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Everyday Canvas Scape

Everyday Canvas Scape! As a landscape painter in 2024, I challenged myself to create a new painting every day, capturing the nuances of light, color, texture and seasonal changes. This project, which I share through my Instagram account @everydaycanvasscape, offers a glimpse into my daily artistic development. Each work is uniform in size 32 cm. X 24 cm. One Canvas a Day, One Year Long: At the heart of Everyday Canvas Scape is the commitment to produce a new painting every day. For 366 days, I capture not only the different landscapes, but also the various emotions and experiences I undergo during this process. The uniformity in the format of the canvases gives the project a cohesive aesthetic.Each day has its own story, influenced by the seasonal changes, moods and inspirations I encounter. Whether it is the vibrant colors of spring, the warm tones of summer, the rich hues of autumn or the cool atmosphere of winter, my Everyday Canvas Scape documents the evolution of nature throughout the year.

Curious about the progress of my painting project? Visit and follow my Instagram account @everydaycanvasscape

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Welcome to the course week Urban Sketching!

Welcome to the course week Urban Sketching! I am Jaap and I am an artist who focuses on capturing the world around us in my sketchbook, drawings and painting.

This year I am organizing a course week in the beautiful region of Haute-Loire. We will hike together through this breathtaking nature, taking us through mountains, valleys, forests and small villages. It is the perfect setting for hikers and to unleash our creativity and be inspired by the beauty of the natural environment.

During this course week we will explore the basics of, light and dark, use of color and composition. I will teach you how to capture key features of the landscape.

I will guide you in developing your own style and techniques as we take inspiration from the landdscape, villages and our own creativity. I look forward to exploring this beautiful area with you and capturing it in our sketchbooks.

Urban Sketching course weeks are in June and September.

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