Newsletters with Discount Codes

Four fresh, colourful and charming newsletters are the fruits of the month of September. Use my newsletters to gain insight in my art, to make lovely cut-outs for your notebooks or to see whether you like to buy a few note cards with discount coupon codes.

My first newsletter narrates the story behind my (many) Koi fish drawings and paintings. It shows why I have never stopped drawing lotus ponds with big, colourful koi carp. This newsletter is free and offers you a discount coupon code for my beautiful Koi Carp note cards that I sell at Etsy.

Tulip Newsletter

My second newsletter explains my Four Tulips Composition and shows various tulip artwork. Lush tulips in all colours and compositions are to be admired in this colourful newsletter. There is a discount coupon code to be used whilst checking out your Four Tulip Composition note card and Etsy.

Albino Mandarin Duck Newsletter with Coupon Code

In this full coloured newsletter, Paula tells the story about mother duck calling her ducklings to make the jump. There are images of Paula’s artwork and work in progress. There is a discount coupon code too.

Pumpkin Newsletter

My Pumpkin newsletter tells the story about how I cam to drawing big, orange and beautiful pumpkins. Once you have studied all the details of an object and you see these objects again, it feels like meeting an old friend. I can draw or paint the thick, scarred skin of a pumpkin because I studied the uneven and surprising patterns on pumpkins so well. Enjoy the newsletter and use the discount coupon code for your beautiful Pumpkin note card at Etsy.

Paula Kuitenbrouwer on Inspiration

For me inspiration is related to a deep longing to beauty. My art is not political, it is not related to society or country. It is not revolutionary, innovative or economical. I want it to be beautiful and in accordance with my values. I dislike art that goes against everything I stand for. I step away from shocking, degrading, ugly, women and animal unfriendly art. Art does not die, artists do. The question therefore is what do you like to leave behind long after your studio has closed.

Paula Kuitenbrouwer

At Etsy

At Instagram

At Linktree

Leucistic Mandarin Ducks

My leucistic Mandarin ducks are ready. They are currently swimming in my Etsy duck pond along with colourful mandarin ducks, wood ducks and common teals. First, let me explain the difference between albinism and leucism. Albinism is the complete absence of melanin, thus the complete absence of what gives skin and feathers and eyes colour. Leucism is a partial loss of pigmentation which is for me -as a painter- more interesting because I can add a lot of colour to the ‘white’ ducks. Never think a white duck only requires a tube of white paint. I used yellow, orange, red (bill), black (eyes), grey, soft green and blue, as well as ochre for the white, patchily coloured feathers. Unlike albino ducks, leucistic ducks do not have red eyes or red feet.

Safety First

Leucism occurs in other wild animals besides ducks but the occurrence is very rare in all species. As beautiful as this lovely couple is, this couple’s lack of pigment makes them an easy catch for predators. Thus, give them a nice place in your living or bedroom. Make them feel safe and while they swim happily in the duck pond surrounded by bamboo, you can enjoy their serenity and loveliness.

Paula Kuitenbrouwer

at Etsy

at Instagram

Should this gouache painting be sold, fear not, just contact me and I will add more beautiful white ducks to my Etsy duck pond.