23 juni 2016


Dear readers,


Today I wanted to catch up with a lot of other work, so no extended painting today. Only two experiments with ‘line’ and two 5-minute paintings, all four on simple copy paper.


About the ‘lines’: I always have liked ‘writing’ and calligraphy. When I started to study ancient Greek on the gymnasium I was fascinated by the other alphabet. And also in that time I had a couple of Iranian friends, who spoke and wrote Farsi. I found the writing fascinating. I find Japanese and Chinese calligraphy really beautiful. And so on.


So I guess this fascination finally ends up in my paintings it the form of scribbles. Below I put a few of this experiments.


The other two paintings are really quick paintings, with fluid acrylics and watersoluble neocolor II crayon. So I only now have to rub my index finger clean ;-)


Have a nice painting day!





  1. Simone Nijboer

    Hi Dotty,

    Thanks for commenting on the lines/writing/scribbles
    Maybe that is a thing that I would like to explore further in the coming time.

    I also think it might be time to open up my eyes to new shapes, forms, elements. I keep you informed!

  2. Dotty Seiter

    Simone, your comments about writing and calligraphy struck a chord with me. I, too, like writing and calligraphy, I think both for their own visual appeal and because they are symbols carrying meaning. I also like line and scribbles! Your use of line and scribble is one of the first things that pulled me to your paintings. I appreciate your discussion above because it increases my understanding of why I do some of the things I do in my own art.

    Fun to see your line experiments and two 5-minute paintings from today. I will go into my own painting today more playfully and experimentally : )


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