Monotype is a kind of one-print (mono), a unique print which you can make only once! You paint with a special ink on a piece of acrylic glass and put it on paper, then you slide this through a roll-press. You can paint with brushes, ink-rollers, sponches and all kind of other materials such as nets, threads, leafes or flowers etc. I work a lot with MonoType prints,normally as a background. On top I use ink, colorpencils and … Read More
My latest work is this Monotype – Mixed Media painting on Lokta paper from the Himalaya. Size: 36 x 50 cm painted area: 18x33cm I have worked with Symbols in my paintings for some years now, it fascinates me, and it is a binding between the Past, Present and Future. Like Music, Symbols are older than Words in Human History. This painting has 9 Symbols on it of different countries / cultures. Some of the Symbols everybody knows; like birds … Read More
I’m very happy with my new website! I like to thank Bas van Gaalen, my husband, who is the builder of this website and worked all week on it. We had some rainy days so that helped a lot. You can see my work and also you’ll find my shop where you can buy the work online. On a regular … Read More
Lokta paper is handmade and comes from the Himalayas in Nepal. It is made traditionally by Nepalese families near a river from the Lokta plant or Papyraceas. This plant grows in the mountains at an altitude between 1800 and 2500 meters. It is cooked on a wood stove to get the smooth material to make paper. This material is beaten till pulp and this will go on frames with cotton. It is sun dried and each paper sheet is different, … Read More
Hello, I am working on my new website. Very soon you will see pictures of my latest work. Paintings and cards in Mixed Media and Monotype. Inspired by symbols, ancient decorations and wallpaper, even pictures from the French brocantes. I specially love the so called ‘Lokta’ paper, handmade paper from the Himalayas. I work also on industrial carton and on canvas. So, will be continued, I will keep you posted.