Hi, I’m Luz!

There’s a rich inner world inside of every mind. I discovered mine in the darkest time of my life: the period when I wasn’t able to see more than 5%, just with one eye, because of cataract (my right eye is blind since childhood). Turning inside made me discover art and art has been helping me through in a magical way ever since. I made myself a promise: if my eye can be cured, I will definitely choose to be a professional artist. After surgery, my sight was 65%, even the doctors said it was a miracle!

So I kept my promise. For 7 years now, I have been running my art school and art business in The Netherlands. So that I can make my art grow from my vibrant, colourful inner world and to guide people in discovering their own inner path by creating art. I can’t wait to share this world with you!

Painting Classes and Paintings by Luz – Paint from Your Inner World

My Paintings

For me, creating a painting often starts with closing my eyes and see the world inside of me. Sometimes I pick up impressions on my daily walks. I am very inspired by nature and I love mixing colours until I find a deep inner balance. It’s a very intuitive process. I work until everything feels right.

Painting Serenity by Marloes Bloedjes - on the wall

Abstract Art

I use a variety of materials and techniques in my work, like paper, textiles and things I collect on my daily walks. Here you will see all my mixed media paintings.

Painting Garden View by Marloes Bloedjes - on the wall

Flower Paintings

I love painting botanicals, flowers and gardens in a very abstract way. Sometimes, I want to look at a specific flower very closely to create a study of it, like Hibiscus.

Painting Inner Field by Msrloes Bloedjes - on the wall

Figures & Portraits

I don’t often intend to paint people; they just appear in my work. As a teenager I always drew faces, I guess it’s still in me.

Painting Classes

Painting is a wonderful way to express yourself, especially in hard times. It could help you to bring more balance in your life, overcome issues, get outside your mind and meet some new parts of your soul. O, and did I say that painting is big fun?

Learn to paint from your home

In my art classes I encourage you to follow your heart and do what you love. It’s about the process rather than the outcome. But I’ll bet you’ll be having surprising results!

You can watch my video lessons from your PC or tablet and smartphone. My classes are fully compatible with all portable devices (iOS and Android), connected to the internet (classes can be downloaded as well for offline viewing with our app). You get my support and feedback as well as from other students via the comments within the classes and in my private Facebook group. Each class comes with a PDF-workbook including inspiring exercises, inspiring images and background information.

Abstract Classes

Coming soon… a couple of wonderful abstract painting classes focussed on colour, composition and printing techniques. For these classes our main material is acrylic paint.

Painting Pattern Playing Yellow by Luz Artworks, Marloes Bloedjes

Mixed Media Classes

There’s a series of 3 mixed media classes: Pattern Playing, Fantasy Flowers and Mixed Media Angels. In these classes you’ll be working with acrylic paint combined with paper, fabrics, markers, etc..

Painting on Location Classes

In these classes I am showing you my process working (partly) on location. So, If you like being in nature and you want to challenge yourself: paint trees, flowers and landscapes with me!

luz at marquette

“Luz is a wonderful teacher with a relaxed but energetic style. I never felt pressured or stressed. She interacts with the participants all the way through and was very encouraging. I really learned so much! 5/5

Melissa

Rockford, IL

Behind the scenes (Gelli plate class coming up)

I feel the need to give a little update about the past few weeks. They have been not easy, but I am happy to be here and able to chat about it. As always, just before Summer, It was a time of finishing my children's course. This year we created a wonderful book of games, puzzles and cartoons altogether, to keep drawing and doing games during holidays. Also, I had the last session with my favorite client Timo, who used to visit me each morning. On top of that I had a great Gelli print workshop live in my studio . At the same time Anthony and I were working on the last bits of the online...

A very visual world

Painting with low vision - 2014 In times like this, when my eye feels tired and painful, I realize how visual our world is nowadays. What can you do without eyes? Luckily, I am a creative person and I can think about numerous things to spend a day. One of those is 'reading' as in listening to books. Reading is something I haven't done for quite a long time, since I have symptoms of cataract for about a year or so. I remember, in the Spring of 2020 I was still able to read a book in the sun, because only sunlight gave me enough light to read. But it has got worse, so I had to switch to...

