAPPY ART’s motto: Happiness is not always an option, but positive thinking always is. What I share on my page can be seen as POSITIVE PICTURES, colourful and joyful. Something to put a smile on your face and joy in your heart. Thanks so very much for your support, it is much appreciated.
Here are a few examples of my colourful images. Enjoy! Please visit Happy Art
to see more!

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

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. 
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. SOLD. 

 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? SOLD.  

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