Perfectionism is the enemy of progress

“Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.” -Leonardo Da Vinci The question is if Leonardo was a perfectionist. He had problems finishing his projects. However, that has nothing to do with perfectionism. That was because he was a creator innovator. Someone who can start projects is highly intuitive but not very good at […]

Art Talk – Perfectionism

In episode 23, I talk about Perfectionism. How it ruins the flow and how you can deal with it if that is something you deal with as an artist. “Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.” -Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo, however, was not a perfectionist in that sense. His inability to finish artworks […]

Showing Up

A wise mentor told me that 80% of success is showing up. What does that mean? That’s my lesson for today and I also will give you something that can help you surpass that voice in your head. I usually plan my week ahead and I have blocked out 5 hours to work on a […]

In All Her Beauteous Grace

When I received the commission and the photos of the portrait I needed to paint, my brain went to the old master Jan van Eyk and his ‘Male with a Red Head Wrap’. I always loved to paint a head wrap for the shadows, the light falling onto the fabric and giving it that feeling […]

Art Talk – I Know You Can Do It

In episode 21, I talk about how, against all odds, I studied music, and art anyway. Why that is and why I know you can do that too. It is all about the mindset. Let me ask you. Do you want to grow or do you want to keep moaning about that stupid art school […]

Why do so many artists struggle?

As artists, whether in visual arts, music, writers or any form of art, we were often not really supported by our parents simply because they were also taught that art is not something you can make a living from. I battled that for years, I make a living from my art, however, it is not […]

Artists do not need to struggle

In our last episode, I promised to do an episode about expressionism. However, last week has brought me so much information and knowledge and experience that is important for us as artists, that I decided to skip that topic. As artists, whether in visual arts, music, writers or any form of art, we were often […]

Art Talk – Art As Commodity?

In episode 19, I discuss the type of art collecting that has nothing to do with the pure love of art but with investing for financial rewards solely. Instagram Facebook Website

Art Talk – Part 2 Abstract Art

In Episode 18 I discuss Abstract art and its history. I give examples of a few artists who became famous for their abstract art and share tips on how to learn to look at it to decide if that is what you want to collect. Contact Instagram Facebook YouTube

Art Talk – Part 1 why training the eye makes you a better art collector

This is episode 17 of Art talk, the first of a series I do for an upcoming workshop for art collectors or aspiring art collectors/investors. In this first episode, I introduce myself and talk about my mission to bring art collectors and artists close and how art collectors can become better and more confident connoisseurs […]