Wildlife Bridges in the Netherlands

While the mini-bus driver of our recent trip to the Kruller-Muller museum rattled on about the dutch countryside and the ubiquitous cows, (and how he didn't think much of Van Gogh) he mentioned as an aside, the eco bridges for animals. Well, we were surprised. They'd never really registered for me as, being from Australia, …

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Van Gogh’s brushmarks

We visited the Kröller-Muller Museum in eastern Netherlands last weekend, (which I'll write about in another post.) The main object of our visit was to see the Van Gogh collection, as the 19th century painter is Hiie's favourite artist. As we were sauntering around the modernist gallery with a truck load of school children, I …

Twitter Art Exhibit 2017

The fun Twitter Art Exhibit this year is in Stratford Upon Avon in the UK. The exhibition runs from the 1st to 19th April. The charity being supported this year (by sales of the art postcards) is Molly Olly’s Wishes, who do brilliant work for children with terminal or serious illness by making their ‘wishes’ …

Summer Threads and a Nude

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I'm staying at my mother's house at the moment and I found one of my old sketchbooks from 2009. It's always interesting looking through what you've done. Seeing any threads that you weren't consciously aware of but that later developed more fully. One thread that I don't really paint is the nude. Here's a female …