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!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011




Usually I do watercolors in the summer
in my vacation,
but this view was too tempting to pass up this Spring

Done in my Arches sketchbook I recently found
it's my favorite paper cold pressed 140 lb.

this is a side view of this hill,
planning to paint a top view in pastel

My watercolor interpretation above
is of this hill 



James said...

Very nicely done. You are so talented.

California Girl said...

That's in a sketch book? It's beautiful!

jeannette said...

Thank you! -as you know from photography, it also has to do with much practice and determination:)

California Girl,
Yes, I started a sketchbook because I wanted things to be together in one place.

One said...

I've gone through some of your paintings and I must say I love them. I always think someday I want to paint like that. It may take me a whole life time to produce one piece. LOL! I might as well drop by and enjoy yours. :)

Cildemer said...

A great shot and a wonderful watercolour!
Thanks for sharing;o)

Happy day****

Pieces of Sunshine said...

You have really brought the photo to life.

jeannette said...

Thank you! It's true painting does need a lot of practice:)

Thank you so much, Friend!

Pieces of Sunshine,
That's a great compliment - thank you! And also for your visit!

Evelyn said...

Fantastic - I love it. Very nice interpretation of the landscape.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Very nice! And I love the one in the post below this one too!

jeannette said...

Thank you so much. Glad you like it:)

I appreciate your visit! The post below is pretty much my style for oil paintings.

Beth Niquette said...

Oh, my goodness! You are an AMAZING artist! This just fills my eyes--which is the greatest compliment I can give.

Crafty Green Poet said...

very pretty picture - it looks like a lovely place to stop and paint

Beth Niquette said...

Hello, Jeannette! I have featured your artwork and blogs on this week's FATuesday Artist Spotlight.

Thank you for sharing your inspiring work--I have so enjoyed perusing your blogs!

Have a lovely week.

Mirage said...

Wonderful! lovely blog!

LadyD said...

Very inspiring... so flowing. Where is Auburn Hill? Seems serene with a gurgling brook nearby. You've captured it well. New follower!

jeannette said...

LadyD - thank you for the follow! Auburn Hill is close to Sacramento, California, on the outskirts of the town of Auburn. It's a beautiful hiking area.

Artsy Mermaid said...

that's beautiful!

Pierre BOYER said...

Great painting...