Author Archives: Wilson Tichelaar

About Wilson Tichelaar

relentless hunter gatherer of soothing beauty, great and small

Girl Caught On Canvas

I stumbled upon the music of Claude Debussy, Classical Music for Reading, Studying and Relaxation, and this is just one image from the slideshow of artworks to support the music. The girl caught my eye. Who is she? I wondered. … Continue reading

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The King’s Speech Tonight

Tonight our king King Willem Alexander, spoke to the nation on the occasion of our Nationale Remembrance Day. It was an unusual speech, personal almost, confessing of his discomfort with his grandmother’s way of communicating with her people during the … Continue reading

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Shelf Life

Staying in, I rearranged my shelf with inspirational stuff.   This was before: The Shelf

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Apropos Of Nothing | Portrait Of Woody Allen

Being a huge fan of Woody Allen’s work I could not ignore the book that’s out now: Apropos Of Nothing, his autobiography. It is on my shelf, in the corner of my eye, at the ready. Much has been said … Continue reading

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Sketchbook

There’s a stretch of land between the dyke along the IJmeer east of Amsterdam and Vattenfall’s energy plant, where I like to cycle, on my way to the ancient village of Muiden. The other day I went out early and … Continue reading

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Sending More Flowers

  With the social distancing laws in place the national flower business is booming. People send flowers to express their love more than ever.     Is it me wrapped up in the toilet paper mysterie or… has the toilet … Continue reading

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Adding Another Layer

Staying in, staying up late,  I worked on my father’s portrait again. I love the work of Matisse, his patterns and subjects. His parents had a fabric shop, he was born in heaven, and shared it with the world through … Continue reading

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Working With What You’ve Got Is Always A Good Idea

  Easy links: 2019 JAN INDEX Staying indoors I found the time to perform some maintenance on this blog. I started editing. There are almost 1.000 posts, they need better access. Kill your darlings.    

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Escaping In A Fantazine

The cover of a back issue of Essence magazine I kept. It’s a special collector’s issue on the Obama legacy and their life after the White House. Highly rated. Would love to read this now, a fantazine. Magazines are a … Continue reading

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Henny In A 36 Minute Painting

It’s a painting I did this morning, downstairs where the guest room – no longer in use during the lockdown – is now my studio. It’s a nice space and I tried to catch the view. The boat is ours, … Continue reading

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