Friday, 29 March 2013

Etsy-promotion link is up!

I worked on my new painting yesterday. I had another one prepared that's the same size as the one I finished last week (40x40 cm - 15,7x15,7 inches). I really like that size, and I love painting on square canvases.

This is what I started out with yesterday:


I watched it on my monitor, because sometimes you see more things on there. Turned it every way around, but kept coming back to this. The first thing I saw was the big bird flying up in the sky. That way I could also keep the small bird and the fish saying hello. Next thing I saw was a profile in the bottom left (looked like an old Indian), and another bird in the bottom right. I had wanted to make a painting with only birds and fish, but I just couldn't ignore the profile. There was another face in the top right corner, but too close to the big bird, so I decided to make a smaller profile there.


Starting to bring the figures out

Adding a tree (my new favorite thing ☺), and I found another fish swimming around the men's head ....


Too dark, time for some dribbling


Thought the male profile was too domineering, so tried to make it a bit smaller and add another tree.


And this is where I am now. Time to look at it for the next week and see where I want to go and what I want to change ...


I don't know if you noticed, but I have a new page on here where you can link up for the Etsy-promotion. I tried to explain it as clearly as possible, but if you have questions, don't hesitate to contact me through the comment form or via e-mail.

I will be taking a break from blogging next week, because of the Easter-holidays and the fact that we might be going away for a few days (if the weather permits ...). But I will still read my e-mail.

I will also close my Etsyshop for 2 weeks, since I don't know when I'll be here, and I don't want people to have to wait for an order.

But just go ahead and sign up if you want, don't forget to read the "promotion-rules" !

I'm linking this as always to Paint Party Friday. Hop on over there to see everybody's work!

To finish, here's another oneliner that I don't think I've put up here already:


That's it for now! Hope you're having a wonderful Friday and will enjoy a long and joyous Easter-weekend!
Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it ♥ ♥ ♥

63 comments:

  1. It's so interesting to see your process and how you let your paintings evolve. Your colors are so vibrant and beautiful!

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  2. Lots of great images emerging in your new painting Denise :) I will look forward in seeing where you take it next.
    I like your blog makeover, where did you get the background? Looks fab!
    Hope you have a relaxing holiday :)

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    1. Thanks Sandra! The background is a page in my journal where I scraped leftover paint with a creditcard. Did this a few times, there are a lot of layers on there ☺

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  3. It truly amazes me how you pull such stunning images out of your work. And I love the little lady with the quote! That's awesome!

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  4. Zo, jij hebt even hard gewerkt! Je schilderij begint alweer vorm aan te nemen; het lijkt deze keer een stuk gemakkelijker te gaan en dat zie je dikwijls als je er wat vaker mee bezig bent. Je oneliner is ook weer fantastisch; ik had hem zelf ook al een hele tijd geleden genoteerd, omdat ik het zo'n leuke spreuk vond. EN je hele site op de schop... ik ga straks nog even rondkijken als ik wat meer tijd heb. In ieder geval een heel fijne Paasvakantie!
    Liefs,
    Marianne

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  5. Het blijft zo mooi en ik blijf zo'n groot bewonderaar van je prachtige werk. Dit zien te ontstaan is zo gaaf. je bent echt een ras artiest.
    Echt schitterend.
    Fijne paasdagen en mijn lieve groeten
    Marja

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  6. Love your WIP, looks fabulous, dreamy at the moment! Great one liner, too! :)

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  7. schitterende one-liner en het is prachtig om dat schilderj in wording te zien ontstaan! gezellige paasdagen!

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  8. Looks like you have had fun with your painting this week. Love the quote, too! Valerie

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  9. I love seeing your thought process each time you start a new painting. it's so intuitive and wonderful what you see in the canvas each time. I will have a look at the Etsy promotion link and see if I can't get my shop ship shape!!

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  10. Great quote and am loving your new painting adventure.
    Happy PPF and Happy Easter, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Thank you for sharing the process of your new work. It is so helpful to watch and learn what someone else is thinking as they paint. Your piece is wonderful and I look forward to seeing it when it is finished. Have a great break.

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  12. Once again, amazing painting and I enjoyed your lady and her quote as well. Happy PPF

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  13. Loving your work in progress Denise... always lovely to see the steps... and gorgeous One Liner... thank you too for organizing the Etsy promotion... fabulous idea...

    Jenny ♥

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  14. So great to see your paintings evolve, your works are always so very interesting! Happy Easter to you too! xx

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  15. just fantastic! You are such a great artist denthe!
    Happy PPF!

    xxx
    Susi
    ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

    Thank you for the vimeo link below... very interesting too!

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  16. I love seeing the progression of your paintings! But you painted out that lovely fox I saw-oh well....

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    1. Fox ... !?? Where? Can't find him anywhere ... And I really looked hard ... ;-)

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  17. Beautiful piece Denthe, thanks for showing your progress. Happy Easter!

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  18. New to PPF, but love this found image in your work and working on squares too! Wonderful process step by step. xox

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  19. Excellent work. Thanks for the process. Love the colors. Have a wonderful Easter and also Happy PPF!

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  20. Totally in love with your new painting♥♥♥♥♥ Can't wait to see what comes next with it :) That one liner is so me too ♥

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  21. I am always amazed at the clever way you find images in your paintings. I saw the fishes but that's about all till you did the white outlining. Such beautiful colors, Denthe.

