donderdag 29 september 2011

Inspiration from "de WOONBEURS"

In Amsterdam "de Woonbeurs" is taking place where interiormagazines, designers, decorators etc. are showing their new ideas and products. I've been there 10 years ago and now decided it was time for a new introduction.

I really enjoyed it and I like to share some of the things I saw. For instance, the wall hangings made with plants. Nicely decorated and nice to see some green!

Each interior magazine builds its own house, I like the one of VT Wonen the best: a bit trendy, new use of old materials, some new designs, really nice. I liked their idea to make a bench/sidetable of wood, simply held together by some belts and then styled. Ofcourse the downside is that you have to have a very large house to achieve the same effect :-), but this idea can be used in different ways if you are a bit creative...

maandag 26 september 2011


The African landscape and their strong African women always inspire me. I've seen so many pictures and documentary's, and these impressions resulted in this painting.

A Dutch woman who has done amazing work in Kenya is Ria Fennema, she is the manager of several children's homes and is strongly involved in many African lives. She is helping students with their education and makes a lot of effort to create job opportunities for them.

dinsdag 20 september 2011

exhibition in Studio, this Saturday!

Together with two ladies, Kitty (glass-art) and Ellen (bronze art), we present our work in a special exhibition in my studio, welcome!

maandag 19 september 2011

The power of ochre

I have the unusual habit of looking down to the ground, in search of patterns. On a visit to Amsterdam once, I saw the nice patterns of the pavement, of a board used on a new apartment.
Last week I saw this moss-version, just outside my house. This ochre-colour is such a strong one, and gives a positive glow, really nice! Subconsciously, I brought something back into a really tiny scribble of a painting..., which when you enlarge it to this size, is quite nice.

donderdag 15 september 2011

delicate cardboard painting

I had a lovely day at the studio, just working with a clear mind on several paintings at a time and enjoy what's happening. I had made a painting on a thick piece of cardboard, spreading some layers of acrylic paint. I liked the purple-blue combination (cloudy effect) and decided to emphasize this delicate combination by adding white and a touch of gold. The colours are quite cold, but I like them.
(30*40 cm) =SOLD

zaterdag 10 september 2011


I've been busy and since today was a rare sunny day I took the chance to work in the garden, it was really time to clean up... and after finishing up I took my camera. While working in the garden my eyes see the different colours and textures, time to snap some photos.
The sedum is slowly showing her colours and the bees seem to like that! This combination of soft pink and this green with the white, I like it!

And finally a nice garden bouquet to enjoy the colours indoors, gives me a holiday feeling, nice for the weekend!

I've also been working on some paintings, I hope to show some in a short while.