Friday, 8 February 2013

Paint Party Friday and face no.8!

How the time flies! Friday again! First of all I would like to thank everyone for commenting on my interview last week on the PPF-blog. Wow, so many reactions, so positive, so encouraging, it blows my mind. Thank you thank you thank you. I don't know where I would be on my artistic journey without the continuous support and help from this amazing online community of artists and creatives. I'm very happy to be a part of it!

This week I continued working on my painting. I have less time now since the 29 faces challenge really takes up a lot of time. But it is so much fun. I love challenging myself and trying to come up with a different face every day. Even better if I can try out new techniques too, but there's not always time for that.

Anyway, I'll share a few in-progress pictures of my painting. Not all of them yet, I'll do that when the painting is finished. This is what I started out with:

Just a lot of paint and layers and scribbles. The first layer on there is fine sand mixed with primer. Gives a rough underground, which I loved to paint on 2 years ago, but I've outgrown it a bit now. Now I just want to drip and dribble, and that's not so easy with this background ☺

I drew a picture on there which was in my sketchbook (didn't look to "find" some image in there):


 This is as far as I got last week. I was not happy with the colours. Too cold, too greenish:

Next is the picture I put on facebook last week, and I thought it looked like a shoulder. I hadn't planned on putting someone next to her. What is that hand doing on her shoulder then, you might ask. Well, I liked that hand there, even though there was no person attached to it. I'm a bit weird like that ... ;-)

But seeing this picture, I figured I'd try out painting a person next to her. Exchanged the pinkie for the thumb, and changed the colours to more pinkish-orange ....

And then decided I wanted to get rid of the pink and concentrate on orange.

This is how far I got. Not ready at all, but getting there:

I'm happier with the colours now. Not sure yet about her mate. I might just work out his face, but nothing more. I don't want this painting to be about a couple, I want it to be about her. And seeing it now on the screen, I don't even know whether I like him. He might disappear next week.... What do you think?

In case you're wondering what that funny triangle is on her belly: yes, it's a bird, peeking out from behind her back. What can I say, I like birds ...

Well I got my face for today, even though it's not quite finished:


Don't forget: if you want my calendar, now there's a discount of 20%. I received this lovely comment from Carol: "as an owner of your calender I can tell everyone that it is worth every penny and a joy to see every day". Thanks so much Carol, so happy that you like it and that you recommend it! If you want to purchase the calendar, you can do so here.

That's it for today. Thanks so much for visiting. If you have a bit of time, don't forget to also visit all the wonderful artists of PPF and of the 29 faces challenge! Even better: why don't you join!? :-) (if you haven't already...)

Hope your day is going smoothly, and your weekend will be relaxing and fun! See you tomorrow with my next face!

48 comments:

  1. I love the shoulder hand and the "peeking" bird. Amazing how different she looks with each of the color changes! I'm kinda partial to the green version since that is my favorite color. . . Can't wait to see the finished product. How big is that canvas?

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    1. Thnx Michelle! The canvas is 40x50cm (15,7 x 19,7").

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  2. I liked it originally before you swapped the fingers on the hand coz it looked like there was a hint of someone behind her in the curves on the right (as you view it). It is amazing through all the colour changes and she has fabulous eyes now. :-D xxx

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  3. Love this Denthe! To see it emerging from the first canvas is so cool. Although I saw at least three other bodies in there! I love the shoulder hand and the contrast between the greens and oranges gives the painting a tension (thats if you want that?) Can't wait to see it finished.

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  4. Oh, I think she is making great progress. What a beautiful painting that is emerging from that background. Lovely work

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  5. OMG.... this is so gorgeous, even as it is right now ♥

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  6. Beautiful WIP, love seeing the process shots! <2

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  7. Hi Denise, bloody gorgeous so far, I don't know about the man, i think its ok him being in the picture and the bird is going to be so cute poking around her tummy

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  8. Ik had het interview even gemist, maar heb het weer helemaal ingehaald :-) Leuk om wat meer over je te lezen en hoe "het" allemaal begonnen is. Ik hoop dat het allemaal gaat lukken. Maar je bent goed op weg; dit schilderij is ook weer een beauty. Echt een prachtig gezichtje en de man zag ik pas later.... misschien ook wel goed om hem wat mysterieus te houden.
    Prachtige kleurtjes en een hele mooie houding.
    Tot morgen !
    Liefs,
    Marianne

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  9. Very energetic, rich in colours and sweetness and vibrant work. Well done!!! Thank you for sharing

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  10. So gorgeous and such style!

