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June 24, 2015


Arnout van Alberda is a Dutch painter, who specializes in still lives. But they're not just 'still lives'  as I know them from the book or the art gallery. These have a little twist on them. I'd never thought that a piece of meat would make such a fun painting and yet looks like an old Dutch master piece.
'Arnout van Alberda (1968) was educated at the Academie Minerva in Groningen, The Netherlands. Precise observation and craftsmanship play a central role in his work. At first sight, his paintings seem to be painted very fine. At a closer look, it applies that some details are left out. The suggestion is most important.' (vanalbada.nl)

All paintings are oil paint on masonite.

[Images from vanalbada.nl]

June 11, 2015


Look, how nice. Back in the shops - or when you're lucky, you can find them at flee markets (it has been a trend before, hasn't it). Why they are so nice? Those colors!
First one is from Leif and is for sale, the second are from Anthropologie and already out of stock.

[Images via Leif and Anthropologie]

May 20, 2015


Painting course ended this week. Last month I painted this baby giraffe, based on an image from the animalprintshop.com.


[Image by what rose likes]

November 9, 2014

Deventer today

Sometimes you just have to give it a go again and restart. Like this afternoon - I just couldn't resist. The views on my short walk to the supermarket made me stop like ten times, picturing the sky and this beautiful city.

[pictures by what rose likes - iphone]

September 3, 2014


Hi there! I've enjoyed a good vacation and am back to work for almost three weeks now. But.. I decided to take a break from blogging. I'm busy with new things (buying my first real house :), trying out yoga, starting with my painting courses again) and my inspiration for blogging is lacking.. And as I don't want to post things that I don't really really like, I'm leaving these pages blanc for the time being. Here's some last good inspiration from around the web. See you, maybe in a short while, maybe in a little longer.

  1. 50 books everyone should read.
  2. Tant Johanna writes an always inspiring blog. She posted about these nice cups from Falcon Enamelware.
  3. Lovely children's artwork by Famille Summerbelle. These paper puppets make you smile.
  4. This interior in Amsterdam. 
  5. On the list to visit: Staalbergven. Zilverblauw, a beautiful blog I only just discovered, took beautiful pictures of it. I can't copy them without permission, so take a visit!
  6. Beautiful black and white pop-ups by Mengyu Chen. Via Mr. Printables.
  7. If you ever dreamt about a walk-in closet, this should be it. It's perfect!
  8. Fun website De Koffiefilters. All about coffee.

[Coffee picture via blog bluff]