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!

Friday, December 24, 2010


18 x 36, Oil, St. Germain

- Still need to put in place finishing touches, here and there. 
I call this my poinsettia tree, 
a variant of the tree that is decorated in this season. 
Three colors  of this plant is all I could handle:)
- The Christmas balls were an afterthought. 
Decided to add them after one of my friends imagined the balls
in the Christmas tree to be gifts.
All you had to do, was grab 'em!  Thought that was a wonderful idea for life.
Go ahead, get any gifts being up there - they're there for the taking!