Friday, 21 June 2013

Summer of Color week 2: Love and dreams never die ...

This week's colours, hot pink and orange, were again two of my favorite. Well, as long as it's bright, happy colours they are my favorite I guess. I decided to keep doing the coloured doodles, it's a great way to experiment with all the different hues of one colour.

It's a bit of a crooked picture. I tried scanning it but my scanner made the bright orange disappear, so to get a more realistic look I had to make a picture. It measures 20x20cm (7,9x7,9") and is painted on a selfmade hardboard frame. Couldn't resist adding a quote ...

I also finished another box, and only realized after it was finished that it was the exact same colours as the colours from the first week of SOC. So I do actually have 2 pieces for that first week ...


I did all kinds of art this week, but everything is in the beginning stages, so no pics yet. I managed to finish a sketch though.

Sketching that hair is really soothing and relaxing... A bit like doodling really.

And yesterday I got a surprise in the mail. Well, I knew it was coming but I hadn't expected it to arrive so soon. Right in the middle of all the horrible moments surrounding my sister's death, I won (without realizing it) a giveaway over at Heather Foust's blog. I could choose between 2 prints, but when I got the package, there was the beautiful print inside but also 7 wonderful postcards and 2 really cute businesscards. So happy with it. The print doesn't look like a print at all, for a moment I really thought it was the original work. Superb quality. Thank you so much Heather, also for the surprises in the package!

Gorgeous, isn't it !?

Well, that's it for this week. I'm linking this as always to Paint Party Friday, and of course to the Summer of Colour. Check out those 2 blogs, it's worth the effort ...

Thanks so much for being here. I hope your Friday and your weekend will be full of sunshine (literally and figuratively!). Hugs ♥ ♥ ♥


59 comments:

  1. Hi, it sounds like things are returning back to "normal", as normal as can be expected after your family's' tragedy! I just wanted to let you know that I have been thinking about you and had tears come to my eyes as you told about your loss. Your art tells me that you are doing quite well, and are recovering. It is as beautiful as ever! Your sketching is glorious, and the hair looks so much fun to do! I wouldn't really call it a sketch, it is art, in the highest quality! A sketch to me is a very fast, not too detailed, practice... Hope you are well!

    Renee

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  2. Bright and lovely submission for SOC...and your sketch is just fantastic ... keep inspiring :)

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  3. great, i admire how you put art and creativity into everything :D
    and congrats for the giveaway

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  4. just fantastic!

    WOW!
    Happy PPF and fab to meet you on Summer Of Color 3

    too!

    xxx
    Susi

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  5. Wonderful!!! I'm so proud of you for sticking with just the two colors - I can't seem to do that :) Beautiful work.

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  6. I love color, style and sentiment in your art! So sorry for the loss of your sister. Not something one "gets over" quickly.

    Sweet to get such a lovely gift.

    Hppf.

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  7. I love the images! Thanks for sharing, and I am sending you a hug again, and my sentiments for your sister's passing.
    Congrats of the winning of Heather's art ♥

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  8. Your artwork is beautiful!! I love the colors. Everything is just where it needs to be. Just right!
    I am so glad you got your print!
    I wanted to say I had no idea of your lose of your sister. I can not imagine the pain you must be in. I am sending you lots of love your way.

    Sincerely,

    Heather

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  9. beautiful SOC entry. The other pieces are great too. Congrats on your win!

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  10. I love your summer of color piece, however I especially love your girl with the beautiful hair, you are right doodling hair is very calming. I am so glad you are using such bright and happy colours, this must be such a difficult time, my love to you and your family x

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  11. Really gorgeous, dear Denthe! So many wonderful things of art to see on your blog :) Your giveaway is also fine, congrats and hugs - Erika

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  12. Hi, Denthe :). As always, your faces sketches and drawings are stunning & delicate, detailed and gorgeous!!. I LOVE to see her fine hair, wow!. It's wonderful to receive happy mail like that, such a joy. Hugs.

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  13. Beautiful work, your pink and orange painting has really hot colours. Love the sketch, too! Valerie

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  14. Just fab bright colours, and what a wonderful parcel to receive :-)

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  15. Prachtig Denise, zowel je schilderijtje en box, maar zeker ook je tekening met de doodlehaar. Ik vond deze twee kleuren voor de summer of color echt heel moeilijk en heb nog nagedacht om iets te schilderen, maar in plaats daarvan heb ik het zekere voor het onzekere genomen en een kaart gemaakt. Maar ik heb weer met verbazing je schilderijtje zitten bestuderen. Zo knap gedaan!!
    Lieve groetjes,
    Marianne
    PS de give-away van heather is prachtig!!

