7 september 2016


Dear readers,


Today I started with the second assignment from Jane Davies.


Assignment = : start with a layer of very fast painting (cover the page in 20 seconds).

Add lines or scribbles with graphite

Then add more layers (transparent and opaque).


Here you see the first two results (I have to finish 10 this week… ;-))

They were made really fast and are not meant as finished products, only as inquiries.





  1. Dotty Seiter

    This lesson is much closer to my heart, too, and feels more directly akin to why I elected to take this workshop. That said, I can now see more clearly how last week’s lesson will serve me in lesson 2 and also in my broader painting life (can you see me letting go of my stubborn autodidact mindset a bit?!).

    Thanks for your wishes for my time away. It will be both restorative (the actual time away with my dad) and stressful (the loss of time at home).

    I WILL keep painting! This lesson seems like an easy one to do away from home—minimal supplies, low time requirements, low brainpower needed.

    Did you use spray paint in the exercises you posted?

    • Simone Nijboer

      To answer your short question: yes, I use spray paint.
      I was inspired to do that by Danish artist Mette Lindberg.

      I like the splattering effect (can you say that?), and the fact that it is difficult to control because of the force of the paint coming out.

      But: I still have reservations, probably because of the connotation of graffiti. Is this a proper way to make art 😉

  2. Simone Nijboer

    Thanks, Dotty!

    I agree: I also like this week’s assignment. It is much closer to my heart than the former lesson.
    I hope you have two nice days away. Do you keep painting?

  3. Dotty Seiter

    Wow! Spectacular, Simone! You were born to this assignment.

    I am grateful for the nature of this week’s lesson since I think it will take me less time than last week’s did—helpful since I’ll be away for two days, and then starting back to work during the coming seven days.


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