Daily painting, Grumpy Pom in a basket

Pom is relaxing in one of the many baskets my friend has strewn around the house. It’s a beautiful 18th century canal house in Amsterdam, and it’s cat-heaven.
This is in pen and aquarelle on paper. Or ”water colour” on paper, but ”aquarelle” sounds so much more chique! I like painting in water colours, it’s restful. As a technique it’s almost the opposite to oil painting. I also choose my technique according to the feeling, the atmosphere I would like to achieve.

Water colour on paper

4” by 6”


Daily painting: Meeting with a donkey

On our trip to the Dallas Heritage Village we met with Nip and Tuck, two giant, very friendly donkeys.

I found them strange, they had a lot of angles and bumps, beautiful to paint of course. They are both greys with a lot of different shades in their coats. I do not know who is Nip or Tuck, so here is either Nip or Tuck!
This painting is quite small, 4 inch by 4 inch, it’s a miniature, it’s like a small jewel when I hold it in my hand. It will show up much larger on your computer screen, unless you are looking at my blog on your phone. ūüėČ

Oil on board

4” by 4”


Dallas in the heat of summer

It’s really hot in Dallas. People tell me it could be hotter but I find it difficult to deal with. This view of the Dallas skyline hopefully expresses the heat. We were at the Dallas Heritage Village, an open air museum and very interesting, but it was very very hot.
I mean really hot!

Oil on painter’s board

6” by 6”


Daily Painting: The adorable Huck

Huck is an Australian shepherd. He is adorable and a master in manipulating people. He has some psychic power which forces me to give him treats. He does not like bananas, he thinks bananas are offensive! He is on the same flyball team as my Antar and I feel good when we race behind the Huck because he is very reliable. Huck can also look very regal as you see here.

This is Huck at White Rock Lake. I had an Italian, renaissance style portrait in mind. Something like this:


The lake and background were just right. And Huck had the correct regal look.
What do you think?


Oil on panel
6” by 6”

Daily painting: Le Chateau des Chats

Well, not quite a ”daily painting”, this one took three days. Architecture is a lot of work, and this one is complicated as well. But I really love architecture. From rococo to Mies van der Rohe. (Now that is an idea… a zebra in the Barcelona pavilion). I love this little building, and while I was painting the cats kept popping up, and ended up on the painting.¬† And you will have to imagine that inside the pavilion is filled with small velvet cat-couches, and cats lounging about…

This is painted in oil on canvas painters board, it’s a ”tondo”, a circular shaped painting.


Dallas sunset

I have seen some spectacular sunsets here in Dallas.
Here’s one, # 2 in the ”36 views of the Dallas Skyline”
Part of my ”(almost) daily painting” project.

Oil on panel
6” by 6”


A rare rainy day in Dallas

New project, some of the ”Daily Paintings” are going to show the Dallas skyline, and I plan on making 36 of them. Yes, just like Hokusai’s very famous, ”36 views of mount Fuji” (of which there are 46). Anyway, here is the very first of them:

A rare rainy day in Dallas
oil on panel
6” by 6”