Friday, 17 May 2013

Birdies and boxes .....

Well, I finished my painting and it's now hanging in the Seaside Artist's Gallery in Redcliffe. Didn't change too much anymore, just worked on the eyes and that's it. Had a very annoying thing happening to me when I was finishing it up. I noticed that the frame had bent a little bit in the middle, so it wasn't straight anymore. I hate it when that happens. I'm always careful to look for canvases that are completely straight, because there are a lot around that are all crooked. But still it happens sometimes. And this was a very long canvas, so I guess chances are even higher.

"Birdies" - canvas on MDF - 20x99cm (7,9x39")

I wanted to take this painting to the gallery, so I had to come up with a solution. So I ended up buying a piece of hardboard and glueing the canvas on top. I must say I like the tight look of it. It's a lot heavier now, but since it's only 20cm high it doesn't matter too much. I called it "Birdies". For obvious reasons  ... ;-)

And I finally finished my boxes. That is to say: I finished the outside. They still need a coat of varnish, and the inside needs to be painted too. But at least they look finished now ...

Here's my zentangle-box:

my birdbox:

and my doodlebox:

These are the sides of the doodlebox:



 
 and the top:


These doodleboxes are so much fun to do, but also a lot of work. It's not easy going around the sides everywhere. So I'm thinking about making some small paintings like this. Easier to work on and still fun ....

Well, that's it for this week. I'm linking, as always, to Paint Party Friday. Head on over there to see wonderful works of all the participating artists.

And pay a visit to these blogs too: Natasha, Kristin, Jez, Susan and Gina . All these artists tried out the "geometrical painting technique" that I used for "Birdies". I love seeing all the different interpretations of it!

Thanks so much for visiting, I really appreciate your lovely comments every week! Hope you're having a great Friday, and lots of sun and joy in the weekend! ♥ ♥ ♥

43 comments:

  1. How cool that they tried your technique... it did turn out so beautifully so I can see why it inspired others... and that gallery in Redcliffe is wonderful... I can really see your work there...xx

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  2. Once again, your doodlebox is positively delightful with the vibrant colours and intermingling images!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Beautiful work on those boxes! I saw your technique a couple of times in the week when visiting blogs, great! Valerie

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  4. Beautiful boxes Denise, you have made quite a few, will they all be going to Redcliffe gallery? Didn't have time to try your technique this week because of getting stuff ready for the show but hope to try next week instead:) Have a great weekend and a HPPF

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    1. Thanks Sandra! Yes, they'll probably end up in the gallery, although I want to start selling them online too. But then I need to start making some more ...

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  5. Gorgeous colors--love them all!

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  6. So very beautiful boxes. I love the Zentangle.

    Have a lovely weekend and HPPF

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  7. gorgeous boxes and an ingenious idea for "birdies." Thanks for sharing and inspiring always! Happy PPF!

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  8. Wonderful at design and imaginative drawings! I love the Zentangles and your colors are glorious!

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  9. LOVE your doodle boxes - looks like gobs and gobs of work go into each one!! Small painting would be a great idea too!

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  10. Your painted boxes are beautiful. You have developed a style that is uniquely yours. After the attempt this week to do some sort of "find the image" I am leaving this style to you.

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  11. I love your boxes. Great designs, lots of creativity. Very nice Denthe. Thank you.

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  12. Love your zentangle box especially! Glad you were able to fix that large canvas.

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  13. Mooi, Mooi, Mooi!!! Wat een prachtig vogelschilderij en geweldige dozen!! Die gaan de deur uit vliegen.... mind my words :-)
    Supergoed gedaan, Denise. Een heel fijn weekend!
    xxx Marianne

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  14. your doodle boxes are filled with glorious detailing and colors-wow!! Love the technique you shared of your birdies canvas too. Happy PPF!

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  15. Love all the colors in your paintings and I am sure the boxes will be a big hit! I love the faces on your boxes.

