Sketching with a minimal set of watercolors (live Zoom workshop)

Sketching with a minimal set of watercolors (live Zoom workshop)

 I am excited to announce that I will be hosting a live Zoom workshop on February 13, 2021. In this live online workshop I will show you how to build up a sketch with ink and a minimal set of watercolors. You will learn all the steps from a blank sheet to a completed sketch. You can sketch along...

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Adding colors in two layers

Adding colors in two layers

A lot of times I only apply one layer of colors in my sketches. When I have more time I like to add a second layer after my first watercolor layer has dried. I love it when you can see a layer underneath a transparent layer of watercolors. To me it is one of the beautiful aspects of this medium:...

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New lectures for a new year

New lectures for a new year

I hope you are well while 2020 has come to an end. It has been a tough year for most of us. It has also brought us new things. I am grateful for some insights as takeaways from the past year. I have learned that I need less of many things I do not need in my life. And of course I have been missing...

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10th lecture and what else I have been up to…

10th lecture and what else I have been up to…

It has been quite some time since I have written a decent post. Time to look back on what I have been up to the past two months … and look a little bit ahead of course. The Never Ending Workshop, my free online sketch course, has been welcoming hundreds of new members in the past week. Starting...

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How to reset your workshop password

How to reset your workshop password

It happens to all of us. You have registered to a website, but cannot remember your password. It is frustrating if you want to access your online workshop, but you cannot access your account. Below is a short instruction video that shows you how to reset your password for The Never Ending...

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Lecture 8: Highlights with a white gel pen

Lecture 8: Highlights with a white gel pen

If you have seen more of my sketches you probably have noticed that I like to add some finishing touches by using a gel pen. In the third and last lecture of the sequel of three, you will see how I use a white gel pen to brighten up the church tower of Hindeloopen. Lecture 8 of The Never Ending...

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Lecture 7: Adding colour to the tower of Hindeloopen

Lecture 7: Adding colour to the tower of Hindeloopen

After I showed you the linework of the church tower of Hindeloopen, we are going to add some colour now. With only a few watercolours we will continue working on the sketch that we started in Lecture 6.  Lecture 7 of The Never Ending workshop is available now.  Happy sketching,

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New free lecture: The Never Ending Workshop continues

New free lecture: The Never Ending Workshop continues

I hope you had a good summer or winter wherever you are, although it has been different for all of us. My free sketching workshop took some time off and so did I. This year I did not travel for my summer holiday, but I have been rediscovering my own area.  It was quite some fun after all. I...

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Workshop ‘Urban Sketching: Een stap verder’

Workshop ‘Urban Sketching: Een stap verder’

For my English speaking followers: This is an announcement for an on-location workshop that I will teach in Dutch. Op vrijdag 9 oktober 2020 verzorg ik de workshop 'Urban Sketching: Een stap verder' bij Creaflex in Windraak/Sittard. Tijdens deze workshop neemt ik je mee in de wereld van Urban...

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Summer reflections and new course announcement

Summer reflections and new course announcement

I hope you are well and get a chance to go out and sketch. As I am in the middle of my summer holiday, I thought it would be nice to look back at the first half of this year. Taking some time to sit down and take notes of my recent personal history, enables me to evaluate and look ahead. I like to...

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