Category: demo

Lighthouse on Millford paper

I just love to paint lighthouses, living in a fishing town I could chose which one to paint! I have six in the near neighborhood! but I have my favourites here too!
I am always attracted to the two green … Read more

Take better Photos from your artwork

 

We know how it is, we have just finished our painting and like to make a good picture for your website, Facebook, Twitter, or whatever.
You look outside and it is a cloudy day, not really the right light … Read more

Watercolor Demo

I made a watercolor from Bus en Dam Noord Holland.
And also made a movie from it

Have fun hope you like it!

 

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Making Tata Steel

I live near the factory from Tata Steel, its something you see every day, cause it is prominent.
Often what happens with these sort of landmark buildings that you become to see  a more beautiful side from it.
You see … Read more

Joseph Zbukvic

I saw a photo-shoot from a Taiwanese Facebook friend Jin Li, and I asked her for the use of those pictures,  I give her credit for these photos for sure!
Photo-series from Joseph Zbukvic by Miss Jin Li  金莉  her Read more

Torre De Belem

25 years ago I bought a book from John Pike, and one of the paintings that stood out, was the one from Torre de Belèm.
It was just such a impressing watercolor, the light and the tower itself!
I said … Read more

Kees van Aalst Workshop

Gisteren een workshop gedaan bij Kees van Aalst.
Een hele dag van 10 tot 4 uur, vol met theorieën en demonstraties.
Kees had een aantal dingen voorbereid, minstens vijf voorbeelden van hetzelfde schilderij, maar in allerlei kleurstellingen, en dan nog
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Haarlem Vrouwen gasthuispoort

Arches 300 gr/m2
Watercolor and some Karisma colored Pencil

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The sign says:
OMdat W11wij oVt ende behoeftICh schenen VerLaten
Heeft HVgo Van AssendeLf hIer gestICht tonser baten
ANNO BARBERA VROVWEN GASTHUVS 1624

It was a guesthouse for woman only!

 

Gevelsteen_vrouwengasthuis

 

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Perspective by Carl Purcell

Found on artist and Illustrator’s website

How to Paint from a Different Perspective –

Carl Purcell’s Step-by-Step guide

When it comes to painting, most of us are not using the truly artistic side of our brains. In an exclusive extract

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Lighthouse IJmuiden

vuurtorentje
This little picture was all I needed for making my last watercolour.
It seems how more information you have, and how sharper the picture is, the more you begin to fiddle to get the so called true on paper.

A … Read more

Weeping Tower Amsterdam

This time a more adventurous approach of a watercolour painting.
I tried to emphasis on the tower itself, but also  tried to make the tower belong in the cityscape.

My first wash is without doing a sketch, it is just … Read more

SPAARNDAM

A practice on plain drawing paper.
Not every watercolor have to be a masterpiece,
Its good to practice on cheap paper.
Here I used 200 grams drawing paper, this paper can take a lot of water, you have to search … Read more

TATA STEEL

The reference picture made by Adrie Hoekstra

 

After a simple sketch I make some marks with blue masking fluid, cause some fine lines are impossible to paint around.
I could make them afterwards with gouache, but the white of the … Read more

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