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  16. loving all of your fab artistic pieces Denthe, the colours positively sing out.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

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

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  17. Wow - your boxes are amazing - I especially like the geometric shapes one - so beautiful. Do you use normal acrylic paint for those? They look so perfectly neat like the picture has been transferred on - I'd have wobbly lines and all sorts!
    I know what you mean about bent canvasses. I recently ordered 5 large box canvasses and when they arrived my husband noticed that each one had a bend on one long side - he held them up against the door frame and I could see how they bowed in the middle along one side. I thought maybe something heavy had been placed on top of the packing box in transit but I got them returned and a new box delivered and one of the 5 canvasses in that box was also warped a little so I guess it's a manufacturing thing.

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  18. Your birdies painting is so inspiring. I want to try the technique again. Happy to hear that you solved the bent canvas issue. Super wow! for your doodle boxes.They are amazing,colorful and unique.
    Thank you for putting up my blog link here.
    Wishing you a great weekend
    Susan

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  19. I love our boxes and the paintings. Each one is very special and totally wonderful. Just perfect!
    Hugs and HPPF
    Erika

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  20. I love all those boxes! I imagine it would be a lot of work!

    I'm off to look at the other artists who tried your technique!

    Happy Paint Party Friday!

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  21. Love your bold use of color and your complex paintings!! Truly marvelous. Happy PPF

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  22. Gorgeous! Love your doodle boxes! HPPF!

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  23. Your colours are delicious as always, Doodle boxes, even the name is joyful, beautiful work. :)

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  24. wow, schitterend die gedoodelde dozen! Prachtig qua kleur en ontwerp!
    Goed weekend! Groetjes Karin

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  25. Wonderful boxes, beautifully designed and made! <3

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  26. beautiful works Denise! absolutely love all of it, the last box is especially good, thanks for sharing

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  27. Your work is incredible. I am always amazed at all of the detail that you include so beautifuly. Thank you for the recommendations for painting classes. They turned out to be very helpful.

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  28. LOVE LOVE LOVE those boxes!!!! The painting is very cool too ♥♥♥♥

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  29. I think these beautiful boxes would make wonderful paintings as well. However, these are quite unique. Your designs are truly incredible.

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  30. I love your doodleboxes!! Such happy color!! xo Aimee

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  31. I love your boxes! So bright and beautiful. Did you use a marker for the doodles or paint?

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    1. Thnx Kristin! I used acrylic paint to colour everything in, and then paint markers for the finer lines.

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  32. Your art is such an inspiration, so beautiful! Your boxes are delightful and that bird painting is so special, wonderful work here as always!

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  33. Great colours really like these so original happy ppf

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  34. OMG what should I say, I love your "birdies" alot :) it is a very cool technique and fun to look at all the shapes and colors....and then your incredible boxes, the are sooooo beautiful, detailed and bright :)))) You light my day Dear ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  35. Well - good thing for me I live far away or I would have to buy every single box! They are all truly wonderful - I plan to try more of the "geometry" paintings. I just love how they come out. Your painting looks fabulous. HPPF

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  36. Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous art. I love the finished birds and the boxes are heyyy Fabulous? LOL
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  37. Whoa Denthe...just when I think I've seen "the best" of you...these boxes are amazing and yes, I can imagine not easy to do at all! They are utterly gorgeous and I'm not sure what would be the gift...oh, I know....an empty box! Yes yes yes...an empty box. The lucky recipient would be blessed!!!! Lovies, Samara

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  38. Your work is wonderful. LOVE those boxes. Your imagination is amazing. HPPF

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  39. Ha Denthe,je dozen zijn prachtig,mooie zonnige en vrolijke kleuren.
    Even als je schilderij..
    Het weer is hier naadje pet....koud.
    Pinkser groetje.
    Christiene.

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  40. Hi Denise,

    Lovely work on the birds and boxes. The design, colour and uniqueness of them are sure bound for many new homes. Totally love the details on all of these beautiful boxes.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Annabelle O,O

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  41. oh wow!!! I love love love the boxes!!!! I have a thing for boxes! :D Truly beautiful!!!

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