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Art for Sale!

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After thinking about it for a long time, I decided to take the plunge: I am going to sell my paintings and drawings.

For long I have procrastinated this decision because I was not sure if my work is good enough and how to price my work. I did a lot of research about selling art work and concluded that there are no clear directions to follow. So this will be a journey of trial and error.

Today I added the first 4 paintings to my Etsy shop!
No guts, no glory!





My Christmas Wish List - Part 3 - Schmincke Horadam Watercolour Paint

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In The Netherlands where I live, many people give each other presents on December 5, when they celebrate Sinterklaas. But as Christmas is approaching, I have been contemplating a Christmas Art Supplies Wish List.
I don't really NEED more art supplies, but there are pencils, paints, papers, and other things that I would love to try. And there is one thing I would love Winsor&Newton to invent…
This is my wish list:

The third item on my Christmas Wishlist is Schmincke Horadam Watercolour Paint.

Besides coloured pencil, I absolutely love watercolour painting. It took a while before I understood the medium, and I still want to learn a lot more, but watercolour painting is something I enjoy very much.
Because I want to explore the medium further, I would love to try one of the very best watercolour brands in the world: the German brand Schmincke Horadam.
This German brand is often mentioned by artists as one of their favourite paints.


My professional Sennelier paints are ver

My Christmas Wish List - Part 2 - Rembrandt Watercolour Paint

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In The Netherlands where I live, many people give each other presents on December 5, when they celebrate Sinterklaas. But as Christmas is approaching, I have been contemplating a Christmas Art Supplies Wish List.
I don't really NEED more art supplies, but there are pencils, paints, papers, and other things that I would love to try. And there is one thing I would love Winsor&Newton to invent…
This is my wish list:

The second item on my Christmas Wishlist is Rembrandt Watercolour Paint.

I think it was 15 years ago that I bought my first watercolour paint: Winsor&Newton Cotman, student grade watercolour. I enjoyed using them but felt that something was lacking. And then a couple of years ago I came across a good deal on Amazon and bought a set of professional Sennelier paints.


My Christmas Wish List - Part 1 - Derwent Inktense pencils and blocks

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In The Netherlands where I live, many people give each other presents on December 5, when they celebrate Sinterklaas.
But as Christmas is approaching, I have been contemplating a Christmas Art Supplies Wish List.

I don't really NEED more art supplies, but there are pencils, paints, papers, and other things that I would love to try. And there is one thing I would love Winsor&Newton to invent…

This is my wish list:





The first items on my wish list are Derwent Inktense Blocks and Pencils:

I have a set of 24 Inktense Pencils. They were given to me by a lady from California.
It took me some time to learn how Inktense works, but as soon as I figured it out, I was hooked on these bright pencils. I love the fact that you can use them both with and without adding water. A velvety look appears when you use them dry.



When I try new art supplies I Always pick up a colouring book to experiment and learn. In the case of the Inktense pencils, I picked up Painterly Days. I found out about the…

Arteza Expert Watercolor Pencils - Great pencils for a great price!

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Last fall Arteza contacted me and asked me to review their watercolour pencils.
I had found some reviews about these pencils on the internet. These reviews were so positive that I could not believe that the relatively cheap Arteza pencils would perform so well. So when Arteza asked me if they could send me a set, I couldn't wait to start testing and reviewing!

So far, I tested the Arteza Expert Watercolor Pencils on watercolour paper, in Painterly Days by Kristy Rice and in Johanna Basford's book World of Flowers.
The pencils are not only great to work with as watercolour pencils, you can also use them as normal coloured pencils, without adding water. They have a soft core, layer very well, and the colours are vivid.

Arteza Watercolor Pencils are a real joy to work with! I must say though, I have little experience with watercolour pencils so I don't know how they relate to other pencil brands.  Also, when it comes to lightfastness, I don't know if Arteza's claims …

Derwent Procolour Pencils

I am finally finding my way with the Derwent Procolour pencils. I am currently enjoying them a lot in Johanna Basford's latest book World of Flowers.


Buy World of Flowers by Johanna Basford

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I recently received a package from Johanna Basford! She sent me her new book World of Flowers, and also Faber Castell Polychromos pencils!

Of course, I will make videos about World of Flowers, and if you want to colour along with me, you can buy a copy of the book via the Amazon links below: