bird walking in the sun

Looking at this image I guess it is a reflection of me thinking a lot about going on vacation to sunny Spain. I will do that in real life somewhere in the very near future. Jippie!
This image started as a doodle this morning. Just using a ballpoint. Than I added marker and Pitt pens (FaberCastel). I scanned the image into the computer and cleaned the image from smudges and other artefacts. After that I made a digital background.
I like to combine these different techniques. They all have their own beauty (and disadvantages). The Pitt pens have their natuaral irregularities when filling a form with their color. The computer has just the opposite possibility, creating evenly colored surfaces.

experiment with acrylagouache

I bought a (small) box of acrylagouache paint by Holbein and some beautiful paintbrushes. O my God, how great is that paint. The colors are so bright! I keep going back to them again and again. Today I tried scanning them and that worked very well also. Thank you Judith at Splendith for advising me so well on this stuff. I’m going back to my paint now! See you!

tap tap art

When I made this collage it reminded me of a toy we had as children. You remember those geometric wooden shapes in bright colors that had a little hole in it? You could tap a nail through the hole to fasten the wood to a soft underground. You could make gorgeous mosaics.