zaterdag 24 mei 2014

Loosing it...

Why is it so difficult to loosen up? Last week I painted 2 loose watercolors that I really happy with. And this week, it is a struggle. I choose the same subject, the daisies and I fiddled with it for days..... This has nothing to do with loosening up, but I will show you anyway.

So, I turned back to alchol inks for a while. Alcohol inks are so hard to control, you will loosen up even if you do not want to. LOL. I have painted this rooster with letting the inks flow in the background first and then following the inks in the rooster. I love how he turned out!

vrijdag 16 mei 2014

Loosen up!

I love painting with watercolors, but I need to loosen up! My goal for this week is to loosen up my painting, knowing when to stop and not to overwork the paintings. Lots of goals...

I have been painting flowers, as exercises to loosen up. The first one I liked right away, the size is 14.2" x 18.9" (36 x 48 cm).

The second painting is 10.6" x 13.8" (27 x 35 cm) and was a disaster at the beginning. I washed out the painting under the running tap, leaving the light background colors behind. And tried again. First I thought this was never going to work, but after a night rest (and drying), I actually do love this painting.

And I did do a third one (a landscape), but it is too horrible to show you (LOL). I washed it out and the paper is now drying again, almost ready for a new attempt.

woensdag 14 mei 2014

What do you want to learn?

Hello everyone, as I told you in my last post, I am about to explore and investigate new possibilites. Very exciting!

I am looking to publish several inspiring online creative workshops and can do with your help. Please click on the following link and fill out the form! Your feedback is highly appreciated!

dinsdag 6 mei 2014

A new year, new business, new opportunities....

It was my birthday yesterday. And also the start of a new exciting phase in my life. Most people are probably not aware that I am a freelance project manager in my daily life. I am managing large ERP implementations (Finance and/or tax related, i.e. project managing implementations of Finance and/or accounting systems, tax engines, consolidation software, etc) at large multinational companies.

And .. that I combine this life with the creative part of me. I also own a creative business, teaching workshops in the Netherlands and creating and selling my art work on Etsy etc. I have been thinking for a while, on what I want to do with this business and where I want to go. And during this time of considerations, I received an email on how to create beautiful online programs. Mmm... you can call it luck. I think it is an answer to one of my questions :-). I attended the webinar and enrolled in the program. So the next coming weeks I will be learning on how to create beautiful online programs. I will keep you updated on my progress.