Minimalist line art landscape with a golden sun and a fantasy plant

Minimalist landscape with a fantasie plant in the golden evening sun

Minimalist landscape with a fantasy plant, drawn in white ink, and organic shapes, representing a lake and the sun. The shapes and background are painted with watercolor paint with a typical texture. The artwork has been made entirely digitally.


Minimalist line art landscape with a fantasy tree in the evening sun

Minimalist landscape with a plant by a rock formation in the evening sun

Minimalist landscape with a plant in white ink, and organic shapes, representing a rock formation and the sun. The shapes and background are painted with watercolor paint with a typical texture. The artwork has been made entirely digitally.


Minimalist line art landscape with a fantasy tree by a river during sunset

Minimalist landscape with mountains, a river and a tree in the evening sun

Minimalist landscape with a fantasy tree, drawn in dark gray ink, and organic shapes, representing mountains and the sun. The shapes and background are painted with watercolor paint with a typical texture. The artwork has been made entirely digitally.


Minimalist line art landscape with a tree in the evening sun

Minimalist landscape with mountains, the sun and a tree

Minimalist landscape with a tree, drawn in white ink, and organic shapes, representing mountains and the sun. The shapes and background are painted with watercolor paint with a typical texture. The artwork has been made entirely digitally.


Minimalist Line Art Landscape with a fantasy tree, mountains and sun 1

Minimalist landscape with mountains, a tree and the evening sun

Minimalist landscape with a line drawing of a tree in front of two organic shapes, representing the evening sun and mountains. The background, the sun and the mountains are digitally painted with watercolor paint with a typical texture. The tree is digitally drawn in white ink.


Digitaal acrylschilderij van een landschap in de gouden avondzon

Golden Evening Sun

The light of the setting sun – I’m still busy with it. Before the sky begins to turn orange, then red and purple, the light is a warm yellow in color, like honey. Or molten gold, which slowly spreads across the sky. However, this phenomenon only lasts a few minutes, but it is very beautiful to see. It’s not for nothing that it’s called the golden hour among photographers and artists.

The painting of a landscape with hills in the distance and some spruce trees in the foreground has been digitally painted, mainly with a painting knife. However, I used a stamp for the trees. Below you can see videos of the process:


Minimalist line art, female face line drawing, lines and shapes art

Female Face with Hat 3

Minimalist line art of a female face with hat, drawn in black ink. The drawing is placed on a background in a muted plum color, painted with watercolor paint with typical texture. Two organic shapes in light orange and dark plum purple – also painted with watercolors – make the picture perfect. The whole has been digitally painted.


Minimalist line art, female face line drawing, lines and shapes art

Female Face with Hat 2

Minimalist line art of a female face with hat, drawn in black ink. The drawing is placed on a background in a light terracotta tone, painted with watercolor paint with typical texture. Three organic shapes in creamy white, purple-gray and brown – also painted with watercolors – complete the picture perfectly. The whole has been digitally painted.


Minimalist line art, female face line drawing, lines and shapes art

Female Face with Hat 1

Minimalist line art of a female face with hat, drawn in black ink. The drawing is placed on a background in sand color, painted with watercolors with typical texture. Two organic shapes in orange and green-gray – also painted with watercolors – complete the picture perfectly. The illustration has been digitally painted.


Digitaal schilderij van een zonsondergang met palmboom

Palm Tree at Sunset

The first week of 2021 was already pretty crazy with corona still raging and the fuss in the US. Added to this was the bad weather here in the Netherlands – cold, gray, rainy and just meh. So I needed warmth and peace, and thought a scene with a sunset (warm colors !!) and a palm tree on a beach is just right. What do you think about it? Do you find it soothing?

The painting was made with the painting knife tool in ArtRage. Just like with real painting knives, the result is a bit looser and wilder, which I really like. One of my favorite tools in the app!

