After painting snow crystals for a while and drawing insects, I thought it was fun to change things a bit and to render insects in a looser, more painterly way. This resulted in a new series of paintings; “Insects in Oil”. I have a few on my easels which are not finished yet, but the first are done and added to this website. For insect paintings, select ” insects in the main menu, and insect painting on the following page. This is a shortcut to the new page with insect paintings: https://moniquevansomeren.com/insect-paintings/. More will be added in the near future. Some will have smaller dimensions and make great gifts for Christmas or birthdays. Please contact me for any questions. An ordering system will be added to the website soon.