Monthly Archives: January 2009


My children asked me: “Why do you want to paint yourself?” A good question.
My answer can only be: “Just because everybody else does it.”
I did go and read about self-portraits.  People go into serious studies on this topic.
The best reason for doing a self-portrait I read about, was in the 1500’s. For the struggling artist it was a cheap model to paint!
No, I am not on a self-study, I just saw someone else’s self-portrait and thought I should try it too!



oil on canvas

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A Celebration

We were privileged to be part of a wedding celebration on Saturday. Sharing in the happiness of two young people at the beginning of their life together.

A joyful day where we saw old friends, laughed together and wiped away a tear or two. Everyone and everything looked beautiful … and we had the best food!

Friends of the bride arranged the horses (two black stallions!) and carriage for her. This memory she will cherish forever!

waiting for the bride…


Baie geluk, Derik en Ronel!


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