Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ange Noir ~ the dark One

Ange Noir 58 x 12 cm 
I finally got my hands on the perfect piece of driftwood for the dark Angel, I call her "Ange Noir" {French for Black Angel} just because it sounds so wonderful like that. I adore her, really happy with how she turned out.

Saturday, January 26, 2013


"Sanguine" - mixed media on canvas 60 x 90 cm
 Summertime.....this painting gives me that feeling, a sort of a Mother Earth again, this time inspired by the beautiful Pohutukawa trees that grow and flower abundantly around this place where we live. They line the bays and the beaches and gaze peacefully over the ocean

Friday, January 25, 2013

just a thought

Yesterday while I was walking on a beach { I walk many beaches nowadays: Eastcoast, westcoast, whenever and wherever we are } The kids enjoy playing in the surf -it's summer here you know- and I wander the coastline in search for driftwood. Sometimes I find a lot of nice pieces, sometimes there is not so much or only small pieces....so yesterday I was thinking that the ocean decides what I get on that particular day. I feel the ocean to be a male and he provides for me, whatever I seem to need. I thought how strange it has happened that when I was stuck and full of selfdoubt yet again, I suddenly started to see these Angels appear in the driftwood. Not all the pieces I pick up work, often I look at them and see nothing, or I think I see a beginning and hold a piece for a while, walk with it, feel it and I still decide to give it back to the sea. Funny thing though that when I ask others, they don't always see the sea, the ocean as a man. Some say she is a woman....but for me, he is a man {well, I think most often he is} and here is a little love he gave me a couple of weeks ago ♥

Oh, and more Angels and Mermaidens are on "Angels at my Table"

Salty Kisses and sandy toes ;)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Flowers to share ☼

Another one of my many things to share with you:
Here's a new exciting workshop that I will be starting on February 14th
That day just feels so right with all the love and flowers in the air.
Check out the  introduction video and come and join One Little House !

Thursday, January 17, 2013

TAP ! you're it !

I've got a lot on at the moment, so I will share bits as often as I can, here's what I want to share with you today !!

T.A.P. = the Traveling Art Project 

T.A.P. - The Traveling Art Project from Joyce van der Lely on Vimeo.

an idea I had on my list for a while now

It is a FREE group to join at One Little House 

a great artist community where I also do some on-line workshops. 
Come visit, join in and 

feel free to GRAB a TAP button ;)

Wednesday, January 09, 2013


12x12 inch deep canvas
Mixed Media with beeswax
The Umbrella series show observations of things that just happened, just because...
This one is of the expected end of the Earth predicted to happen on 21-12-2012
Eventhough there is an endless amount of spacejunk threathening our planet, we seem to live on...and on...and on ...?

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Fine Art Portfolio

2013 is a year of many changes for me and lots of hard work ahead.
I have set up a portfolio at Fine Art America where you can buy high quality prints in different sizes and on different substrates. 
Check it out , just follow this link: I have my two equine paintings on there at the moment :)

Art Prints

Art Prints