Painting, Sketching & Enjoying Arts

Holiday Sketch album

Instead of creating a photo album, I opted to assemble a holiday sketch album. Taking photos is undoubtedly simpler, and perhaps  for capturing memories might even produce superior results. However, I found a lot of fun in sitting amidst the garden, attempting to immortalise a butterfly on paper. But it wasn’t easy. The scene of […]

Drunken Master (Movie 1978)

Starting with Drunken Master as a first martial arts movie is great. The whole mysticism around kung-fu is broken into laughter. Jackie Chan knows best how to mesmerize you with his movements while at the same time keeps you smiling. The film was made in 1978 and connoisseurs call it martial arts comedy. It is […]

Venice, Italy

Venice is probably my favorite place to be. My first visit was when I was very young and I remember only the ice cream and the boat that brought us there. As a student I decided to go there every second year during the Art Biennale. I have never missed a year except for the […]

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is in the air. Making complicated pictures with just a few text prompts is easy. Although laws of physics are not always obeyed but that applies to some surrealist paintings too. No problems there. This first picture is obtained by asking for a colored rain on a street. The colors were challenging to […]

My uncle’s house

My uncle invited me to visit him but unfortunately I could not. To good thing is that it gave me the opportunity to make a watercolour sketch of his house. The same house where I spend some summers as a child.

Small Sketchbook

It is really a small sketchbook. Just 9×9 cm. I have no idea how I got it and initially no idea what to use it for. But on the front, it says ‘Watercolor sketch album’ so I started to use it with watercolors and pen.  On the back is a website and once I visited […]

Spring ’23

It is spring according to the calendar but it is cold, windy and it is raining. You might say, it is typical Dutch weather but after many months of this Dutch weather everybody is looking for a change. And there will be some. The humidity will drop from 90% to 80%. That is not enough. […]

Blackbird in my garden

The end of winter finally. I made two sketches and don’t really know which i like more. Maybe the initial simple one was the best.


Dubai is an amazing experience. You simply don’t know where to look and after some attempts a decision has been made to take a hop-on-hop-off bus. That sounds like a lazy option for uninterested tourists but that is not the case. It is a practical solution if you just have four days to see a […]


Visiting Brussels in January was interesting and cold. The most interesting part was the discussion about legal implications of art and art collections. There are more legal issues than I could have imagined. A visit to African Museum was a nice outing and a great place to reflect on colonial art and the possible ethical […]