A New Adventure: The Pop Up Gallery

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]My experiment at the gallery in Benahavis has ended. I thought I was dreaming of a real gallery to show my art, but everything comes with a price 😉 Yes it was a beautiful place, it was so cool that so many people could see and feel my work! And I even made a very […]

Whale symbolism in new Money Flow painting

work in progress whale mandala

For this new Money Flow I’m asked to use the whale as an important symbol of the painting. In the background of this photo you see its design. Because this is a large canvas I have all the space to draw this beautiful animal. The whale is a symbol associated with solitude, knowledge of life […]

Three tips for painting outside

I love to make my art outside, feel the sun on my skin, hear birds singing. If you also want to enjoy the fun of making art outside I have some tips for you to make sure you don’t ruin you artwork: Paint dries out: Especially when you work in the summer, the sun will […]

Pattern experiment No.1


This month I experiment with some new patterns, light and space on canvas. I love what a certain pattern can dot to the 3D experience of an artwork.

New Dot Art Patterns

dot art pattern work in progress

I just started this new painting. A small canvas because I want to try out new patterns and color combinations. I love this one so much, definetly making a bigger on. The most important thing is, I would like the pattern to ‘move’, so I’m trying out thing with smaller and bigger dots, shades and […]

Work in progress ….. Money Flow No.10

abstract dot art gold money flow coins Tessa Smits

In this Money Flow I use the “Flower of Life” for the second time. Love the design and energy. This time in combination with turquoise and gold. Of course a lot of coins, since it is a Money Flow painting. Number 10! I cannot believe how fast it is going and the succes of this […]

Nature as my canvas

abstract dot art on wood by Tessa Smits

I love to use natural materials to paint on. I started with painting on sea stones but now I try out more rough (and more difficult) materials like this piece of wood. Before I start to paint I always make sure that the surface is as smooth as possible. So in this case I sanded […]