Monday, December 31, 2012

Who Are You?

Joined the online workshop Who are you? and this is the result! Had a lot of fun doing them!

Sketches on canvas
10 x 10 cm

Live Laugh Love
Acrylics and mixed media on canvas
Three times 10 x 10 cm 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Plein inside

Tried doing some en plein air painting, but it was way too windy (stupid coastal area...), so I went about it slightly differently ;)
Upper sketch: soft pastels
Lower sketch: Artbars & white acrylics
Painting right: Cobra oil paints

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Indian Bride II

Working on a second portrait. Another Indian bride. I love how much I learn from these!

Indian Bride II - step-by-step
Acrylics on canvas
50 x 60 cm
Step 1: Sketched a rough outline on the canvas.

Step 2: Filled in the background color with one color, to hold the painting together. In some areas the background color will show through, creating a whole. When it was dry, I drew the figure in more detail.

Step 3: Blocked in the red parts of her dress, keeping shadows and (high)lights into account.

Step 4: Blocked in her veil, again accounting for darker and lighter areas. The veil is translucent, making it very hard to paint. I will likely come back to it at a later stage.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Finished it! Happy with it, too. It's stylized and I need to practice more to make it more alive, but I'm getting there.

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

WIP: Lionrock

Playing around with Cobra paints, a water soluble oil paint. After some initial frustration, I think I'm getting the hang of it.

Oil on canvas

Friday, November 23, 2012

Neon Experiment

My neon experiment. I painted the background of this canvas neon pink - a very unnatural color - and then tried a realistic landscape on top. Fun! Also, no orange was used...

Neon Pink
Acrylics and mixed media

Thursday, November 22, 2012

November Art Envelope

Finished my November art envelope.

November Art Envie
Mixed media on envelope

Monday, November 19, 2012

Indian Bride


Indian Bride
Acrylics on canvas
60 x 50 cm

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Indian Bride update

Getting there!

Indian Bride
Acrylics on canvas
50 x 60 cm

Monday, November 12, 2012

Indian Bride - Face

Worked on the face this time. It doesn't look anything like the photo reference I used, but oh well, it looks like a person, that's something at least.

Indian Bride
Acrylics on canvas
50 x 60 cm

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Indian Bride WIP

Working on a portrait of an Indian bride. Acrylics on canvas. 50 x 60 cm.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Newly Found Journal

Playing around with mixed media in my newly found journal.

Materials: paper napkin, gel medium, gesso, dec paper, acrylics (neon pink, among others), watercolor crayons, charcoal, self made stamp.

Lots of fun!

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

ManMade - finished!

Finished it! Yay! (It's available through my Etsy shop.)

Acrylics on canvas
40 x 50 cm
 And some details.

ManMade - detail
Acrylics on canvas

ManMade - detail
Acrylics on canvas

Thursday, October 25, 2012

ManMade progress shot

Still making progress! I hope to finish it soon.

ManMade WIP
40 x 50 cm canvas

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Castle on the Ground

Built a castle today...

Okay, painted one. But still! Quite happy with it, too.

Acrylics/mixed media

Halloween-a-thon 2012

Halloween-a-thon art. Yay! I had so much fun making this.

Started experimenting with mixed media and some new supplies I bought. I discovered this awesome art store in the hometown of friends of ours (much to my hubby's regret, lol).

Acrylics/mixed media

Mummy Dog
Copic markers and ink

A Dog's Costume
A Mouse's Halloween
Envelope (A5)

Monday, October 15, 2012

ManMade WIP

Here's an update on the progress of the big project I'm currently working on. Loads of fun! And lots of learning too!

Acrylics on canvas
40 x 50 cm
Another update on the progress!:

Acrylics on canvas
40 x 50 cm

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Circles and WIP

Having fun with mixed media and circular mini canvasses.

Mixed media on canvas
(collage, stencil, acrylics, pencil)

And something else I'm working on. My very first large canvas! Yay! Lots of fun and learning here ^_^

ManMade (WIP)
Acrylics on canvas
(40 x 50 cm)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Mail art

Having fun with mail art again. Halloween/fall themed this time. I hope it makes the post people smile ^_^

Fall Conucopia
Acrylics on envelope, A5

Monday, October 8, 2012

Ferrari Pedal Car

Had loads of fun making this! My first fairly big canvas! Yay! Only thing that's missing is the logo, but oh well, I'll add that later.

Ferrari Pedal Car
Mixed media
Canvas, 30 x 40 cm

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Utah National Arches Park

So I used this Windows 7 background to practice with my new acrylics, color palettes, and style. Lots of fun!

All are ATC size (3.5" x 2.5")

Utah National Arches Park
Reference: a Windows 7 background

Friday, September 14, 2012

Envelope Art

Decided to join in on an envelope swap. Lots of fun, lots of learning and what better use can I possibly find for my unused wedding invitation envies?

Acrylics on A5 envelope
References used for the eagles

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Softball Glove with Ball

Acrylics practice. Had sooo much fun painting this! I feel like I'm finally improving!


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Plein Air Studies III

The last few drawings done while in the USA.

Artbars again.

Boston Tea Party (check out the crates on a string! Awesomeness!)

View from New York Times Square

Salem Common

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Plein Air Studies II

More open air studies from my honeymoon in the US!


Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia

The Olympia (cruiser), Philadelphia

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Classy NYC Feet

Felt like doing classy feet.

Colored ink, markers and watercolor pencils on illustration board

using BlogPress from my iPad

Location:NYC, United States

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Plein Air Studies

Been doing some plein air studies with Artbars. Lots of fun!

USS Constellation, Baltimore, USA

National Archives, Washington DC

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Horse Feet!

Won an award over at iATC for one of my feet cards and so I was inspired to do more ^_^
Ink, watercolor, gel pen

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hawaii Men

More portrait practice!

Danny 'Danno' Williams, Steve McGarrett, Chin Ho Kelly
Hawaii Five-0
Soft pastels

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Some more art

Did a few more things. School year's almost over and then I hope to have more time to do more art (while staying in the US over summer, among other things).

Art bars, acrylics
Backyard Sketch
Watercolors, Moleskin
Steve Mcgarrett / Alex O'Loughlin, Hawaii 5-0
Art bars, acrylics
Steve Mcgarrett / Alex O'Loughlin - Hawaii 5-0
Soft pastels

Monday, May 7, 2012


So I've been working on this e-zine for a while and had to figure out how to post a file onto the internet without having to build a website. So this is a test.

Here it is! The first issue of storillustration!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Acrylics/light practice. I'm quite happy with it ^_^

Monday, April 23, 2012

Jack Carter

Fell in love with the TV series (A Town Called) Eureka. Awesomeness all around!

Copic markers, Prisma colored pencils

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Playing around with traditional versus digital. Had lots of fun with these!

Done with acrylics.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Little one in the sky

The introductory illustration to my story. Please ignore the discoloration down the middle. That because I had to scan it in two pieces and merge it in Photoshop.

Hope you like it!

Mixed media

And the spread (text is in Dutch):