“We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?”  ~Nelson Mandela~



dry pastels on paper.  40 x 43 cm

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Drawing little people

Still practicing to draw people with the help of a friend’s lovely photographs.



conté crayon on paper


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Painting people



oil on stretched canvas 20 x 20 cm

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To finish or not to finish.

When you take up a painting again that’s been sitting on the easel  for two years, you sometimes wonder if you should finish it or just start all over again. This one I started more than two years ago… and at last its done.

I almost started all over. The picture stayed the same, but then I used the strangest blues and greens. I think I bought new paint at that time and just wanted to use it. Now I am back at my usual sap green and french ultramarine and like it more. Well, the river still has a minty touch, which I will leave like that… : )

fishing… dreaming…

oil paints on stretched canvas  40×50 cm

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A painting for Glynnis

Glynnis had the picture and I’ve put the paint on canvas!

I met Glynnis as the superintendent of our Sundayschool. She has done this for years and is now taking a well-deserved break. We all remember the concerts she organized with our kids as the actors. Thank you, Glynnis!!

…I don’t think she would want me to write about her… : ) And not that I’m good with words anyway…

So I won’t tell you what a lovely lady she is. No, I won’t. I could tell you that she has been studying for the last how many years. And that was not as a full-time student! No, she studied while working and caring for her sons and everything woman with houses are supposed to do! Soon she will finish her masters degree. I should not tell you what a beautiful person she is, she won’t like that… But she is, on the outside and on the inside.

Glynnis, I pray for you to be the girl on the swing. Secure and filled with joy!


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