Friday, 10 August 2012

Let me take you to a secret place

I fnished my painting this week. Although it doesn't look that much different from last week, can you believe I worked for about 4 more hours on it!? All those little details, the sides that had to be finished as well, ... Phew, takes a lot of time!

I called it "let me take you to a secret place". Here it is:


And I started working on another one of my Flora's. This is what I started out with yesterday (I'll show you all the in-progress shots from the beginning to the end when I finish it):


I saw a face on the top right side. So I started painting around it to define it. But there were so many lines on there, I saw all kind of figures but none of them appealed to me. So I decided to turn the canvas around.


And right away I saw two heads and a figure. So I went with that. Here's what I have so far:


And now I'm not sure whether I should've taken this way. Something's bothering me about it and I don't know what. The one face has an odd circle-body, but that is because I already started to paint the other head that I saw. But that's not what's bothering me, I even kind of like it this way. Why do bodies always have to look like bodies, right? It's my painting and I can paint whatever I want. Aaahh, the freedom of that ;-)

But aside from that, I'm still not sure whether I'll leave it this way. I really need to learn to take a look at the pictures on my monitor instead of just diving in and throwing paint around without thinking. Just now, when I saw the first picture, I could see all kinds of different figures in there, and I'm a bit sad I didn't see it before.

Oh well, too late now. I might just treat this as another layer and start dribbling and spraying paint again. Or I might put it aside and start working on the third canvas ...
By the way, I'm linking this to Paint Party Friday.

Now for something else: I have 43 "likes" on my Facebook-page already! I'm so happy! Thanks so much to all of you who have "liked" my page.

And thanks once again for visiting my blog! I appreciate it enormously, and this weekend I'll try and visit everybody's blog again.

For now: I wish you all a great and restful weekend! See you soon! xx



21 comments:

  1. wonderful! please keep the figure in the picture - its going to be awesome!

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  2. I think it looks beautiful; lovely colors and soft shapes.

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  3. i love, love, love your paintings. the colors are so vibrant but soothing at the same time. so joyful! thanks for sharing!

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  4. These are amazing! It is those details that take it from great to WOW! You're at WOW! I'm looking forward to seeing where you take your latest WIP!

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  5. Totally stunning work, so exciting to look at. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  6. I love this work it looks brilliant!

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  7. I really love this! Gorgeous colors and shapes. :) It's hard for me to stop painting and take photos as well.

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  8. What a stunning piece! So colorful and magical! Your work gets better and better!!

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  9. Beautifully done. Your colors are lovely. It's really interesting to see the process to finished piece.

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  10. I love that finished piece! I really like how you added a three dimensional feel to it with you shading. Really gives it such a nice feel of depth and layering. Beautiful!! Your new one is great too. Happy PPF

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  11. Love your painting style, it's so lively and the colors are gorgeous.

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  12. Love seeing the progression of work!

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  13. I like this darker outlined work a happy ending for me...but up to you to decide if there is more to it than this. I like it!!!

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  14. I think it looks just beautiful. I'm a fan of bright colors and lots of colors. Awesome work. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I love the colours and shapes. It is funny how much more you see in a photo, than your eyes do when you have been working on it.

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  16. Denthe, you're way to hard on yourself! I think it's intuitive and beautiful.

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  17. Denthe, this is exquisite. Like you, I love the bold colors, the mixture of shades and symphony in this painting.

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  18. Beautiful palette and brilliant work!
    Love seeing your process!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  19. I love your style, so different than mine yet we use the same process!! These two are fabulous!! I do the same thing, dive in without checking my monitor, then have regrets!! I see things much clearer on the monitor!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  20. So colourful and fluid. Cool idea to turn it around and see what manifested that way.

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  21. Wow!! This is gorgeous!! Love the colors you used!! I sooo want to take flora's class! Excited to see where you take this new WIP!

    :)

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