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, April 22, 2011


Fragrant Gardenia 24 x 24 inch Oil, St.Germain


Gardenia is one of my favorite flowers because of its fragrance. 

Sometimes I wish that the flower would be bigger.
I got my wish in my painting (24 inches big!)
As you can see, I layered the colors around its edges, 
so it would not look like a cut-out.

Wish for you a great Easter with nice weather:)