donderdag 1 juni 2017

Thumbs up

After the rain there's an after the rain.

Sent to Ryosuke Cohen in Japan.

woensdag 31 mei 2017

In memoriam: Catootje

Cato, also known as Catootje, born February 2012, arrived at our home summer 2012. Passed away last Friday, 26 May 2017.

Superb Fairy Wren revisited

I've drawn a superb fairy wren before. Drawings never will be as good as the real bird, but anyway I love to continue to draw them.

This time the tiny bird flew to Antonia Mayol in Spain, covered by a far larger bird, a razorbill, as an envelope.

maandag 3 april 2017

Ducklings drown thanks to DAPL

There's a lot of injustice and short-sighted stupidity in the world.
One of these is the fact that people / companies / politicians who have power, think they can own the earth and destroy it (injustice) and seem to not notice that in the end they'll have destroyed also what belongs to their/our next generations (short-sighted stupidity). Just for short-term profit.

vrijdag 31 maart 2017

Blue birds

Naomi was so kind to send me one of the postcards from her thousand postcard project.
On instagram I saw she draws and paints wonderful birds on envelopes (like these Cockatoos).
So I decided to draw a bird in reply to send to Australia. And while I prefer to draw Australian wildlife, she prefered to receive a Dutch bird. So this Blue Tit arose on my paper.

On the envelope some more 'blue' birds: the 'Blauwborst' (literally 'blue chest', in English the Bluethroat) on the Dutch stamp, and... I couldn't resist to add one tiny Australian birdie, the superb fairy-wren.

donderdag 30 maart 2017

For the Endangered Animals project

This year Micu has an ongoing mail art project about endangered animals. I would say: take a look at Mail a Smile and join!

This bluefin tuna I finished today, in hope that the original species won't finish.

On the back side an example of the location fish like these finish in:

A few weeks before I drew and painted her this white rhino:

See Mail a Smile's gallery for more contributions from various artists to the Endangered animals project and feel inspired to add your contribution to this project!

dinsdag 21 februari 2017

Composition in green

And now for something completely different :-)
One of my very few abstract paintings. Or maybe not that abstract: I wonder if you can see any figurative in this 'Composition in green'?

To be send to Eduardo Cardoso, (minimal) mail artist in Portugal.

On the back I added a silver coloured sticker, which appeared, when scanned, to contain clearly visible stars and flowers.