Sneak preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”14551″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Sneak preview van de nieuwe collectie. Dit eerste kleine schilderij inspireerde me om een hele collectie te maken met deze energie. I heb dat nog niet eerder gedaan, maar het is super leuk om te ervaren hoe snel de kunstwerken zich ontwikkelen als je een langere periode aan meer schilderijen in […]

video: Hoe maak je Dots op een Dot

video how to dot art dots on a dot

Vandaag bijna dit kunstwerk afgemaakt. Het zijn dots op dots, zelfs cirkels van dots op een dot. Ik ben helemaal verliefd op deze combinatie en patronen. Ik heb er even een kleine video van gemaakt, kun je meekijken en genieten.

Love to work outside again

dot art working outside

Living in Spain for me is all about working and living outside, as close to nature as possible. I’m very happy that the winter is over and the sun is back again, painting outside makes me so happy!

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 […]

A little bit of Love

abstract dot art painting LOVE 04TS17CO Tessa Smits detail

In every painting there are several tiny paintings hidden. I love to zoom in and see what appears. This is a detail of a new painting I’m working on. This detail could be a painting on its own. I love it so much, I put it on Redbubble so you can order it as an […]

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 […]

video: Some dotting on a large Money Flow painting

These are the last dots on a very large Money Flow painting I’m working on. I use a mix of gold colored acrylic paint with a gloss medium and a special prepared brush (hard) to make the dots. I love the gold colores because the metallic give the dots an even more intens look.

Painting with real money

This is a detail of a new Money Flow painting I’m working on. Number 8 to be exact. And yes I do use real money in my paintings. Coins of alle sizes and colors to make the Money Flow a painting that is connected with the real money flow in our lives.  

Background & base for Money Flow painting

background Money Flow painting by Tessa Smits

Sometimes the background, the base of a new Money Flow painting almost looks like a painting by itself. Love the energy that is in this one already. It is a bigger canvas this time (60 x 60 cm). I just put my intention on an exhibition in Malaga beginning of 2017 so I started with […]