Stories

Forests hot as fire…

2 MAAL EE | Elise Eekhout | Corona Stories | Torenhoog 01

I asked my followers on Instagram and Facebook to vote for my painting that entered the contest ‘Painting of the Year’. A lot of my followers did do so, for which I am very grateful. But I never showed the painting properly. So, I’m going to show you the painting and tell you why I made this painting and what my inspiration was.

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Using my Corona Diary as an inspiration

2 MAAL EE | Elise Eekhout | Tranquil City 07 | fase 1

It is wonderful to paint from a feeling, even if this feeling isn’t a happy feeling. During the spring corona lockdown, I kept a diary. Before I started painting, I read a number of passages in my diary. The feeling of that strange, uncertain period therefore forms the basis for this painting.

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Visualizing dreams

2 MAAL EE | Elise Eekhout | Stories | NoMangrove 01 | quote

I try to visualize my dreams in my paintings. With my paintings I try to take you with me in those dreams. Read all about my journey to visualize the dream of this painting.

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The Land of Big & Growth

People always ask me what I wrote in my painting. Usually I only tell what book inspired me. I want people to make their own story, not to adapt mine. But for once I will quote some of the texts I wrote.

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Corona-Stories

2 MAAL EE | Elise Eekhout | Corona Stories | Tranquil City 01

Part of the Storie-series was made during corona-lockdown. These are the Corona-Stories: 'Tranquil Cities, Longing to go Outside'. The influence of the environment always plays a role in the creation of art. This unique period also leaves its mark in the arts.

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‘Lost’, new painting

2 MAAL EE | Elise Eekhout | Stories | Lost

This week I completed a new painting in the Story-series: 'Lost'. The painting has beautiful fall colors. As with all paintings in this series, the painting changes as the light changes.

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