Painting, Sketching & Enjoying Arts

A chateau in Ferrassieres

Near the little village of Ferrassieres, there’s a building the owners call a chateau. It’s not exactly a castle, more like an old school that’s

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Haute Provence

In  Provence, whenever I walked my dog, I saw a tree in the middle of tall grass that seemed perfect to draw. First, I made

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Memories of KRK

When revisiting a place from my youth, I anticipated that my cherished old memories will collide with new experiences. Everything should have undergone a transformation

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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque extends a warm invitation to enter a captivating and beautiful world. It is adorned with a myriad of textures, intriguing

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Violet

This oil painting aims to blend stability and movement by depicting feet and a violet skirt. At least that was the idea. By anchoring the

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Oman

A visit to Oman requires careful planning due to the warm weather. Simply strolling around and exploring a city is quite challenging. So, one often

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Small White

There is a lot of dry earth between the rows of lavender In Provence. Usually there are small dusty stones on that dry earth but

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Terschelling

Terschelling is an island in the northern part of the Netherlands. It is surrounded by Wadden Sea. This sea is an intertidal zone which actually

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Nyenrode Business University

Working at Nyenrode Business University was a great pleasure because of the people but also because of the beautiful estate. That estate is the responsibility

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Paul de Blot

I met Paul at the Nyenrode Business University and he was a phenomenon. He combined his wisdom as a deeply spiritual person, with business-like insights.

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Shanghai Chef

Shanghai is an amazing place. I have been there several times for fun or to visit my son who studied there. It was the time

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A walk with my dog

Sometimes in the morning, especially when it’s dark and cold, I  wished I had a cat instead of a dog. Once outside, I quickly forget

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Cappuccino in Japan

After an adventurous 10 days walk in Japan there is a need for a cup of coffee. Japanese cuisine is wonderful but coffee is not

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Mont Ventoux

It is a famous mountaintop because of the many cyclists trying to reach it. But actually the whole region and not just the mountain is

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Provence

The painting was made in Provence in January. Lavender has been harvested already and the trees lost all their leaves. I painted outside and it

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas is an amazing place. Gambling is not my hobby but looking at people certainly is. And there is a lot to see. Stepping

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Villa Borghese Garden

Fortunately for tourists like me there are a lot of gardens in Rome. The Gardens of Villa Borghese is actually a landscape garden with a

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