Friday, 5 October 2012

Painting in progress

Well, I didn't get to finish my painting this week. But at least I managed to take some hurdles on the way, and I even know how I want to finish the rest of it. Just didn't have time anymore.

This is where I stopped last week:

And these are the stages it went through:

started painting the face

started wondering what to do with the background

Wanted to make some waves at the bottom, but didn't like it ....

But I still felt this painting has some ocean-like feel to it, so I added some coral instead. Better than the waves I think ...

This is how far I got.

And I managed to do a one-liner too!


She looked a bit too sad to write a funny quote next to her ☺

I'm linking this to Paint Party Friday. Don't forget to check out all the other artists there!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you all will have a wonderful weekend ahead of you! ♥ ♥ ♥

37 comments:

  1. Your painting is progressing beautifully!

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  2. I am absolutely enchanted by this painting. At every stage it looks marvelous to me! Love the quote too, I feel like that sometimes :D

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  3. I love the fish on her torso! And I loved writing that sentence!
    Rinda

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  4. Denthe, it is very interesting seeing the layers of this painting unfold. I am excited to see where you are going to take this! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I love the fish and the way the painting is progressing, wonderful work

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  6. Denthe ik ben helemaal weg van dit werk van je. hoe je figuur langzaam opkomt uit de achtergrond en daarna bewerk je de achtergrond opnieuw. Ik kwijl er van. Wat ben je toch een groot en kundig artiest. Echt ik bewonder je werk enorm.
    fijn weekend en lieve groetjes
    Marja

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  7. Oh, I love it! I adore the color pallet you use. :)

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  8. Her torso has such a flowing form to it. So life like. I too enjoy watching how you bring your paintings to life . New quote to me. Huxley must ave been troubled to think that.

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  9. The words are just perfect- scary but perfect. Happy PPF

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  10. Beautiful! It's the color that speaks to me. She is lovely, as is the detail surrounding her but the color.....stunning.

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  11. She looks like she's in a magical underwater paridise! This is coming along beautifully and I will look forward to seeing the finished piece:) Nice to see you are still posting your funny girls, they always make me smile:))

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  12. Beautiful painting, love the soft colors and intriguing shapes - it does have a dreamy underwater feeling! HPPF!

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  13. Your painting is beautiful, and I just love your one-line faces. You get so much character in them.

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  14. Loving how your painting is progressing, such wonderful shapes and colourings. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  15. Your painting is very dynamic, colorful and sooooo creative ~ well done ~ love the one liner ~ she looks rather pensive more than serious to me ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. Oh, I love seeing the progress on your painting. I think the coral is a great add. Really beautiful. Happy PPF

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  17. i love seeing the stages you took to make this beautiful piece
    and your one liners are full of graceful lines.

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  18. Loving all your layers of brilliant colors!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  19. So pretty and colorful, I would never know it's not done...so can't wait to see it when it is! Happy PPF.

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  20. Love the steps you are taking. She is looking just great!

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  21. lovely creative piece, and great one liner as always!

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  22. Gorgeous painting - love the coral and fish and of course the woman - love love love!!!!!

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  23. Great painting! The colors are so vibrant and beautiful! HPPF!

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  24. I love watching your progression!!! I can't wait to see how you finish her and once again your one liner is great. I just may have to use that quote :0)

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  25. I´m fascinated by the way you create layers and see the figures emerge.

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  26. I see your one lined lady as contemplative rather than sad!! Your inquisitive piece is just amazing...I love how she is emerging...just beautiful...the colors and form..wow...so impressive!! You do good work my dear!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  27. I love the sea theme to this painting!

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  28. great soft colors-- definitely draws to mind the ocean. the white highlights definitely make it pop. and great quote!

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  29. How wonderful to see your process. SUCH beautiful colors you use! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Loved seeing the next phase of your painting.... it's beautiful.

    Great face sketch too....

    Karenx

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  31. OH! What wonderful color! Have I asked you before what your medium is for getting such lush un-muddy color? And then the transparent lovely sculpted body of the woman! I am so enjoying the process!

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    1. Thnx Gloria ☺ I'm using fluid acrylics, and acrylics where the pigment is not so strong, so they are more transparant. The secret for un-muddy colors is not mixing cold (blues, greens) and warm (reds, oranges, yellows) colors. You have to let it dry before you go on there with another color.

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  32. oh wow!!! this is amazing work!!! I love your style!!!

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  33. You really know how to see things coming out of the colors. The eyes are so besutiful, so intense! and I do like you drew corals, sooo lovely! =)

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  34. And yes - impressive colors! :)

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  35. Looks fantastic! I love the colors you chose!

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  36. The coral works really well! Good choice!

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