A fun little ladybug, all ready to make your life a bit brighter!

Hang it in that small empty spot on your wall, or position it next to some plants or souvenirs.
It will feel at home wherever you decide to put it!

Details
Acrylic on plywood
15cm x 15cm (5.9" x 5.9")
Finished with a satin varnish.

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/736109181
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.




A fun little ladybug, all ready to make your life a bit brighter!

Hang it in that small empty spot on your wall, or position it next to some plants or souvenirs.
It will feel at home wherever you decide to put it!

Details
Acrylic on plywood
15cm x 15cm (5.9" x 5.9")
Finished with a satin varnish.

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/722251690
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.




A fun little ladybug, all ready to make your life a bit brighter!

Hang it in that small empty spot on your wall, or position it next to some plants or souvenirs.
It will feel at home wherever you decide to put it!

Details
Acrylic on plywood
15cm x 15cm (5.9" x 5.9")
Finished with a satin varnish.

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/722251594
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.




A fun little bee, all ready to make your life a bit brighter!

Hang it in that small empty spot on your wall, or position it next to some plants or souvenirs.
It will feel at home wherever you decide to put it!

Details
Acrylic on plywood
15cm x 15cm (5.9" x 5.9")
Finished with a satin varnish.

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/736107521
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.




A fun little bee, all ready to make your life a bit brighter!

Hang it in that small empty spot on your wall, or position it next to some plants or souvenirs.
It will feel at home wherever you decide to put it!

Details
Acrylic on plywood
15cm x 15cm (5.9" x 5.9")
Finished with a satin varnish.

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/722249884
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.




A fun little bee, all ready to make your life a bit brighter!

Hang it in that small empty spot on your wall, or position it next to some plants or souvenirs.
It will feel at home wherever you decide to put it!

Details
Acrylic on plywood
15cm x 15cm (5.9" x 5.9")
Finished with a satin varnish.

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/722249790
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.




A fun little bee, all ready to make your life a bit brighter!

Hang it in that small empty spot on your wall, or position it next to some plants or souvenirs.
It will feel at home wherever you decide to put it!

Details
Acrylic on plywood
15cm x 15cm (5.9" x 5.9")
Finished with a satin varnish.

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/736107101
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.



She is all ready for her snuggles now. Such a beauty!

Hang it in that small empty spot on your wall, or position it next to some plants or souvenirs.
It will feel at home wherever you decide to put it!

Details
Acrylic on plywood
15cm x 15cm (5.9" x 5.9")
Finished with a satin varnish.

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/722251002
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.


Such an attentive little beagle. He might be up to no good, but for now you have his full attention!

Hang it in that small empty spot on your wall, or position it next to some plants or souvenirs.
It will feel at home wherever you decide to put it!

Details
Acrylic on plywood
15cm x 15cm (5.9" x 5.9")
Finished with a satin varnish.

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/722250670
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.


He finally manages to sit still for a moment, this bouncing ball of white fluff.

Hang it in that small empty spot on your wall, or position it next to some plants or souvenirs.
It will feel at home wherever you decide to put it!

Details
Acrylic on plywood
15cm x 15cm (5.9" x 5.9")
Finished with a satin varnish.

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/736108691
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.



Hello!

August was all about preparing for Kunstpark Woerden, an art market on Sunday 8 September. I had a stand together with Ceramic artis Resi van Zijl (https://vizikeramiek.wordpress.com/) and wanted a bunch of small and affordable paintings. So in August I managed to make 13 small paintings. Fun to do, and they looked absolutely stunning together when the day finally arrived.

Kunstpark itself was tiring, but a lot of fun. It was the first time we worked together like this, and Resi had some ideas for stand styling she wanted to try out, so it was a bit of trial and error durng build up. But our art works great together, and the stand looked awesome!


The weather held up pretty nice, we could enjoy the music from the nearby Akoestival and we had a lot of great reactions and conversations. And, best of all, we both sold a couple of pieces. These three bugs will be staying together in their new home, which makes me very happy!



There was no shop update last month, but I will be photographing and uploading all the new mini paintings to the shop in the upcoming week(s), so make sure to check in once in a while!


So what's next?
I'll be starting a new pastel drawing, but next to that I have no projects in mind. I'll be playing with pastels and watercolours, and doing some random experiments. Just having a bit of fun!

That's it for this month!

=x= Noortje

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A coworkers husband loves exotic animals and has a collection of the most amazing, brightly coloured creatures. Among them are poison dart frogs. My coworker showed me some pictures and I instantly fell in love with all the colours and variations.

It took a while before I actually featured it in my art, because I wasn't sure about the media I wanted to use. But when I got this lovely dark grey paper, the decision was easy. A bright Pop! on a dark background, it dares any hungry individual to eat it. And be very, very sorry afterwards.

Details
Pastel on heavy 360 gr/m² Pastelmat paper
30cm x 24cm (11.8" x 9.4")

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/721218129
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.




A fun, bright postcard.

Printed on the front with one of my paintings.
Printed on the back, ready to be send.
It just needs your touch and then it is ready to make someone happy!

Details
A6 size: 10,5 x 14,8 cm (4,1" x 5,8")

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/722004675
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.


A fun, bright postcard.

Printed on the front with one of my paintings.
Printed on the back, ready to be send.
It just needs your touch and then it is ready to make someone happy!

