monique van someren

Spring Update

The winter was cold, wet and most of all (too) long. But I did not sit still and worked hard in my studio in Gananoque and my home studio. I had lots of fun exploring new insects, fish, commonplace objects, and textures and trying to get them on the canvas convincingly but not true to …

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A Beautiful Gift

Since I moved to studio 2 in Gananoque, I have met so many interesting, creative, intelligent and, above all, friendly people. It is a joy to be there. I was honoured and delighted to receive enclosed words today by Gretchen Huntley, Poet Laureate of the Town of Gananoque. Thank you very much, dear friend!ย 

Change of Plans

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 …

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