Portrait of small child by Claudia Dose

Painting of a Young Child

I have been working on this portrait for my friends of their four year old daughter for quite a while, and it has been quite challenging. Part of that could be that i am so used to seeing her every day and yet she won’t sit still long enough to actually study her features. I […]

doodle mandala class with Claudia Dose

Teaching Healing Doodling Mandalas

Just came back from teaching my first doodling mandala class at a workshop in LA. Two very dear friends, that I call family, Shanna and Denise Hughes, have asked me if I wanted to teach a healing art class at a Yoga Day in Culver City. After setting our intentions Shanna taught a gentle yoga class followed […]


A Sacred Sanctum for the Wounded Feminine Voice

My dear Friend Natascha was asking me if I would like to create a few paintings for her website, which I was very happy to do as the subject really intrigued me. Natascha is a voice healer. One of the classes she is going to offer is called “A Sacred Sanctum for the Wounded Feminine Voice […]


As I was looking for an inspiring yet not too challenging project for teaching a student with no experience in painting, I stumbled about my old notes from studying in Bauhaus style, which taught me a lot of elementary painting projects that are profound but simple to do. I loved this one especially: just dots in different themes, like […]

Doodlemandala by Claudia Dose


I know this is a long word and probably doesn’t exist in English language. In German we connect words together, long words, that have new meaning. In Sanskrit, I learned, it is also quite common to combine words as long as a sentence. What are Zendoodlemandalas? As the name suggests, they are mandalas, made from […]

Finding my way back to the line with doodling

Finding my way back to the line with doodling

I am a “shader”! I have a hard time to leave a line all by itself. I feel more at home in the realms of painting and drawing as a means to create shapes or the illusion of shapes. Sure, I remember filling the margins of my math notebook with doodles to avoid looking like I wasn’t working on […]

Claudia Dose with painting that won honorable mention

Thank you for coming to the art show (photos)

Thank you all who came  last Saturday at the Culver City Art Club annual Holiday Show in Playa Vista CA. I hope you enjoyed inspiring art works by wonderful local artists, awards (our judge for this year was Ernie Marjoram), door prices for guests only, food and drink and fun. I really enjoyed meeting with friends […]

Culver City Art Show 2016

Come see my paintings and “art boxes” next Saturday, Nov. 12th.

You are invited to the CULVER CITY ART GROUP HOLIDAY – ART EXHIBIT 2016 Saturday November 12th, Noon – 6 pm Apart from viewing my art and that of many other talented and professional artist this is the perfect way to enjoy your Saturday afternoon, surrounded by beautiful artwork, meet new exciting people, enjoy refreshments, […]

homemade sauerkraut

Unstoppable or what is stopping us

I am not exactly sure what I found so scary about attending a workshop called “Unstoppable” by Bill Baren Coaching. Bill is known worldwide as a transformational business coach. Over 20,000 people from 32 countries have participated in Bill’s online and live trainings. I was invited to attend the workshop for free and since it was just […]


Summer travels

What a summer it was! Exiting and adventurous travel in North India. Visiting friends and family in Europe to hang out and relax. Actually it was so nice to be in Europe in summer, I haven’t been there in the summer for so many years, so it was a real treat. Everything flowering and green. […]

Does the picture quarrel with the painter?

Does the picture quarrel with the painter?

Been thinking about this a lot. How this crazy, at times wonderful, at other times painful illusion of existence and non-existence makes it possible to love and paint and be in love with God. The below poem by Rumi and a few slokas by Utpaladeva say it so well… We and our existences are non-existent: […]

“Cycle of life” earth mother/girl/embryo

This painting is about the cycle of life, earth, mother, feminine energy, shakti and how we are nourished and nurtured by her. She is made up of 5 elements (earth, water, fire, air, ether). Although she sometimes gets depicted as an icon or a statue, in the prime of life she is actually existing in […]

untitled painting process

My latest painting is about the cycle of life, earth, mother, feminine energy, shakti. I am still unsure about the final title. As it appeared on the canvas it felt like quite a long birthing process with lots of possibilities. I love this about painting in an intuitive way. Its like something inside is trying […]

