Daily Painting: The power of collage papers

Daily painting

Dear reader,


Another postcard-day.

I am so happy now with all the old paintings that I kept in my drawer instead of throwing them away, even though they were absolutely not ‘good enough’ according to my taste.

The fun thing is: paintings can lack composition, some parts can be dull or uninteresting. But if you tear or cut them apart, you can use the most exciting parts, with the best textures, the most beautiful colours, the most interesting line patterns. Then you take them and make a good (or at least better) composition with them.

So there is a good reason to never throw your old colorful paintings away, They can get a second life.



Simone Nijboer, Dutch abstract artist, online art teacher, daily painter, creativity accelerator


  1. Dotty Seiter

    Hi Jane and Sheila, great fun to find you here!

  2. Sheila Delgado

    You make me want to play and get my hands dirty with colors! 🙂

    • Simone Nijboer

      Then my mission is completed 😉 Have fun with your colourful hands!

  3. Jane Davies

    Hi Dotty! Great to “see” you on Simone’s blog. I’ve been away from my studio for a few weeks, teaching, and then the beginning of my new studio construction, and then the American holiday. This is a great inspiration.

    • Simone Nijboer

      Thanks, Jane! Isn’t it fun to meet each other again?

  4. Simone Nijboer

    I recognize this danger! My pile is still growing …

  5. Dotty Seiter

    Simone, it’s dangerous to encourage someone such as myself to hang onto to anything—I can never bring myself to toss away anything that might possibly be used creatively in my art! Thanks for sharing your re-creations.


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