Finished my Painting Aries!
Inspiration: Landscape Natural Park Het Drents Friese Wold Aekingerzand, Appelscha

Here I walk in every season, see how the pas born lamb grow up. Where I see the butterflies en swalows in Summer and enjoy the silence in Autumn and Winter!

Oilpainting on MDF, 50×60 cm
Hand painted, fine art,
Made by me in 2011.
July 10, 2011

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

“Aries” was featured in THE BEST OF ANYTHING & EVERYTHING, July 10, 2011
“Aries” was featured in Art and Collectables Sales, July 11, 2011
“Aries” was featured in National Parks of the World, July 19, 2011

First made my Underpainting:

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
    alaskaman53over 3 years ago

    Knap gemaakt Ientje,compliments,

  • Dank je wel rich, het was zo fijn om hier mee bezig te zijn, vooral ook omdat ik mijn favoriete natuurgebied en fotos van de boom heb verwerkt in mijn schilderij. Groetjes ien

    – ienemien

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    great work

  • Dank je wel Sylvia voor je lieve reactie… groetjes Ien

    – ienemien

  • Val Saxby
    Val Saxbyover 3 years ago


  • WOW… Thanks so much for this honor to be featured… Like that so much ;-)

    – ienemien

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneover 3 years ago
  • Thanks so much for the feature…. bye ien

    – ienemien

  • Wendy-Wilton
    Wendy-Wiltonover 3 years ago

    Congrats on the feature, the hard work definately paid off!

  • Thanks so much Wendy for this so great compliment… Bye ien

    – ienemien

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...over 3 years ago

    Awesome work, love the color,

  • Thanks so much Cynthia… lovely and special great glimmering lovely kitty picture… bye ien

    – ienemien

  • Val Saxby
    Val Saxbyabout 3 years ago

    Your hosts at The Best of Anything and Everything thankyou for your support to the group and would like to invite to enter your lovely image in our special invite only challenge

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  • Conoro
    Conoroabout 3 years ago

    This is a very beautiful painting Len :-) I especially love your tree, I think it is exquisite!

  • Thanks Contance, yes i love that tree, did you see my landscape photos, my inspiration?? Its great to walk there and see My Tree in the seasons… Thanks for your reaction, i really like that!

    Bye… ien

    – ienemien

  • TheBrit
    TheBritover 2 years ago

    Very realistic indeed Len!


  • Hi Brit, thanks for your comment about my painting, I hope you enjoy also my mail and other paintings. Warm greetings from me ien

    – ienemien

  • Laurie Minor
    Laurie Minorabout 2 years ago


  • Thanks Laurie for your so kind reaction… Bye ien

    – ienemien

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