Posts about Zen watercolors

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Spring: a lovely drawing season

Spring: a lovely drawing season

Here in the Netherlands spring is finally starting to break through. Today I have been drawing in the garden in the warm sun for the first time. True moments of bliss for me. It will not be surprising that flowers inspire me most at the moment. Every year in April I post something about spring,
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Moose Art on Rescue Junction album

Moose Art on Rescue Junction album

About a year ago I got a request from the Canadian bluegrass band ‘Rescue Junction’ to paint a moose for the cover of their upcoming album. Of course I wanted to give it a try and the result, a moose portrait with hughe antlers, is now one of the most popular images in my shop.
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Keukenhof inspiration

Keukenhof inspiration

Early April I got a custom request from a bride to paint her beautiful wedding bouquet. I had never painted a bouquet before, but I loved the challenge to paint one. The result can be found above. While painting her bouquet, I realized that painting flowers made me feel happy. So I decided to also
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History of watercolor

History of watercolor

A few weeks ago, on a grey Sunday afternoon, I visited the Mesdag Museum in The Hague. To my surprise there was a temporary exhibition about watercolors and their history. Even though my life has been about watercoloring a lot the past 2 years, I hardly knew anything about the history of it. I never
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Digital watercolor illustrations

Digital watercolor illustrations

This year started with quite some discussions about the new EU VAT rules concerning selling digital items in the EU. I was just at the point of starting to sell digital illustrations of my work, when I discovered that this would make my VAT administration incredibly complex. Selling my products from Holland to the rest
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Zen drawing on a Buddha board

Zen drawing on a Buddha board

I had never heard of it before until I got a  Buddha board as a present from my uncle. It was very nicely packed in a box together with a tiny pencil. I was attracted to it strait away even I had no idea how it worked. Funnily enough it had been lying next to
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Drawing Vermeer

Drawing Vermeer

In December I visited the ‘Mauritshuis’ – Museum with old Dutch masters and took my sketchbook with me. I came across one of the most famous paintings ever: “Girl with a Pearl Earring. Now the latest news is: she isn’t wearing a pearl, they weren’t available those days. My conclusion after a concentrated look: it
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Drawing goldfish

Drawing goldfish

Nov 24, 2014   Over the past few weeks, I have been quite busy re-decorating my living room. As a result it was a bit of a mess and since I also worked until the late hours, there was hardly any time left to sit down and draw. So I decided to take some time
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My illustrations in Elle City Germany

My illustrations in Elle City Germany

This November my ostrich watercolor paintings will be included in Germanys Elle City magazine. It looks lovely! The illustrations are for sale in my Etsyshop. Twitter It!

Mirko Hanak’s animals

Mirko Hanak’s animals

  Just a while ago I received a Facebook message with some beautiful illustrations. I was asked if I knew the artist, because of the resemblance with my work. I had never heard of the Czech artist Mirko Hanak before. After a bit of research on the Internet I found that sadly he passed away
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Women in Art 278 magazine

Women in Art 278 magazine

This month (November 2013) my painting was included in the ‘Women in Art 278″ online magazine. Click here to read the magazine. Enjoy!   Twitter It!

Zen drawing and watercolor painting in the Provence!

Zen drawing and watercolor painting in the Provence!

  It is quite a cliche to be inspired by the South of France. Many famous artists have been there before me. But does it matter? In the Zen tradition, distinguishing yourself from others is not so important. Trying to perfect your practice is. So that is what I did the last weeks on holiday.
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Custom Order of A Peony Rose Watercolor Painting

Custom Order of A Peony Rose Watercolor Painting

  This is the result of Custom order.  I also painted another rose: You can find the original painting here in my Etsyshop. Twitter It!

Beyond the monkey mind with Osho Zen Tarot.

Beyond the monkey mind with Osho Zen Tarot.

Zen drawing is more than a drawing method to me. It’s one of the ways by which I force myself to become aware of the moment and accept what is happening. Zen drawing is one of my favorite methods, but not the only one. Physical exercises (like belly-dancing in my case) can be powerful methods
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Drawing a Magnolia tree

Drawing a Magnolia tree

  The first weeks of spring were incredibly cold in Holland this year. As a result, nature got a little confused and all plants and trees flower much later than usual. My most favorite of all plants and tree’s; the magnolia, is still not in full bloom yet. Last year the magnolia flowered in the
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A zen drawing Etsyshop

A zen drawing Etsyshop

This week I opened a new Etsyshop with my Zen drawings. You can find original drawings and reproductions. And of course my Dutch book about Zen drawing. The shop is attached to this website, you can find it in the menu (shop)! Twitter It!