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  11. Beautiful painting Denise... always lovely to see progress shots... and have loved scrolling through to see your stunning challenge faces... especially love how you created your girl's hair by blowing through a straw... and her little face is adorable...

    Jenny ♥

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  12. Looked through your whole week of faces and they are totally awesome. If I didn't have a calendar of my grandkids (made by their mom every yeyar for us), I would get yours. Happy PPF.

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  13. Oh Denthe, I just love how she seems to come alive and grow out of the painting, what a wonderful progession. So magickal! HPPF!

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  14. Fantastic piece and I just love seeing WIP shots too. I like the man in the background but you're right about the painting belonging to her. Perhaps just keep him faded out a bit!

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  15. I love how she evolved. She is awesome!

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  16. Great work.... I just love seeing how you 'grow' your work.

    I think the painting belongs to 'her' too.... I like the man just hinted at in the background..

    Karen x

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  17. I love all the decisions you've made so far....very nice. I am really drawn to her eyes. The dark underneath really make them stand out and draw you into the painting. beautiful.

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  18. This is awesome, love it. Your face for 29 Faces is great as well. I like your style and the vivid colors you use. Thanks for the step process.

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  19. Love how you've shown the progression of the piece...it's very inspiring and beautiful

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  20. Each step made the painting better. I really like the colors in the last photo and the face is gorgeous! I think the man could be removed or made less prominent in order to make the painting be more about her. But hey, I'm not half the artist you are so whatever you decide will be beautiful.

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  21. I love how your paintings evolve and your women emerge. Beautiful. Happy PPF!

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  22. i think yours is always my favourite blog for works in progress as you can really see the different steps and the subject matter evolving! i love this-i did laugh when you said you liked the hand just being there without a body attached-i agree! i think there is something about it-as if it's a little hint of her guardian angel or something like that. whether you decide to get rid of the man or not, this will be another beautiful creation.

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  23. Your work is ALWAYS amazing!!. Love how she is coming to life. Thank you for sharing the process.
    Happy PPF and have a very creative day!
    Nora

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  24. So beautiful and vibrant!! Looking forward to seeing where it goes next...

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  25. wow this is so fabulous, thank you so much for sharing Denthe. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  26. I am truly amazed at how you work your art -thank you for sahring all the photos showing the progressions-so impressive!

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  27. your work is amazing and so colourful....like sunshine on a cloudy day!!! wonderful to see your latest piece!!!!

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  28. Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS! I LOVE your style, and how no matter what you choose to do, it's always uniquely YOU!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie
    P.S. I love that you left the hand- fabUlous!

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  29. gorgeous piece and brilliant color.... I just love how you always show how each piece evolves. what an amazing process you have! I'd recognize one of your creations anywhere!

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  30. She's beautiful! Thanks for showing your process so far.

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  31. Great to see the evolution of your beautiful lady! Valerie

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  32. I loved watching this emerge shot by shot... really enjoyed seeing your process...xx

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  33. i love it when you share the stages of your paintings

    she has a wonderful face!

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  34. This is a fascinating piece, especially when you get to see all the work that went into it. Blessings!

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  35. Your "strangeness" makes your paintings as interesting as they are beautiful! HPPF

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  36. I love seeing the process (and I really think the hand on the shoulder is cool)!

    xo
    Kristin

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  37. The toal work is a beauty--just got the fist glimpse in 29 Faces!

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  38. Thank you for taking us through the process of creating this beautiful lady. I learn so much when you do this. Your face is beautiful. I would love to have her eyes!

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  39. I almost liked it with just the hand...mysterious! But the guy looks good if a bit controlling! LOL I love your colors and the way your art comes together. Its fun to see your process and the story! HPPF.

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    1. A bit controlling!? Yuk! I hate controlling guys .... Might have to get rid of him ...

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  40. fascinating to see your process...I love it at every stage--even just the background! gorgeous color!

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  41. love seeing your work in progress shots + how it has evolved from last week. I can't wait to see where you will finish up! x

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  42. I always love seeing your process as you create these beautiful girls.
    Even with him in it it does seem all about her!

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  43. Great process, amazing color!! I think fellow is in the background either supporting the woman quietly or holding her up....which is it? She seems to be pulling away!! Love the new face too!! You style is awesomely unique!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  44. I like the evolution of your painting..to the far right I can see a face in the blue bit that seems to be attached to the hand in the distance. I also like your one line sketch...must try that soon

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  45. always a pleasure to look at your journey from start to finish...hehe a hand on her shoulder...I would like that too, even if there is noone seen behind her, hehe ;)

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  46. Holy Smokes I LOVE seeing how your paintings come together. Just awesome! I love her face and those eyes - so striking!!

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