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  22. Beautiful and interesting painting and it is a pleasure to follow your creative process again. It is absolutely magic. Magic and beautiful. Thank you for sharing!!!

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  23. your process is always so fascinating to see, but let me say that I also always love the very first step of your paintings too-a beautiful abstract that stands out all on its own! Have a wonderful little holiday and happy PPF!

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  24. It amazes me how you 'see things' in the abstract shapes and so fun to watch your process to bring them out. I love your color palette!

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  25. I am fascinated by your process. I love the way you hunt for images. It turned out so well! I also scan stuff so I can see it on the monitor, it's funny how that can give you fresh eyes!!

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  26. it is so fun to go through your progress photos. I always like to see if we see the same things. I saw a running tiger under your bird in the first two photos. Beautiful work.

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    1. Looked everywhere but can't find a running tiger ... It's funny how we see such different things. Someone saw a fox in there. Can't find him either ;-)

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  27. Thank you for showing your art in progress. It´s so beautiful.
    Hugs and HPPF
    Erika

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  28. Love seeing your progress, that painting is already stunning! Love your revamped blog site too.

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  29. lovely art happy /easter and happy ppf

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  30. what a wonderful process! The funny part is, the first 'draft' was wonderful and stand-alone in its own right but i do love seeing how it progresses

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  31. how cool that you saw so many things in your painting! I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out! Happy PPF!

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  32. I all but squealed when I came here today... my heart started beating faster seeing your wonderful new background. You must tell me how you got that there....I used to do it by changing the html before the templates changed...is it the same I wonder! Just GORGEOUS!!

    Thank you for sharing your process...I just realized how spiritual your artwork is!! Have you ever considered making a set of Tarot cards...they would work...
    Beautiful piece as always your style shines!

    Hugs Giggles

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  33. Beautiful! So many layers and interesting aspects to that painting to enjoy.

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  34. I love the way your painting is evolving, it's so fascinating to see shapes gradually emerging that way..

    And I absolutely adore your doodley one-liner girls. They're amazing :)

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  35. I love watching your paintings come to life! This one is stunning! The one-liner is great, too. I hope you have a restful, refreshing week off!

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  36. Your painting is really beautiful and it is amazing how much you see into it

    lovely!
    xx
    zue

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  37. Wow--what a stunning evolution. And yet it never appears over-worked, if you know what I mean. I also love the 3-D quality of this piece. Hope you have a lovely time away for Easter.

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  38. Your painting evolves so beautifully and rich with the finale ~ ^_^

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  39. Love to "watch" you paint - enjoy your holiday. Can't wait to see this finished. HPPF

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  40. A magical piece, beautiful! And I really love your one liner!

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  41. I just love to see how your paintings evolve.Would love to see the completed piece soon. Happy Easter to you

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  42. it is always wonderful to see how you create these pieces!! looking gorgeous as can be. wishing you a lovely time away.

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  43. Interesting to see this one develop. I love the graceful shape of the bird on the right. That one liner may be my favorite so far. :)

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  44. Ohhhh this is wonderful! Love to see the processes you go through, you have inspired me to try painting like this, normally I start with an idea of a portrait etc but your way is really cool it's like the painting speaks to you :0) I can't wait to see how this turns out. Beautiful colours as always too :0)

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  45. I'm new to Paint Party Friday and delighted to have found your work. I've been doing some 'found objects' myself but from backgrounds my 3 year old son has been painting and it's a wonderful experience. It's marvellous to see your process and watch your work appear. And your colour palette sings to my soul!

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  46. Wowness..beautiful..such energy and spirit in your work..I love the feeling of movement and the expressive style..fantastic..and also a very vibrant and lively color-palette shining through!! and Loved the last piece and the quote..made me smile..!!
    Victoria

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  47. I love seeing the process! It's really fantastic to see. I love the face in the upper right corner. It's fabulous!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

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  48. You exhaust me just seeing how much effort you put into your art. Wowsers. HappyPPF

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    1. Haha! Really!? To me it's not effort, it's FUN :-)

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  49. Hiya! I love this painting and the process you've shown here :)
    I've emailed you to tell you that you've won my giveaway! Have a lovely Easter break and I'll look forward to hearing back from you with your address details. Congratulations!xx

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  50. WOW,your painting is very beautiful, I loved the colors and wonderful figurs in it, i love your paintings its all so colorful and expressive.

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  51. It's so fabulous to see how your paintings evolve. I actually saw a woman sunbathing at the early stages. :) I'm going over to the Etsy link up now.

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  52. Very neat to see the evolution of this painting! And your one liner - Fab!

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  53. the look of your new page is BEAUTIFUL! :D I love it! I will come back tomorrow and have a look around. I must get to bed. :D up too late. lol I will be back, thank you for your wonderful visit and comment on my blog! :D Hope all is well with you! :D hugs!

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  54. Your painting looks great so far! Love that fun "one-liner" too!

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  55. Wow -- this painting is gorgeous. *Amazing colors.* Happy PPF!

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  56. Love your 'one liner' and it always fun to see how your artwork develops....

    Karen x

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  57. love all the layers in your work! I love all the shapes and figures in the painting so far and can´t wait to see it finished :) xox Conny

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  58. I enjoyed seeing how the progression took place to the ending. It is remarkable. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  59. I loved this blog...
    Cheers from Argentina!
    HD

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