Artist Statement

Saturday, May 07, 2022

Rock On, Rock Steady!

 

Rock Formation One

Mixed Media; Collage, Acrylic, Ink, and charcoal on Heavy 300 lb watercolor paper (cheap, but good for this)

11" x 14", Available at $40 plus $10 shipping


Rock Formation Two

Mixed Media; Collage, Acrylic, Ink, and charcoal on Heavy 300 lb watercolor paper (cheap, but good for this)

11" x 14", Available at $40 each plus $10 shipping

 

These were really fun to do, but you would be surprised how much attention and thought goes into an abstract piece. 

The first one puts me in mind of a waterfall, do you see it, too?

And the second one I just like for the colors and the angles. Yum!

Give me an email holler if you want to claim one or t'other. Thanks! Nel

NelVanL@aol.com

http://nelseverydaypainting.blogspot.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/neljansen532/

Thursday, April 14, 2022

April Spring Greens

 Part of the Series: In and Out at 532

A new series of art work derived from anything in and around my apartment. Front porch, back porch, my little garden, random still lives, drawings, paintings, whatever. The idea is for me to stay put and share what's right here.


Watercolor on Arches Paper, 12" x 12"

Available at $30 plus $10 shipping.

There were a couple of those big, fluffy bees keeping me company out on the back porch as I painted this. I could imagine that they were curious as to what I was doing, hovering over my paper as I painted, moving slightly every time I did, occasionally freaking me out a bit by buzzing past my ears. Maybe they liked the colors in my palette. Who knows?

Send an email if you want to claim this one.

NelVanL@aol.com


Monday, April 04, 2022

Bouquet By Crayons

 

 

Bouquet By Crayons

Experimental, NeoColor II Crayons on Watercolor Paper, 12" x 12"

This one was done with my new (Yay!) art crayons. These are water soluble, with rich, intense colors, and fun to use. You can either draw, then add water, or draw into water, different effects either way.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 03, 2022

Spring Bouquet in Acrylic

 

Spring bouquet in Acrylics, Acrylics on Watercolor paper, 12" x 12"

Available at $40 plus $10 shipping

Detail Below (Close Up)

 

Same bunch of flowers as the other day, but using Acrylics this time. The acrylics put me in mind of my oils, and so I revert to oil techniques and tactics, except for the luxury of being able to paint over top of things, they dry so quickly. I'm pretty happy with this one, but I want to go more abstract...Hmmmm, bigger brushes maybe?

Please send me an email if you would like to claim this one. Of course, since it's on paper, it can be cropped to any size you like. Get advice from your framer.

NelVanL@aol.com

http://nelseverydaypainting.blogspot.com

Saturday, April 02, 2022

Spring 22 Bouquet

 

 

Spring Bouquet '22, Watercolor on Arches Paper, 12" x 12"

Available at $40 plus $10 shipping. 

Detail (Close-Up) Below


 
At Walmart this past week, on the end cap, were all these "homey" little bouquets for $4.87 apiece; nothing exotic, hut nice little quotidien flowers. They are lasting pretty well. I bought two since my budget was $10.00 and I am happy with my babies. Today I want to try it in acrylics, and then maybe a third to get more abstract. We'll see how they last.
Thanks for looking!

If you are interested in claiming this one, please send an email my way:
NelVanL@aol.com

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Woven Garden - SOLD


Woven Garden
Acrylic on Treated Paper, 9" x 10"
SOLD


Detail (Close-Up) of Portion of Above

The fish eye effect on the painting image; I don't know how to get rid of or avoid, sorry. The weaving strips are not that curved. This is basically two floral paintings on paper treated with an experimental base (Plaster of Paris mixed with Gesso). (see below for example) When those florals were boring, I cut them both up and wove them. Then applied Gel Medium and glued them to yet another piece of paper, so the whole thing is a bit thick, and a bit "lumpy", but will not need glass. Email me at NelVanL@aol.com if you are interested in claiming this one.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Acrylic Play: Floral - N/A

 

Acrylic Play : Floral on Treated Paper Substrate, 12" x 12",
Acrylics on Watercolor Paper, Image Size 9.5 H, 10" W
Not Available


Detail

Painted with White Border
 
Spring is in the air now, with slight nudges from March to remind us of where we've been. 
Today, though, is so nice that I'm headed outside with my watercolors. Yay!
If tomorrow is nice, a little time in the garden maybe? 

If you are interested in this one, please send an email to me at NelVanL@aol.com to claim it.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Lilies Pen and Ink with Watercolor

 

Lilies

Pen and Ink with Watercolor

12" x 12" on 140 lb Cold Press Arches Paper

Available at $30 plus $10 shipping


Detail

If you are interested in this one, please send an email to me at NelVanL@aol.com. 

Thanks for looking!

PS. Does anyone know how I can get rid of this extra space between lines?




Saturday, October 23, 2021

Mixed Media Series, Red and Blue - SOLD

 These are two small series of color exploration mixed media pieces.

 Four to a Set, Each around 6" x 6"
Watercolor Paper, Mixed media
Each set available at $40 plus $10 shipping.


 Four to a Set, Each around 6" x 6"
Watercolor Paper, Mixed media
Each set available at $40 plus $10 shipping. 
November: Blue Set SOLD.

