Friday, 14 December 2012

Yesss! Finally! Painting again!

For more than a month now I had banished my in progress canvases to the cupboard. Because I wanted to work on them and I knew I didn't have time.

But now with the market out of the way I can paint again! Still not that much, because my canvases were not the only things that were neglected over the last couple of weeks. It took me a whole 2 days to actually be able to see my worktable again. Things were stacked on the floor, under the table, on chairs, ... it was not pretty anymore ... My whole family heaved a collective sigh of relief knowing that for the foreseeable future there will be no more markets.

But on Wednesday, 2 hours before I had to collect the kids from school, I got out my canvases and started working. It took me a while to get organized again. Find my paints, put on my favorite painting music .... But from then on it was bliss. Pure bliss. Oh, how I missed it. The 2 hours were over before I knew it. Managed to paint a bit more yesterday, and now I feel it itching again. But today the summer holidays start here. Not sure how much I'll get done next week, but I'll try my hardest to get as much done as possible.

Lots of in-progress-pictures, so let's get started:

This is the second one of my 3 canvases with a sand background (the first one ended up as "a place away from darkness"). It's just some doodles and swirls. I didn't look for a figure in there, because I wanted to use a sketch I had in my journal.

Starting out making the figure visible (not easy to make a drawing on such a busy background ...)

Yes, 2 birds. I'm in full bird-mode again ☺

I promised myself to not use any pink or purple this time. I might start limiting myself more to certain tints, otherwise all my paintings start looking the same.....

starting on the face

That's as far as I've come. The thingie on the left side is supposed to be some kind of tree, but in the bottom one I see a face. It's so clear that it's going to be impossible for me to ignore I'm afraid. Might make the whole painting a bit weird, but then all my paintings have something weird in them. I like the unexpected, and going with what I feel at that moment. That's what I love about this way of painting ☺

Okay, almost time to get the kids from school again. For the last time this year... How time flies!

I'm linking this to Paint Party Friday. Have a visit there to see all the amazing artwork that people keep creating. Thank you all so much for visiting, I hope your Friday is coming along great and that you'll enjoy a stressfree, cosy weekend! ♥ ♥ ♥

42 comments:

  1. It's lovely and thanks for sharing your process. I can see the face but its not overpowering to me. Happy summer holidays! And Happy PPF!

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  2. I love sharing how your canvases develop.... I love the colourful and detailed background too.

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  3. Prachtig zoals je je schilderijen helemaal opbouwt en dat je nog steeds de ondergrond erdoor heen kunt zien. Dat geeft echt een hele dieptewerking en maakt het ook werkelijk heel uniek. Leuk dat je de foto's van de verschillende fases op je blog met ons deelt! Goh, krijg ook zin om weer te schilderen :-) maar tijd vliegt ...
    Liefs,
    Marianne

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  4. Denthe ik heb hier tijden naar zitten kijken en ontdek elke keer weer wat nieuws. Zo knap hoe je uit de drukke achtergrond deze prachtige vrouw tevoorschijn haalt. Ik ben er zo weg van en zou zo graag les van je willen hebben. Dat losse maar zo indrukwekkende werk, geweldig. De kleuren echt Denthe. Dank voor dit genieten.
    lieve groetjes Marja

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  5. Your lady is beautiful, I see that face too and I wouldn't be able to ignore it as well. Love seeing how you develop the painting. Have a great Xmas.

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  6. Love this, so great to see the progress shots and see the painting develop! LOve the shapes and colors!

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  7. This looks amazing - i love your in progress shots and seeing your process. Love it x

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous, love seeing the progression! Happy PPF!

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  9. Gorgeous painting, thanks for sharing all the steps- I loved seeing how it began and what choices you made along the way.
    Hope your show went well!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  10. Love the progress shots. :) Gorgeous painting!

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  11. Seeing the steps is like looking over your shoulder as you work- without actually being a pest! Love the unexpected- can't wait to see what happens to the tree! Happy PPF!

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  12. I like to see the process of creation, thanks for sharing with us your impressions, the result is magnificent. Saludos

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  13. This is a beautiful piece! Hope the market went well for you!

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  14. this is just awesome....i love it!

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  15. Love your painting, thanks for sheering the progress ;-)

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  16. oh, this piece is awesome
    i loved watching the stages you took to create this
    hope you show it again when it is completed

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  17. I just love seeing it progress and develop and it is awesome and I love the tree on the left and whatever you do next would be great in my view. Happy PPF.

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  18. So glad you are painting again!
    Just love your sense of color and design!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  19. wow your painting is awesome, thank you for sharing the process. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  20. OMG this is sooooo beautiful! Thank you for showing all the progress... I had to laugh about you seeing a face and then dont know if to go with it... I often feel the same, but most of the time I go with it :).. can´t wait to see it finished!

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  21. Oh Denthe... your painting is magical... stunning... love the process steps... and SO lovely to see you painting again...

    Jenny ♥

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  22. Lovely process explanation for a fantastically done piece of art work ~ Wow!

    (A Creative Harbor) aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^

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  23. Loved seeing the progression of your gorgeous work. Very beautiful colors.

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  24. oh Denthe what a gorgeous and amazing process!! I am in awe of your beautiful art!

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  25. Not weird at all - simply amazing to see your beautiful work emerge!!

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  26. Great to see you painting again and love the progress shots of your work. Your ladies are always so graceful. I can see the face you are talking about with round yellow eyes :) Have a great weekend x

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  27. The evolution your paintings go through just amazes me every time. They really are wonderful.

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  28. I just loved seeing your process, the way a painting comes to life is just pure magic to me <3
    Laly

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  29. I love seeing the process of painting- Your work is just gorgeous! I like the unexpected as well - Merry Christmas

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  30. I absolutely adore how the dancing woman emerges. Nice to be able eto paint again!

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  31. Wonderful pose! I see the face, too. Can't wait to see how you work it in!

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  32. Just fabulous progression. As usual, it's amazing in every stage. Can't wait to see what happens next...Happy belated Paint Party Friday!

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  33. Your process always fascinates me. The out comes not weird at all, but yes interesting, captivating.
    , exciting to see what/who evolves. Beautiful as ever!

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  34. Wonderful paintings. I truly know how it feels to finally get back to something that feels like you've been away from it a lifetime. Your girl is wonderful. Keep working on her. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  35. Wow! I love the way she emerges from the background - and those colours are spectacular!

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  36. GOR-geous again! I loved seeing the progression of your painting too. SO interesting. :)

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  37. You have a style all your own, it's so beautiful, it does look like pure bliss!

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  38. Wow,This painting is very real sooo Fantastic,i have not word for the Beauty,the colors are sooo wonderful and bright,i love,love,love This,Bravo!!!

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  39. Your creativity and your talent is most adorable. I love to see the process of development. The colors are brilliant the painting is vibrant, I'm always impressed.
    Hugs Anja

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