Rufus, a cat's Paradise by Karen Nijst

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Karen Nijst Profile picture Landscape with lots of birds, flowers, butterflies and Rufus the cat.

I drew this landscape in summer 2023, so hence all those sunny colours.
This is also what they call a "concrete figurative" landscape, i.e. everything is recognisable but in the real world you won't easily come across it like this. As a maker, this allows you to let go of the often drab world a little to make everything more to your own liking.
At first, there was no cat in it, and frankly, I almost threw this work in the digital trash. Until, in a final attempt to make something out of it after all, Rufus popped up. As if from nowhere, it seems. And the great thing is that the little birds in this image don't seem to mind at all that Rufus joined them.
Then I got back to having fun, and this is the result!

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Karen Nijst has lived in and near her beloved hometown of Maastricht for many years. She currently works as a web developer (Kahlo Websites in Hapert, Brabant) and is responsible for both programming and graphic design . The latter has undoubtedly influenced some of the drawings you can see here.
Karen likes to draw and write as often as possible and sees herself primarily as an illustrator. She can also become fascinated by a photograph. Like the drawing of the market in Maastricht. What are those people thinking? Where are they going? What would their lives be like? Something like that remains fascinating while drawing each little figure -no matter how small- .
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Of course also the vastelaovend in Mestreech is subject of many a drawing. A grateful subject even, because only in Maastricht you can find the shoenste scenes. Beautifully dressed up people, wonderful colors ... imaginative and above all: 'chic'.
Technique
In recent years, Karen has enjoyed working on paper and, increasingly, on her IPAD Pro.
Karen: "I enjoy the challenge of looking for the best color palette, the right composition and cut-outs. I also often combine different scenes. In addition, it is not my primary goal to portray people in a recognizable manner, unless of course it is a portrait. I just want to capture a certain atmosphere as well as possible!"

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