Dressing up

Dressing up

In this short video I am showing you how to use Distress Inks. It is a water-based dye ink with good colour stability. Unlike other inks, Distress Inks react to water which means that water doesn’t break down the colour. Water also allows the ink to move on the paper. I prefer cutting the sponge from the container. It makes it easier to manipulate.

Enjoy this demonstration and then, try it yourselves.

You are welcome to download the illustration of the dress or you can create your own of course.


Drawing from the right side of the brain

Drawing from the right side of the brain

Here we start our exploration on drawing upside down, a well-known technique with which to tap into the right side of your brain.

“You have two brains: a left and a right.

Modern brain scientists now know that your left brain is your verbal and rational brain; it thinks serially and reduces its thoughts to numbers, letters and words… Your right brain is your nonverbal and intuitive brain; it thinks in patterns, or pictures, composed of ‘whole things,’ and does not comprehend reductions, either numbers, letters, or words.” From The Fabric of Mind, by the eminent scientist and neurosurgeon, Richard Bergland. Viking Penguin, Inc., New York 1985.

Our course in studying techniques to bypass the verbal left-mode system, which, in our culture tends to dominate, that would allow the sub-dominant right-mode non-verbal system to come forward to perform a task for which it is especially suited: drawing a perceived subject will start in January 2021 in all earnest.

Herewith a demonstration in the beginners class as a taste of what is to come.


We are starting our right brain course in January next year. More information to follow soon.

Let’s have some Umbrella fun

Let’s have some Umbrella fun

This is a fun project!

The illustration you need is available here for download. Of course, you can create your own!

Let’s get creative together. Let’s have some fun.

And, please, email me your results?  


Hydrangeas in oils

In this class, we try our hand on oils

We will be using the three primary colours, black and white. You will learn how to mix your own, unique palette! Once you have mastered that, you will never look back. Your paintings will be absolutely your own. Join me and my students in this demonstration. Please Subscribe to my Video Channel on Youtube. I will be posting a new demonstration every 14 days.

Enjoy this journey with me and my students…