My first 3D artwork: the ‘rainbow crane’!

August 20, 2023 It took many walks on our local beaches to find just the right pieces of driftwood, but here he is, mister Rainbow Crane*. My very first piece of 3D artwork. A fun project that has kept me busy for quite some time. Isn’t he handsome? He is one of the ornaments on our otherwise boring… Read More »

What would Vincent van Gogh have thought of this? :)

August 9, 2023 Today was my birthday. I received art for a present. A huge Lego box with what will be a reproduction in lego bricks of Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night. It includes an adorable mini-fig of the great Dutch painter and he seems to look kind of surprised by what he sees… It would be almost… Read More »

Jet-lagged and injured :(

July 29, 2023 After spending some time in Europe to be a part of my moms 88th birthday, I have now returned to Canada and jet-lag is hitting me hard. It does not help that I have an over-exertion injury to my right shoulder (impingement of a tendon, ouch) that prevents me from getting any new paintings done… Read More »

How to transform a sheep into a shepherd…

July 3, 2023 If you follow my blog (bowing head in gratitude if you do…) you will have noticed some posts about the ‘Unflappable sheep’. It was a painting based on an old photograph I once took in the north of Scotland, featuring, you got it: a Scottish sheep. The backdrop was a castle at the edge of… Read More »

Chicken fight!

June 30, 2023 Almost Canada Day over here (tomorrow, July 1) and Independence Day at our American neighbours (July 4), so I will start with wishing you all wonderful, sunny, peaceful and enjoyable holidays! Oh how I struggled with this new painting! It started with a good base and I was happy to be able to depict the… Read More »

The unflappable sheep: it is gone. For now. To be continued.

June 1, 2023 Welcome to the month of June, all!  Sorry for the long silence on the blog. Sometimes life takes over and there is no brush to canvas However, I can report that the ‘unflappable sheep’ is no more… Do you remember the painting below? I was never really very fond of it. I started working on… Read More »

The morning paper

May 8, 2023 We all have our daily habits and ever since I moved out of my home country, unfortunately ‘the morning paper’ is nog longer a part of my routine. As a former photojournalist and writer, I just find little pleasure in today’s newspapers. I do enjoy listing to podcasts though, especially when they are free of… Read More »

How do you like my new studio?

Friday, 28 March 2023I am so excited! It has taken awhile, but after several weeks in our new house I am finally coming to a point where my studio space is in a state that allows the creation of new work! The astute observer will notice some non-artistic objects in the space: there can be no creative juices… Read More »

Feeling unsettled… and then: happy again!

April 10, 2023 Two weeks have passed since we moved house. A lot of the boxes in the living area have been unpacked and I have allowed myself some exploratory drives to enjoy many new and oh so quiet vistas. Still, I was going from high highs to low lows, and feeling particularly unsettled tonight. And then it… Read More »

We have moved!

April 7, 2023 After a few short weeks of preparing, planning and packing, we have moved to our new home. And in between the process of unpacking and reorganising, I make it a point to venture out and explore our new surroundings regularly. There is much to discover. How about our new ‘back yard’? The charming municipal beach… Read More »