This header is a pastel painting I did in 2009 is of a place in the Netherlands, my country of origin, after a photo shot by Dick Witte.

Some of the painters who have influenced me:
Mondriaan, Hopper
O"Keefe, Weyeth
Singer Sargent
van Gogh, Rembrandt
Picasso, Escher

Since this is my second blog page, it generally takes me longer (sometimes very long) to reply to your comments, but I do read and love them!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


What are YOU making? The most often 
asked question of the evening. 
In between gutting out the linoleum, "How do you make an angel, 
how do you do a cloud?..."
wondered why the kids kept asking me,
there were 20 other parents in the room...

munching on apple crisp
a bowl of chili
cookies and chocolates
potato chips

a wonder I didn't get sick

In one hand the gutting knife
in the other a glove in case my knife slips, 
chips falling left and right
there were a whole lot more chips laying here!
a few times pressing a "proof" 
to see how close I was to the end

And here they are, with my thanks to John 
for hand printing the wood cut.