Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The roses in my mind last week

This is a small piece (6 x 4 inches) which I painted loosely during my painting exercises last week. Painting loosely means I paint directly on paper without pencil sketch or drawing. I enjoy this painting process very much because my hand is not restricted by any drawing lines.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Loose watercolor roses

These past days I have little time to paint. However I managed to do painting exercises in which I produced some loose small paintings, just like these roses.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Two ripe peaches

Before, we usually avoid buying peaches even if there are plenty of them in the supermarket. The reason was that we do not know when they are ready to be eaten. One time we tried, the taste was not good.  However, recently we found out that we need to wait until the fruit is ripe. That is when the peel of the fruit can be easily removed from its flesh.
This painting is in watercolor. I think I should further darken the shadow at the base of the fruits.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019


In Dutch, this long red pepper is called Puntpaprika. It is described as having a sweet taste and contains Vitamin C just like an orange. It can be eaten raw or can be prepared just like a usual bell pepper. This painting is done in watercolor.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Magenta shade rose

I used watercolors in this magenta shade rose. 

Monday, June 24, 2019

Painting small

8x10 cm single rose, painted using acrylic on watercolor paper.
Painting small is quite fun and it's quick to see the result.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Newly-opened rose

At this time of the year, rose plants in my neighborhood are always full with flowers. That is why I always make sure that I have my smartphone when I walk around. Two days ago, I saw a newly opened rose flower in front of the house along the way to our health center. From the photo I took, I painted the small sketch above (3 by 4 inches, acrylic).

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Gadwall duck (Mareca strepera)

I found from my search in the internet that this bird is a Gadwall duck. In Latin name it is Mareca strepera. This painting is in acrylic on watercolor paper; the size is about 7.5 by 11 inches. Reference photo: By Jacob van der Weele from 'Huis aan Huis' newspaper.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Adenium flower

I have some photographs of flowering Adenium plants which I took during my recent travel to Asia. That's where I got the idea for this small painting.