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Below you find two videos of the painting process:


Painting of a landscape with a typical African tree at sunset

Landscape with a typical African tree

After my last painting of a sunset, I felt like sticking with this theme for a while longer. Red and yellow are so wonderful colors to paint with, and they always look beautiful! I have often experimented with the shape of that specific African tree, the burkea africana or wild syringa. Due to its well-known and very characteristic shape, it is in my opinion particularly attractive as a silhouette.

Below you will find the videos of the painting. I only used the painting knife this time.

When the sun goes down (or rises, it doesn’t really matter), the light usually changes very quickly, and the colors go from cool blue to purple, then to pink and red, yellow and finally to what we call “white”. The amount of colors and combinations of colors is impressive, which is why I never get tired of painting landscapes at sunrise or sunset – or just looking at them! How about you? Do you also enjoy watching sunsets?


Digital acrylic painting of a sunset in the mountains in gorgeous colors

Sunset in the Mountains

Digital acrylic painting of a sunset in a landscape with mountains and hills. I like landscapes that are wide and open, where you can see very far. And the colors of a sunrise or sunset are often so beautiful! Unfortunately, I don’t have such a nice view in the area and if there is a beautiful sunset, it is over so quickly – too quick for me to paint.

That’s why I was really lucky when I came across a photo on unsplash.com with such a view. I used this as inspiration for my version. It was painted with ArtRage, mainly with a tool that imitates painting knives, with which you can spread paint nicely on the canvas. In the following videos you can see how this works:


Digital acrylic painting of a minimalist landscape in surreal colors

Minimalist landscape in surreal colors

Digital acrylic painting of a minimalist landscape with two groups of trees at sunrise. It is a color variation of an earlier painting of mine. I made this one because afterwards I saw that the groups of trees look a bit mysterious. I wanted to emphasize this impression with the surreal and almost otherworldly colors.

The artwork is painted in a loose and abstract-expressive style, with visible traces of the palette knife and of thick paint on canvas.


Christmas 2020

Merry Christmas

2020 was a strange year – well, still is, since it’s not over yet. And at least the first half of 2021 might not be much better. Let’s all do our best to get this virus under ontrol and to keep the negative impact of it as low as possible. Together we stand strong!

Christmas 2020

Digitaal schilderij van een landschap met een enkele boom en een dramatische hemel

Landscape with a lonely tree

Digital acrylic painting of a flat landscape with a single tree, which is rather lonely. The sky is colored dramatically from the setting sun.

The idea behind it, however, was not loneliness, but delight at the sight of the beautiful colors of the sunset, and resulting from this, content in that moment.

The scene is painted on a background with a clear stucco texture.


Digitaal acrylschilderij vaan een oceaan bij zonsondergang

Evening Sun above the Ocean

Digital acrylic painting of an ocean – maybe the North sea – in the evening sun, with warm golden colors. In the distance, a few birds can be seen and the calm water seems to stretch endless. Would you sit by the sea and look at the water for hours?


Digitaal acrylschilderij van een rode roos

Red Rose

Digital acrylic painting of a single red rose with a background in matching colors. Usually, roses are a very pretty sight in a garden or room, because of their unique shape – but I think mostly because of what we associate with them, which is love, friendship, romance. What do you think of roses?


Digitaal schilderij van een landschap in intensieve rode kleuren

Landscape in Red and Orange

Digital acrylic painting of a peaceful landscape in intense red and orange. It seems as if glowing lava flows over the land and fire colors the sky. But it is still just a sunset. Exaggerated of course, but I really like the combination of orange and red with the gray with a light green tint. And although especially the red in itself is a stimulating color, the atmosphere of the painting is nevertheless peaceful and calming. What do you think?


Digital painting of a marigold flower in red orange and yellow

Marigold

Digital painting of a marigold flower in variations of red, orange and yellow. Painted in the style of an acrylic painting.


Digital acrylic painting of Dutch Tulip Fields with trees

Dutch Tulip Fields with Trees

The 4th painting of colorful Dutch tulip fields. The video shows part of the painting process: