In nature...

Bird friends

Finally some snow fell last night! When I got up the garden was covered with a thin layer of snow. And yes that only means one thing to me... quickly get dressed and go out, because then the white world is still at its best...

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Winter love

The world is white, cold, but also so beautiful... I had to get out and start painting. This time with my favorite willows. Nature is white with frost and that makes me warm again. In the distance a cyclist arrived who already shouted from a distance "that can only be one who is going to paint now"...

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Badgers sleep

Today I am back at the place where I saw a family of badgers play a number of times last summer. The corn is gone and I have a clear view of their castle in the distance again.

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Frost

It's starting to get really cold now, the thermal clothing can be put on again, take some coffee and I went into the field. Fortunately there is not much wind so it is easy to pack well ...

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New!

Just like last year, a new large double A4 (29.7 X 42 cm) calendar can be ordered. Each month houses a different painting from the season. The calendar is printed on heavy glossy premium paper. Nice as a gift? That is of course also possible. When ordering, please indicate who it can be sent to and it will be packed on its way to the recipient. 

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Summer wave

While walking with my dog Amy I already came across this field and immediately said to myself, I will definitely come back here. And no sooner said than done :-) today was the day. Despite the heat, I was able to paint peacefully there...

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Bird friends

Finally some snow fell last night! When I got up the garden was covered with a thin layer of snow. And yes that only means one thing to me... quickly get dressed and go out, because then the white world is still at its best...

Read more »

Winter love

The world is white, cold, but also so beautiful... I had to get out and start painting. This time with my favorite willows. Nature is white with frost and that makes me warm again. In the distance a cyclist arrived who already shouted from a distance "that can only be one who is going to paint now"...

Read more »

Badgers sleep

Today I am back at the place where I saw a family of badgers play a number of times last summer. The corn is gone and I have a clear view of their castle in the distance again.

Read more »

Frost

It's starting to get really cold now, the thermal clothing can be put on again, take some coffee and I went into the field. Fortunately there is not much wind so it is easy to pack well ...

Read more »

New!

Just like last year, a new large double A4 (29.7 X 42 cm) calendar can be ordered. Each month houses a different painting from the season. The calendar is printed on heavy glossy premium paper. Nice as a gift? That is of course also possible. When ordering, please indicate who it can be sent to and it will be packed on its way to the recipient. 

Read more »

Summer wave

While walking with my dog Amy I already came across this field and immediately said to myself, I will definitely come back here. And no sooner said than done :-) today was the day. Despite the heat, I was able to paint peacefully there...

Read more »

Dragonfly alley

It was a nice warm summer day today and therefore a pleasure to paint outside. Due to the persistent drought, the ocher tones are already well on the way, but on the waterfront it was not too bad...

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Last day

The weather gods were so good to us this week, it's already the last day of Schilderfestival Noordwijk. The working conditions were ideal sun, sea and not too much wind, so we were able to paint a lot together...

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Flower zone

It was a short walk and it is quite warm, but at the end of the boulevard along the cycle path I found a special spot. The cyclists flash past me, but I only have eyes for this piece of nature. An interested cyclist paused with me for a while and together we had a very nice and intense conversation...

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Purple haze

It is Monday afternoon and I have just arrived in Noordwijk. I have already reported to the same B & B from last year where I will stay again with great pleasure the next week. Then I leave for Beach Pavilion De Zeester where the festival will be held. Once arrived I don't have to look far...

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Badgers home

Tonight I came home so excited. Yesterday I told you that I had seen one badger. Well, tonight it was three or four. When it started to get dark, a number of bubbles appeared from the edge of the forest, wow I thought it is a whole family...

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Badger

Lazy on the couch or painting outside? So glad I made the right choice tonight. After struggling through the masses of flowers and plants, I was able to paint in peace. This time a lone swan was my bodyguard....

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Happy thoughts

Early this morning I had an interview for the new book of the Dutch Association of Marine Painters. We discussed everything in the studio, but more about that later...

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Flowers

It was quite a cool day, but one with very beautiful cloudy skies and with flowers appearing everywhere. Of course I couldn't resist. With a wind force two it is therefore the time for a large canvas. I also call them "en plein air XL" (140 x 100 cm)...

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Early leaves

Nature is now really bursting, which is so beautiful to see every year. The world of the willows is also changing. Dandelions and Pentecostal flowers adorn the fields in great numbers. Fresh leaves are already on their graceful branches, the green is starting to get the upper hand everywhere...

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Hiding

It's almost getting boring to tell, but it was another sunny day today and I was able to get out. The rapeseed still doesn't bore me, so I settled there again. When I'm painting, all senses are open...

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Sun and joy

It's Easter Monday and it's insanely busy outside. The cars are parked everywhere, but even then you can disappear into the field if you want. I'm back in my hideaway at the rapeseed field, where the flowers are getting more and more exuberant...

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Yellow haze

Time for some plein air XL paintings and lately I also like to make them vertical. That no longer fits on my normal French easel, but then I have this giant easel in use. And with great satisfaction...

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Material info

Sonja Brussen brush set!

As a full time plein air artist I work in all weather conditions and seasons. My work is recognizable by the thick layers of paint and the firm brushstroke. So I have some demands on my painting gear and brushes. That I would love to share that with you!

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U.G.O Pochade box

I have already received messages from a number of colleagues with questions about my new U.GO pochade box. Coincidentally, the weather isn't too good at the moment so I thought... Let me make an unboxing video...

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Mini U.G.O pochade box

Hike & Paint might be the best way to keep fit ;-), but with my new U.GO 6"x 8" (small)  it's really great! I now only have a tiny backpack with all my stuff on my back and that broadens the field of work even more...

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