Very competent drawing Mia, great pen and wash painting.

Beautifully drawn, Mia, and so very atmospheric. Another super addition to your gallery!

Beautiful view Mia, lovely buildings, so well painted

Beautiful workmanship

A really well drawn piece Mia, like the composition and the way the tree and grasses open out to lead you into the distant buildings.

Lovely composition and beautifully drawn Mia.

Thank you very much, Carole, Seok, Petra, Charles, Graham and Val. I am alway very flattered by your lovely, positive comments!

Well done Mia, another super addition to your gallery!

Gentle would be my one word description for this delghtul drawing

Really lovely Mia, fantastic tones.

Lovely drawing Mia - the buildings are so good, altogether a great composition

A super piece Mia, I love the tree, the tones are just right.

Love it Mia, the background cottages and church are lovely and the foreground old tree and foliage are very well drawn, congratulations.

Thank you Debs, Michael, Denise, Glennis, Fiona and William for taking the time to have a look and post a nice comment on my work.

Love that tree in the foreground, a super composition beautifully observed.

Thanks Lesley, much appreciated!

Sorry - must have missed this one when it was posted. Blame it on pressure of work. This is a lovely painting - so fluid and calm. I love the detailed tree in the foreground as well. I do think you have to have confidence to leave a space in the centre of a painting, but it is worth it in my view as it leads the eye right to the detail at the back of the painting. Super work, Mia.

Thank you Thea for your lovely, positive comment.

I missed it too, but am glad I've found it now - you've really made this medium your own; I shall have to get hold of some Staedtler marker pens; not that I hope to compete!

Thanks Robert, for taking the time to have a look at my work and post a positive comment. I always highly appreciate your comments.

Your two greys are incredibly effective and really show up the difference between the two makes- have just read your comments on the forum. I use the more blue W/N paynes grey for my dogs. I once bought DR by mistake and what an incredible difference!. A beautiful, well planned and executed painting. Don't know how i missed it.

Thank you very much, Diana. I think most artists prefer the blueish W&N but sometimes the D-R is very useful for slightly change a colour.

Hang on Studio Wall

This is a view of the open-air-museum in Bokrijk (Flanders). A pen and wash, using a waterproof Staedler marker and the wash in (almost) monochrome watercolour.

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Mia Ketels

I live in Blankenberge on the Belgian Coast, about 15km from Bruges. After being trained as an art teacher in the 60ties, I started teaching for a few years. Then I had my carreer in a school administration. After retirement, I started drawing and painting again. I bought a lot of English books…

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