Some photos of lovely flowers in bloom, isn't it great, those colours, sometimes soft and sometimes bright?
(photos by ZIZO label)
I am reading a book about Vincent van Gogh at the moment and he is talking a lot about the colours he is using, especially the colour yellow, which symbolizes several things for him, like light in darkness and salvation.
Henri Nouwen, a well-known Dutch writer of several interesting books, describes how Van Gogh intended to make people see the compassion-solidarity and the encouragement he wanted to give through his paintings.
Makes me want to go to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, I have been there a long time ago, time for a new visit?
zaterdag 19 juni 2010
(photo: ZIZO label)
Sometimes clouds make a wonderful scenery: like here in Switzerland where small dots are flowing over a mountain top, while dark, large clouds are coming in above. Looking up to the sky I thought: hey, let's get a picture and see what will happen.
I love the shades of grey, and the dots of white.
maandag 14 juni 2010
Made by Claudy Jongstra (photo from egodesign.ca)
A group of Dutch crafters writes on their own blog about inspration, designers and all things Dutch. They are featuring a youtube-movie about Claudy Jongstra and her process of making a GIGANTIC piece of work. Check it out on:
maandag 7 juni 2010
I have made a new drawing: first a rough painting and then filled in the details with colour pencil. It's just, I don't know, I like this man, he 's a bit melancholic, serious, at peace, or maybe he sees something which interests him... It's just a small drawing, but for me it is complete. I am curious what you think about it?
vrijdag 4 juni 2010
Recently I met Louise Adams, a creative woman who lives in Hilversum where she has her own studio. Each Saturday morning she organizes a workshop drawing in her home.
The 12th of June for instance it is a workshop about drawing roses. Roses are lovely and colourful with a lot of nuances, so interesting to try!
Check out her website: www.studiotekentaal.nl, for all her other activities.