Inge Leonora-den Ouden
School for teaching textile arts and drawing in Delft
courses and tutorials by artists; autodidact
I like drawing since I was a child. First with graphite
and coloured pencils, later ink too. About 1982 I started painting in
watercolours, using fruits and sea shells as ‘models’. In 2007 I started making
I find my inspiration in all things (and people) I see
around me, sometimes I use digital photos (from my own camera), and of course
In 2013 I started illustrating children's books for publishers. My illustrations are in coloured pencils (dry or watercolour pencils) and in black pen. I write children's stories too (illustrated by myself), but they are not yet published.
I make watercolours and pen sketches ‘en plein air’,
depicting whatever I see and like. I like painting flowers larger than life. My oil paintings have a hint of surrealism.
I also make portrait drawings (commissions) of people
Staying close to realism I want to show the beauty of ‘ordinary’
things. I hope to honour the Creator this way. Sometimes I go ‘further’ in a more surrealistic way.
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