Nearing a decade of Mindfuldrawing

Paula Kuitenbrouwer looks back at almost a decade of maintaining her Mindful Drawing website. It has matured in a valuable site filled with art, art musings, and essays on various art related topics.

Portfolio Paula Kuitenbrouwer

Paula Kuitenbrouwer presents her versatile art portfolio consisting of commissioned artwork and freehand artwork.

Crossed Bison of Lascaux: Art Study Through Drawing

Lascaux’s Beasts The two bison of Lascaux (Dordogne, France) are eye-catching cave paintings made about 17,000 years ago. I liked them because they are testosterone filled beasts but at the same time, they look cute with their large, round bodies and skinny legs. Five Features During my study of this painting, I found five interestingContinue reading “Crossed Bison of Lascaux: Art Study Through Drawing”

Prehistoric Women Figurines

To deepen my understanding of female prehistoric figurines, I have set out to draw a few of them. Clockwise starting with tge middle-lower sitting woman, you find Courbet Venus, carved in a seated position, about 14.900 years old. Followed by the Venus of Polichinelle, carved in green steatite, 27.000 years old, found at Grimaldi. TheContinue reading “Prehistoric Women Figurines”

Bookplate History Books Ex Libris

I drew an engaging Ex Libris is for those who study, love, writes or owns (history) books. Or books on Prehistoric Peoples, Celts, Anglo Saxons, Viking, Medieval or Renaissance books. It shows many areas of interest starting at the Prehistory (top), following anti-clockwise with Saxon-Viking, Medieval and Renaissance border.  The inside patterned border is inContinue reading “Bookplate History Books Ex Libris”

Prehistoric Hands Invite and Confirm Communication with the Dead, by Paula Kuitenbrouwer

Synopsis: Prehistoric positive and negative hand-prints were not made by accident, they tell a story of communication. This essay investigates whether red hand stencils testify of prehistoric peoples attempting to contact deceased tribal members and white hand images mark successful communicating with the dead.     Positive hand-prints are stencilled with red ochre; white handContinue reading “Prehistoric Hands Invite and Confirm Communication with the Dead, by Paula Kuitenbrouwer”