Integration of flowers and ladies

Recently I met an amazing artist on Instagram, Angela Smit. I love her drawings and journaling and she uses a wonderful colour palette. What I adore is the calmth and space in her work. For a long time I wanted to do some more journaling. I saw she had a great art exchange with my art friend Claudia Kerssemakers from Claudia's Artbarn too and I simply asked her if she wanted to create a book with me, too. And she said 'Yes!'. How it works? We both buy a journaling book and create some pages. Some of them can be filled completely, in some of them you leave some space to be filled in by the...

Morning Pages

Today I've started with writing 'Morning Pages' again. That means: write 3 pages, each morning. I don't know if I am able to do that each morning, and I don't want to be too hard for myself. But writing is a very good way to find my voice, my real voice. I have had periods in my life writing morning pages and they could really lead to insights, even while most of the things I wrote were crap. The first time I wrote morning pages was when I first read 'The Artist's Way' by Julia Cameron. It was a strange period in my life, I just broke up with my partner and I quit the Writing Academy. At...

Painting, teaching & living without a plan

Recently I've been changing my way of working a bit. I am a very organised person, who plans a lot and wants to know what's to come. When I'm teaching, I prepare a lesson with a theme or a particular technique. I create a step by step programme. Although there's enough space for everyone, I plan a lot. In my art I am often the opposite. I just work with no idea in mind and I stimulate others as much as I can to do the same. I've been wondering for a long time if I could incorporate this way of working in my teaching, too. There's a wonderful group of young students I am working with weekly....

Why do we paint?

It’s something I keep asking myself. Is it the invitation of a blank canvas? Or the colours I want to dance with? Is it the joy of those playful moments? However, it’s something I can’t do without.And yes, it’s a bit of my ego, shouting for attention. Let’s be honest about that! I know many people won’t show this part. But it’s there. And I allow it to be there. I accept it. Nevertheless, it shouldn’t be my guidance. If I feel I need a complement or appreciation I will not post anything on Instagram, promised!  What will be my guidance is truth purity, and my desire to inspire (this could be...

Which voice to listen to when you have too many art projects?

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/abstractart/ busy creative kid Ever since I was a child I worked on more than one project. Yes, since I was a child. I wrote little stories, that came out of playing endlessly. I also drew a lot and also that led me to stories. Mostly I had one main theme that took me completely for a while. One of these things was a story about a ladybug that could change into human size. Next to that there were side themes that I jumped into sometimes. Even as a kid I realized I couldn’t do it all and sometimes that really worried me. Would there ever be a moment when...

What it is like to have no ‘real’ art studio

When students come to follow art lessons, they're always getting a first free lesson. Most of them stay for a year, some of them much longer. Not often it happens that adults and children just don't show up after that first class. I always ask them why. Once there was a girl who answered: 'I thought there would be a real studio!' Well I have a real studio, I keep saying. Especially when I am teaching, we have a room in the house that used to be a bedroom. Even my stepchildren are sleeping in a smaller room! But I know what that kid means and however I wish to have a REAL studio, there are...

10 Tips To fnd your painting flow again

Whether you are a professional painter or you are someone who likes to paint sometimes, you might be interested in how to stay in flow. After a busy period it can be hard to tune into your creativity and find your painting flow again. You first need to still the mind... or do you just start? Here are some tips to get your way in! Calm your mind... There are many voices over there. You don't have to listen to them, you can simply let them pass by as the landscape passes you by when you drive in your car. Whatever your way is, meditation, yoga or something more physical like sports, do it and...

Nature

No matter what it is you're searching for, if you can't find it in yourself Go outside and see in nature who you really are

Inspired by Nature

Look at all my flower paintings. 

Luz on Instagram

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