Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Summer of color: week 2!

This week the color was mint-chocolate-chip. I'm not sure whether I got the color right this time. Try as I might, it either was too bluish or too greenish. And probably not enough dark brown either.
But, well, it's close enough I guess...

I started out with this background:


And, contrary to last time, I could see 2 figures right away! Just wasn't sure about the purple in the middle. Could it be a man?? I drew a man, but he didn't fit in, so I erased him and kept looking.

And then I saw a beak, and I knew it had to be a bird again ;-)

So that's what I drew ...


And here's a sneak preview of the box I'm painting:


For once this week, I'm gonna try to get into bed at a decent hour. And tomorrow I'll try to see all the entries for Summer of Color. There are 69 already!!

Thanks for stopping by! I'll see you in 2 days with another inspiring artist :-)



20 comments:

  1. Oh Denthe... your painting is gorgeous... and love the birds that you often put in... they are the sweetest... loving your colorful painted box too...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  2. I'm intrigued by your process - so glad to have found you via the colour fo summer links

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  3. what an amzing background!

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  4. Absolutely love the painting!!!

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  5. Close enough? It's fantastic. I didn't even come close to matching the color.

    I can see sort of see your figures in the first image. Love how you pull them out of the background.

    Is that a box that your working on? Looks cool.

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  6. I think its right...its just a prompt tho its more about the art....of which is amazing...your process is brilliant...what do you use as the back ground then over the top?..wonderful...xxx

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    1. Hi Mandy, I usually have 3 or 4 small canvases on my desk, and everytime I have leftover paint I put it on there. Sometimes I spray some ink, or dribble some paint. Until I start seeing something in there. This particular background was actually a tryout for some stencils of mine.
      When I see the figure I draw it with Inktense pencils. I like to use these over paint, because you can still see the background through them. Sometimes I use some transparant paint as well.

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  7. What a strong painting! I loooove it!! Wonderful to see the progress on it! Your box look very interisting too...looking forward to its changing ;)

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  8. I could see the faces too and the bird ! amazing, incredible art!

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  9. Ah Denthe I love the painting. It is my favourite past time seeing faces in things. I really like your boxes too. Looks like a lot of work. How is the business course or courses going. Manonx

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  10. I see them, too. :) Fabulous painting!

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  11. I LOVE this trio - a very unusual interpretation of this week's theme. The bird is my favourite, love his intense expression.

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  12. Wow, what a great way to work, to try to see what's already there. It turned out just beautifully - really striking..

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  13. I love how your paintings speak to you and tell you what they are. I think the colors are luscious. And the box is looking great-- can't wait to see it when it's finished.

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  14. Amazing artwork...love the process of the characters appearing out of the background! You rocked mint chocolate week!

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  15. Oh that's gorgeous hun! Lovely stuff and the box looks great too.

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  16. Your box is looking great and I love your painting. Great to see the process. I havent joined the summer of color yet as I have been busy making dolls to get up some stock for a market. If you still need information about in.cube8r I have added my email address to my profile so you can get in touch whenever you like.

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  17. Wow.. that painting is gorgeous.. love your work... and the box looks fun.. can hardly wait to see it finished... Thanks for stopping by... xx

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