If you are interested in the red set, please send me an email indicating which set you would like to have. My email is NelVanL@aol.com. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 04, 2021

Oranje Bove - SOLD

 Hey there. Happy Fourth, and one of my very favorite holidays! Hope that you are celebrating and enjoying the day in your own fashion and with some good peeps. And super weather!

God Please Bless America, our beautiful land.

This one is for all my Dutchies out there, and I expect that they will be the only ones who "get" the nuances of the expression in Dutch. Celebrating my American citizenship, and our country and my sweet Dutch heritage, all at the same time. Hope you Hollanders like it!

Oranje Boven
Mixed Media on MDF Board, 12" x 12"
Available at $45 plus $12 shipping

Detail, Top Right

If you find yourself interested in this one, just shoot me an email to stake your claim, as it were: NelVanL@aol.com

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

La La Lilacs - Not Available

 

La La Lilacs 

NA, Turned Into Cards

Watercolor and Gouache on Watercolor Paper, 15" x 20"

Image Cropped 14" x 19"

Available at $60 plus $15 shipping.


Difficult Colors to achieve, but so lovely when you can. 

Lots of small brush strokes. Contact me at NelVanL@aol.com if you are interested. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 06, 2021

Watercolor Hand Made Cards - Two Sets - NA

 

Set of Five Watercolor Blank Cards, Set One

Hand Painted on Watercolor Paper, size A2, blank inside, with envelope.

Gifted. Not Available.


Set of Five Watercolor Blank Cards, Set Two

Hand Painted on Watercolor Paper, size A2, blank inside, with envelope.

Gifted, Not Available

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Girl with Braids

 


Girl with Braids

Charcoal, Acrylic Paint on Watercolor Paper

Image Size 14" x 19", Paper size 19" x 23"

Available at $30 plus $12 shipping

 

Detail Above (Close Up)

Continuing with My Hands and Faces class, taught by Sabra Issa

And loving it.

Monday, November 16, 2020

What I've been up to

I'm taking an online class, which has been challenging, in an effort to "loosen" up. Learning some new techniques and being inspired to boot. The teacher is terrific, but understated. Sabra Issa is her name, and you can see some YouTube lessons if you google her name. Otherwise, her portfolio is here: https://sabraissa.com/portfolio/ Here are some of the projects I've done, and next we'll tackle portraits, some with hands showing also.







Thought you might like to see them. Nel



Sunday, November 01, 2020

Requiem for Summer - SOLD

This was originally going to be a set, but the images all turned out pretty much the same. So, more of a series, though please feel free to hang as many as you wish, as a set if you should choose to. It is an ode to summer, that precious and fleeting season that really only lasts 2 and a half months. While sadly, winter gets 5 months. Now, is that fair, I ask you? LOL.

These are on Bristol Board (Paper) size 9" x 12"

Mixed media, collage, acrylic, pencil and crayon.

Images are 8.25" x 6"

Requiem for Summer One
 
Requiem for Summer Two
 
Requiem for Summer 3

Requiem for Summer Four
 
These are priced at $10 each, or $30 for the set, plus $10 shipping no matter how many.
Thanks for looking, and my sympathy to fellow summer lovers, who with me, now face the long, cold time until Spring. (Wouldn't it be great if we could all just hibernate? Sleep right thru all the cold?)


Saturday, October 31, 2020

Election, 2020 - SOLD

 

Election 2020

Mixed Media on 140 lb Watercolor Paper, Paper size: 12" x 16", 

Image size: 10.25" x 14.25"

Available at $20 pus $10 shipping.

Just in case you haven't had enough talk, distraction, news, jokes, and conversation about the election, here's one more thing. I wanted to commemorate the season in an artistic way, and this is what came out of it. Mostly acrylic, some markers and oddball pencil work. Since it's on paper, it can easily be cropped.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Soft October Mixed Media Quartet - NA, Gifted

 So, some semi abstract work for you this week. I think I've been influenced by the overcast, rainy weather we've been having here in Maryland, with a few glimpses of sunshine interspersed. At any rate, I've had some fun working with collage, crayons, paint, markers, pencils...

Theses are 6" x 6" images on 7" x 7" watercolor paper.

From top to bottom, Soft October 1, 2, 3, and 4.




 

These could be a nice set, or grouping, or feel free to buy just one or two. I'll leave that up to you, ...but to encourage someone to get all 4, I'll price these at $15 each (plus $10 shipping for as many as you like.) The set at $40.00 plus shipping.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, October 19, 2020

Floating Poppies, Watercolor - SOLD

 

Floating Poppies, Watercolor
Watercolors on 140 lb Cold Press Paper, 15" x 23"
Available at $60 plus $10 shipping

I feel some abstract work coming on, so wanted to "clear the deck", so to speak, and get this one done and posted.
I'm pretty happy with the results, and I like the sense of airiness around the flowers, something I've had trouble achieving.

Monday, October 05, 2020

Watercolor Card Set - SOLD

This time it is 6 for $25.00, plus $10 shipping. I figured for $10 shipping, you might want to have more than 4 or 5 to make it worthwhile. Blank inside, 100% cotton, Arches watercolor paper, 140 bl paper. Hand painted.

(And me too, for the trek to the PO.)



Send an email if you are interested in buying this set.

Thanks for looking.


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