Thursday, May 31, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Plein air gouache sketch

When the sun is setting, one has to paint fast...
Gouache sketch, koninginnebrug Rotterdam

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Silver Medal

Great news! I was notified that my illustration was awarded the Silver Medal at the Richmond Illustrators juried show. I'd like to say thanks to the jury, and congratulations to the other winners: Richie Pope, Leslie Herman and Steve Hughes

Richmond wrote: "It's time to announce THE WINNERS! Congratulations to everyone -- we are thrilled to announce the winners, as chosen by our esteemed panel of jurors... FIRST PLACE - Richie Pope of VA SECOND PLACE - Wouter Tulp Illustrator of the Netherlands THIRD PLACE - Leslie Herman of VA PHILIP B MEGGS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN - Steve Hughes of MI" 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sketch video

I've been receiving some requests to do another sketch video, so... here it is. Enjoy!

Life drawings

We had a double model at yesterdays life drawing session. Within the same amount of time, 5 or 10 minute poses, as we normally draw one model, one becomes extra focused and concentrated. The models were very expressive. Great session!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The eye of the beholder...

I had some spare time in between jobs, so I decided to do this autobiographical illustration.
I don't live in the mountains, or the woods...When I go out, I see the port of Rotterdam... Often you can see me sitting between containers and factory's doing pleain air paintings. The good thing is: Light and color are everywhere, so when I go out with my sketchbook, I can call any place my home.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Book cover

This is a book cover illustration I just finished for Barbara Elses book: 'The travelling restaurant'

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Three works accepted in RIC competition

I am happy to announce that three of my illustrations have been accepted in the Richmond Illustrators club 5th Juried show.

A full color catalog of the show will be available at the opening of the show: The show opens June 1st from 7-10pm at Ghostprint Gallery in Richmond, VA, and runs until June 30th. There will also be a preview opening Thursday, May 31th from 6-8pm. June 1st is Richmond's First Friday Gallery Walk, a city-wide, monthly event where many galleries open new exhibitions at the same time.  It draws thousands of people and is a great time to display artwork. You can read more about Ghostprint at and more about First Friday at See the section "Openings and Events" below for notes on scheduling.

Friday, May 04, 2012


I was asked to participate in 's 10 year anniversary exhibition. Here's my entry based on the -ISM: expressionism.