Details
A6 size: 10,5 x 14,8 cm (4,1" x 5,8")

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/708145312
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.


A fun, bright postcard.

Printed on the front with one of my paintings.
Printed on the back, ready to be send.
It just needs your touch and then it is ready to make someone happy!

Details
A6 size: 10,5 x 14,8 cm (4,1" x 5,8")

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/722003871
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.


A fun, bright postcard.

Printed on the front with one of my paintings.
Printed on the back, ready to be send.
It just needs your touch and then it is ready to make someone happy!

Details
A6 size: 10,5 x 14,8 cm (4,1" x 5,8")

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/708144970
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.


A fun, bright postcard.

Printed on the front with one of my paintings.
Printed on the back, ready to be send.
It just needs your touch and then it is ready to make someone happy!

Details
A6 size: 10,5 x 14,8 cm (4,1" x 5,8")

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/722003153
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.


Some friends of ours have a bunch of sheep. They are big and loud and incredibly curious and adventurous animals, always looking for that tastier bit of grass. And they turn out to be incredible escape artists. Their adventures always make me laugh.

Details
Acrylic on canvas
30cm x 24cm (11.8" x 9.4")
Finished with a satin varnish.

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/704822078
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.




I always loved ladybugs. They look so cute, wth their shiny shields and fun dots. But they are ferocious predators. A contrast I can't help but love. As a kid I believed they brought good luck and still, so many years later, they brighten my day every time I see one.

Details
Acrylic on woodboard
50cm x 40cm (19.7" x 15.7")
Finished with a satin varnish.

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/704823850
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.




I got a set of plywood panels and the woodgrain is just so beautiful. Such a shame to paint it over completely. So now it is inhabited by this regal magpie. You can still see the wood on the side and the texture of it through the paint.

Details
Oil on plywood
40cm x 30cm (15.7" x 11.8")
Finished with a glossy varnish.

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/568834727
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.




This hedgehog is part of my Woodland life series, painted with oil paint on hardwood panel, still showing that beautiful woodgrain along the edges.

It was a beautiful day. Warm and sunny, without the stinging heat that preceded today, tall green trees providing some lovely shade. The forest was quiet, no wind to rustle the leaves, and the wildlife stopped their hustling and bustling and crickets and chirps when I blundered by. Nevertheless, I felt at peace. And out of breath. It was in that moment, that I plopped myself down on a fallen tree, that I saw it.

It stared at me from the other side of the log. “Oh, hello there!” The hedgehog cocked its head, then seemed to give a tiny nod. I sighed a happy sigh and stared at the branches above my head. “So quiet isn’t it?” The hedgehog gave what I could only describe as a snort. I looked at it. “You don’t agree?” It was a rhetorical question. I didn’t expect an answer, it was a hedgehog after all. So imagine my surprise when it shook its head very deliberately.

I stared at it, mouth agape and eyes bulging. “You can understand me?” I must have looked like a fool, because it let out a delighted giggle. Then it nodded. “Can you speak too?” It nodded again. “Wow. I never met a speaking hedgehog before.” It smiled.

“So you don’t think it’s quiet?” Headshake. If it really could speak, it was a hedgehog of little words. “Are you alone here?” Another shake. It turned its head and indicated a pile of leaves at the bottom of a nearby oak. I could see some shapes move in there when I looked closely. The hedgehog turned its head back to me. “Party.” It whispered in a tiny, shy voice. “Ah.” I looked again and thought I could see a couple of faces peeking out of the leaves. “And you came in search of some alone time?” Because that was exactly the same I had done. It nodded.

It scurried out of the ferns and sat next to me. Minutes passed in silence. I don’t know how much time we spend, sitting quietly on that log, but the sun had started to set when I heard my name called out from outside the woods. I looked at the hedgehog. “I have to go.” It nodded. “It was nice meeting you.” It nodded again. It turned around to follow my noisy process back to the party I fled from. I looked back once.

It sat in the place where I left it, a tiny smile on its face. Then it lifted its paw, hopped of its perch and disappeared in the undergrowth. A small breeze brought me its parting words. It whispered around my head, happiness in the small voice. “Goodbye, my friend.”

Details
Oil on plywood
40cm x 30cm (15.7" x 11.8")
Finished with a glossy varnish.

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/573135957
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.




I got a set of plywood panels and the woodgrain is just so beautiful. Such a shame to paint it over completely. So now it is inhabited by this curious fox. You can still see the wood on the side and the texture of it through the paint. It has a lovely luminous quality to it.

Details
Oil on plywood
40cm x 30cm (15.7" x 11.8")
Finished with a glossy varnish.

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/586117233
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.




The first thing you see is bright shapes on a black background. But then you look a bit closer and you spot the red details, the subtle flares of light. Closer again and you see the black is not black at all, but dark blues and purples and you notice the amazing structure that reflects the light in ripples.

Details
Acrylic on canvas
80cm x 60cm (31.5" x 23.6")
Finished with a satin varnish.

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/574160249
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.




That moment when you spot something colourful... and it stares back at you. Hi!
You can find the most vibrant colours in nature, and that never fails to inspire me.

Details
Acrylic on canvas
40cm x 30cm (15.7" x 11.8")
Finished with a satin varnish.

Interested?
Get more information or buy directly on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/594984078
Or send me a message: thedoodlingdutchie [at] gmail.com.