Sophie Ploeg painting plein air

Time to Paint

Many creative people struggle to find the time to actually be creative. I suppose we have that in common with most people, arty or not! There are just never enough hours in the day! If only we had seven lives…

How to Get Your Work on Show

Not too long ago I received an email from a regular reader asking for some advice. The reader recently dived into his art and managed to come up with some wonderful paintings. But the next thing he thought was ‘now…

Most Popular Blog Posts of the Year

Last week I shared the most popular posts on painting from 2017. This time I would like to share the most popular posts that are not so much about painting, but art history, exhibition reviews and more. Which posts did…

Great History Podcasts

History Podcasts Podcasts are a great way to digest interesting stuff while doing other things at the same time. Walking, painting, cleaning, and even filling up sleepless nights: all great times to listen to a podcast. I enjoy art, history,…

Great Art Podcasts

Podcasts are all the rage these days. I have quite a list of them and I listen regularly. They are great when going for a walk, at night in bed, or just while painting. Besides art podcasts I listen to…

What is Your Painting Style?

How do you find your own painting style? what is your painting style? Is there any way to make sure you have it? Many beginning artists are concerned about finding their own style. They are keen to get to that…

My Heroine’s Journey

Recently I was asked to contribute to Peter de Kuster’s project The Heroine’s Journey. Now I don’t consider myself a heroine but I felt flattered and liked his goals. His blog is filled with stories from professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, writers…