Looking back to move foward

I was reading that in order to move forward we need to first look back at what we have already done, then learn from that and plan ahead. Now, I have to admit for some reason I have never really paid much attention once I have done something or looked back at my paintings unless […]

“Fragments”, small paintings

“Fragments” mixed media on paper on canvas panel, each 6 x 6 inch and 1.5 inches deep, altogether 9 of them are 18 x 18 inches wide and high. I was contemplating the phenomena that we experience living in this world of feeling separated, fragments of the whole. Whereas we can clearly see how we […]

Thank you! (and photos of the art show)

I had a great time today at the art show and really enjoyed seeing my friends and their new art works. Thank you for coming and making it a wonderful event. The commissioned portrait below won a ribbon with “Honorable Mention”.  

Showing my art next Saturday

I look forward to meeting you… at the Culver City Art Group Holiday Art Exhibit 2015 Sat. November 7th noon – 6 pm Artist’s Reception: 3:30pm – 4:59pm (meet the artist and enjoy refreshments) Awards: 5 pm Playa Vista CenterPointe Club, 6200 Playa Vista Drive, Playa Vista CA 90094 (get directions) Come stop by to […]

portrait painting of Swami Lakshmanjoo

Commissioned portrait painting and how it all started

Just finished a commissioned portrait painting. A friend of mine and devotee of Swami Lakshmanjoo asked me to paint his portrait. This is not the first painting I made of him. It started years ago with me archiving and editing his photos in Photoshop. At a certain point I was so familiarized with his face […]

Sunset triplet painting

I just finished a huge painting that I made for my friends living room. They have been so kind to let us stay here again this year after we had been visiting and extending our stay last year. Its been a blessing on both sides. Their small children brighten our days and they are happy […]

Workshop with Julia Weaver

Went to a beautiful workshop with Julia Weaver and Barbara Karlsen last Sunday. “Devotion to the Ocean”: Awaken, Embody, & Illuminate Our Oceanic Self: Mandala Process and Continuum Movement. Join Julia Weaver MFT, BFA and Barbara Karlsen BN, MA for a unique and intimate opportunity to revitalize your human blueprint and to awaken this ancient […]

Showing my art in a group show

I look forward to meeting you… at the Culver City Art Group Holiday Art Exhibit 2014 Sat. November 22nd noon – 6 pm Artist’s Reception: 3:30pm – 4:59pm (meet the artist and enjoy refreshments) Awards: 5 pm Playa Vista CenterPointe Club,  6200 Playa Vista Drive, Playa Vista CA 90094 (get directions) Come stop by to […]

exhibiting with THE PEACE PROJECT

My painting “Burned Angel” has been selected for the traveling exhibit of THE PEACE PROJECT.  If you are in the bay area, near San Francisco please visit…  “Peace, Love & Understanding – The Event” is this Saturday, October 5, at ArtZone 461 Gallery RSVP for this free event online at http://www.thewhole9.com/makepeace and we’ll see you there! ArtZone 461 IS […]

Promise me….

“Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves, that you forget, truly forget . . . how much you have always loved to swim.” -Tyler Knott Gregson Birthing “Out of Light Darkness is born” acrylic on masonite panel 21.75 x 14.75 inches (55 […]


acrylic on paper on wood panel 35.25 x 25.25 inch (89,5 x 64cm) To own the original painting contact me. You can also rent all of my available paintings. Click on pictures below for details…       …for more information and painting process see previous post.

Birthing of a painting… and a dream

It all started with a dream: Where I slowly fell into the depth of a pool, really deep, and looking up I could see the square opening of it, like a dark window. “It makes no sense” i keep telling myself, as usually the surface of the water would be light not dark, and I […]

A-part (Art’ in a box)

trying to grow roots, into red sand the seed broken into two parts, a yellow flag, four blue moons and two red moons long, too long…          mixed media in a black box size: 9 x 8 inches (20,3 x 23 cm) © Claudia Dose

learning encaustic painting…

Had a wonderful inspiring time at Kline Academy, in a workshop learning about encaustic painting by the fabulous Yvette Gellis. If you have never heard about encaustic, it is a mix of pigment, wax and resin that needs to be applied warm, that’s why there is all those tools… an iron, a heat gun, a […]

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