Saturday, May 24, 2014

Apple blossoms in Saulieu farm

watercolor, 23x31 cm
These apple blossoms remind me of my wonderful stay in a farm in Saulieu, France. I was there in June last year where I had enjoyed a few sunny days with grazing cattles, blooming flowers, beautiful trees, etc. in the farm.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Chinese lantern at De Orchideeën Hoeve

This painting will always remind me of my wonderful trip to The Orchideeën Hoeve (www.orchideeenhoeve.com), a tropical garden center in Luttelgeest, Holland, in July 2011. It was there where I took my reference photos of Chinese lantern plants (Physalis alkekengi) I used for this painting. This painting is in watercolor and the size is 27x35 cm or about 10.6x13.8 inches.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Liit, the dog

I had previously painted this dog on paper which I intended to give as a gift to the owner. But the finished painting did not come out as I expected it to be. So I made this second one on a stretch canvas to see which one is much nicer to be given away. I guess I will choose this one for the owner of the dog.