Art Prints, Commissions & Instagram 2019

 
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Happy New Year, hopefully you had a fantastic start to the new year. I decided that I am not going to write a detailed recap of the old year or about New Year’s resolutions. One thing I can say is, that 2018 was all about trying things out, experimenting, learning and growing.

I found myself as an artist and know what path I will choose with my illustrations and in what direction my art will take me. Because of this I am currently working on my new portfolio and subsequently on updating my website.

My plan is to make more journal entries this year and to use social media in a different way that will suit my art work better. Before Christmas I found a wonderful text about “The Instagram Happiness Algorithm” by Tom Froese. His words resonated very much with me and I am inspired to make some positive changes. If you would like to have an insight in his art work and thoughts you can find him on Instagram @mrtomfroese.

Other news are, that besides offering commissions, I will also start selling original art work on my shop. I am still contemplating if I will continue to sell prints or if I should do this via Society6 only.

The illustration I am sharing with you today is called “Is it time to wake up yet?”. It will most likely be the last “cold season” illustration. During the festive season my art featured very strong colours, a lot of red and brown tones that I applied in a very opaqu way. However, now I am ready for brighter colours, more lightness and energy in my illustrations.

I would love if you would join me on my artsy journey this year. Have a nice day.

Landscapes and textures

 
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How are you today? Time seems to fly this December. There are so many things I would like to accomplish and I feel there are not enough hours in the day. I am working on updating my portfolio and I will be adding several new themes that you have not seen from me yet.

At the moment I am painting a landscape piece in mixed media with lots of texture. It is interesting to see how much my style and what I like to illustrate has changed this last year. Thank you for coming along on the journey.

A Green Living Room

 
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This piece was meant to be part of my portfolio update. In the end it turned out differently than expected and I decided to share it here rather than add it to my portfolio.

I decided to finish all illustrations in the future, even when there are painting mistakes or if I do not like it anymore all of a sudden. Every illustration is part of my development and I can learn from it. And sometimes a painting can change so much in the process, that it turns out fine in the end after all. This has happened several times already and is a welcome surprise.

Anyway, I wanted to share this illustration with you, so I can show you what my dream living room looks like. I love plants and cannot have enough of them. Also the colour combination is such a dream. And of course a velvet, orange couch.