Working on my New Painting,
I have finished the Underpainting:

Under Painting for my Aries.
MDF with Oilpaint. 50 × 60 cm
December 23, 2010.

Inspiration: Landscape Natural Park Het Drents Friese wold Aekingerzand, Appelscha

“Underpainting Aries” was featured in Painters Universe
“Underpainting Aries” was featured in DUTCH SHOWCASE, June 4, 2011

This Technique is very intensive .
First, I made and Hardboard Grey (with Acryl Paint). (you call that the Middle Tone)

After drying, I made with a pencil the first lines, the Ram, the Landscape and the Tree, the people silhouette.

Underpainting with Oil Paint:
I always start with the Lights in an underpaint , I paint that with Titan White.. It is not transparant… After this project, Yes…about a month…

I start with the dark in this painting, I use for shadows Raw Omber, I mix it with a little white (Zink white is transparant) to make it lighter . All the dark spots get that brown.

After drying… yes again two our three weeks…

I can give it transparent glacis colours.
When its finished.. I think about 6 months, I Show you the results…

Making my Zodiac Signs
This is the second of three paintings I want to make.
My Ascendant is Capricorn.
My Sun in Aries..
and my Moon in Lion.



Underpainting Capricorn

My first Idea, The Drawing of my Zodiac

Hi , my name is Ien, I like art and I am creative on so many ways. I make paintings for more than 10 years, use my fantasy and paint realistic.

Walking in Forest and Nature Area, give me inspiration to Paint. I also like it to make photos about the little things I see in Nature.

I love Nature and go for long walks with my doggy Cathy. Making macro photos of flowers and Butterflies is my passion.

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  • alaskaman53
    alaskaman53about 4 years ago

    Knap gemaakt Ientje,nu de tijd nemen voor het eindresultaat.

  • Dank je wel Rich… het is gewoon zo fijn om te schilderen, helemaal in mijn eigen wereldje… Wel bij Schilderles, zodat niemand me kan storen… Groetjes Ientje

    – ienemien

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    great work

  • Dank je wel sylvia, fijn dat je het ook mooi vindt… groetjes ien

    – ienemien

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 4 years ago

    *Features December 26th, 2010
    ►"Featured Works Forum":


  • WOW!!! THIS is so GREAT!! Thanks Mary ;-))

    – ienemien

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 4 years ago

    WISHING YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A BLESSED NEW YEAR. Enjoy your wonderful artwork in this great layout (the image it’s an active link)
    December 26th, 2010
    ♥ Mary

  • OHHHH Mary this is Super!! You did a great Job… I love it… so nice of you!

    Thanks my Friend… My Christmas was Wonderful with my two kids, together… great! Hope you have a nice New Years Eve, New Years day and a SUPER 2011… Bye ien

    – ienemien

  • alaskaman53
    alaskaman53about 4 years ago

    Kijk eens aan Ientje op de homepage, welverdiend.
    Grtz vanuit het UZ Gasthuisbergziekenhuis.(laatste testen voor transplantatie)

  • Lieve Rich, Dank je wel voor je compliment … dit is op de featured page van (home page) group Painters Universe (featured 26 december).

    Goh je bent in het ziekenhuis… Sterkte!! dikke knuffel van mij! Hou je taai en ik hoop dat alles goed gaat!

    – ienemien

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 4 years ago

    Fantastic work.. Beautiful Image

  • Thanks so much Maggie, glad to see you like it… bye ien

    – ienemien

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylabout 4 years ago

    EXCELLENT artistry! Congrads on the feature! Happy New Year!

  • Thanks so much Lisameryl, also great to see you favorite my painting…

    Wish you also a GREAT and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Bye ien

    – ienemien

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisalmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks so much Johan for featuring my Underpainting in Dutch Showcase!!
    I like that so much! I hope that people read the explanation and understand how many hours it took… to paint like this ;-0)
    Bye ien

    – ienemien

  • Yool
    Yoolalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work !!!!!!!!!!
    Congratz on the well deserved feature :))

  • Dank je wel lieve Mariola ;-)) Ook leuk om te zien dat je ze alle 6 hebt gefavorited ;-)))

    Dit schilderij is nu bijna af… alles is nu gekleurd met een fijne Glacis laag. het is een prachtig Heide landschap geworden … Echt herkenbaar als Aekingerzand, de Ram is Bruin met een grijs bruine snoet ;-)) De boom is een Herfstboom met mooie gekleurde blaadjes, nog eventjes wachten… Ik denk volgende week klaar!! Groetjes Ien.

    – ienemien

  • Laurie Minor
    Laurie Minorover 2 years ago


  • Thanks Laurie, this was the Underpaint, did you already see the finished one in color glacis?

    – ienemien

  • this is the link Aries

    – ienemien

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