Blog: Birgit Koopsen

Mono Print Painting Fun

Next Thursday my sweet friend Birgit Koopsen is coming from the Netherlands and I cannot wait to see her. Besides some girlfriend time and sightseeing we are also teaching several workshops together, one is a Mono Print Painting class  at The Ink Pad in

NYC  on March 18th, based on a technique we came up with after we went to see the H.N. Werkman exhibtion when I visited her in the Netherlands.

I wanted to incorporate some of my class samples in an art journal and here are some samples of what I was doing last week.

The cat below is of course inspired by Klee :) and I picked up the Manhattan Border pattern in the print on the lest side with the Manhattan Tile Stamp.

I am kind of liking the idea of incorporating the prints which you do not want to hang on a wall or else into the art journal …you see some really raw experimentation with this here :)

This is the stare in my face I wake up to in the morning …ah the joy of being a cat owner- LOL

This one was of inspired by Matisse – the left is the Mono Print Painting using the Versailles Stencil and on the right you can see the smaller pattern with one of the Versailles Foam Stamps.

It is really addicting to play with those Mono Print Paintings and Birgit and I have heaps of techniques to apply to them – and you get two teachers with different ideas on this :) There are still some seats left- so if you are in the NYC area- join us for this Mono Print Painting Class March 18th or the Artful Transfers Class March 19th …or even both (special price) !

Have a wonderful day

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  • stephanie

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    hope you have some of these techniques in your Artiscape classes too. :)

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      I will teach loads of techniques on all of the classes there :) Looking forward seeing you – woohoo.

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  • Lisa Flaherty

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    Wow, wow, WOW!! This Mono Print Painting class looks Ah-maze-balls!!! If instantaneous travel were a thing, I would sooooo be there!! <3

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Awe- Lisa- it would be so awesome to have you!!! Have an amazing week!

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A Visual Interview with Birgit Koopsen

Meet my friend , Dutch mixed media artist Birgit Koopsen. She loves to get her hands dirty and experiment with all kinds of media, combining contrasting colors and working with stamps, stencils, inks, acrylic paints and markers.

See how she answered some questions about her in photos and paintings and …a movie :)

A Visual Interview with Birgit Koopsen from Nathalie Kalbach

Birgit is one of the teachers of Creative JumpStart 2017 along with 26 other artists – read more about this Mixed Media Online Class and sign up here.

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  • Birgit

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    Thank you so much sweet friend for this opportunity! Loved answering these questions in pictures, so much fun :D Huge hugs, Birgit

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      It was so much fun to see your answers like this! I cannot wait to see you in a couple weeks- counting days <3 loves, nat

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      • natel

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        BTW- I wanna be a cat too :)

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