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  16. You have had a very productive week of art making! The pink and orange painting is bright and fun. It puts a smile on my face! The way the girl is stroking the bird is very tender.

    Your post with the sad news about your sister has stuck with me ever since I read it, I can not imagine what it is like to lose a sibling. My thoughts are with you.

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  17. Beautiful Denise! Loved the brightness of the work and your girl sketch is awesome esp her hair. Lovely win :) Congrats! Something to treasure!
    HPPF and SOC!

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  18. Love your Soc piece but what really got me was the sketch of the girl, you do hair so fantasticaly! Hugs to you and your family.

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  19. Oh Denise this work is stunning all of it! Love the soc and your girl wow she is so gorgeous and vulnerable with her doe eyes!! I am glad you are delving into art for healing!!

    Big hugs Giggles

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  20. WOW, it's gorgeous!! I love these colors together like this, awesome!
    Your girl is AMAZING AND LOVELY!! I love love her hair, that's my favorite part too when I draw faces.

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, can't imagine the sadness and hurt your going thru. What a nice surprise to get your fun happy mail just when you needed it. Sending you hugs and prayers.

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  21. Gorgeous--I just love your faces, so beautiful!

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  22. Looks like you've had a good week. LOVE your SOC entries-some of my fave colors too! Your sketch is beautiful. And congrats on your wonderful prize pkg.Happy PPF!

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  23. The SOC colors this week are so vibrant and your painting does them justice. Your work is always so beautiful.

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  24. Love the colors of summer used in your SOC painting, Denthe. And I so admire your face sketching abilities.

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  25. Wow...you've been busy this week!! Your SOC this week is really nice. I, too, have trouble scanning when there is orange in the image. I wonder why that is???

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  26. Wonderful Soc painting, flowing and happy! Love those colors, too! The sketch is lovely, you do hair so beautifully! <3

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  27. Love your SOC painting, so perfect in the orange and pink, and your girl sketch is so beautiful! HPPF!

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  28. I love the lady dancing under the other woman- there is so much fun happening in this painting!

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  29. Just beautiful. I love everything about this.

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  30. More wonderful work this week!
    Love your vibrant colors and attention to line and shapes and patterns!!
    Lovely!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  31. your work is amazing! Love what you did for this weeks SOC!

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  32. hello,

    so wonderful to see your beautiful and colorful arts! SOC inspires in different ways. congratulations on your art gift, such treasures.

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  33. Heel mooi! Ik heb eens rondgekeken op je blog en intussen staat hij bij mijn favorieten :-) Mijn innige deelneming en veel sterkte gewenst met het overlijden van je zus.

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  34. Love that tiny figure that you've drawn between the main picture. Wonderful sketch of the woman. I never get my girl drawings' hair right. Congrats on receiving those gorgeous art works.
    Susan

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  35. Your doodle is so gorgeous - it makes me want to try. I love the combination of detail and abstract. And I'm always in awe of the hair on your sketches...

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  36. Wow het zijn stuk voor stuk weer juweeltjes!
    Een fijn weekend!
    Groetjes karin

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  37. WOWZA! Your art is so beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with us! I love SOC!!!!!

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  38. Wow! I love you soc piece this week - such vibrant colours + i love the words you've added. Inspiring! x

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  39. Love your birds in your paintings...Great cards, post cards they look really fab xox

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  40. Your SOC piece is gorgeous - but your sketch of that lady really caught my eye. The hair is fantastic - the face is wonderful. Just loving it all. HPPF

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  41. I love your top SoC painting but I also love your sketches... and wonderful to receive that giveaway... her work is so fresh and lovely...xx

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  42. Stunning work for this weeks SoC! I love the pattern detail and quote. The sketch is amazing. I would love you to post a tutorial video for the hair:) Congrat on your fabulous win!
    Thinking of you and hope you are well xx

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  43. Denise wat een schitterend werk weer. Ben helemaal weg van je oranje/roze painting. Geweldig wat ben je toch een groot artiest.
    LOVE IT ALL.
    lovely greet
    Marja

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  44. Ha Dente,een zomer van kleur dat is waar ik ook van houd
    ook deze kleuren combi is prachtig.
    je schets een schoonheid om naar te kijken.....zo mooi!!
    je kado is top lief om te geven mooi te krijgen.
    Liefs een zonne groetje.
    Christiene.

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  45. Love your SOC contribution. Beautifully done. Loving your sketches as well and congrats on the win! Yay! Hope you are doing well and of course sending you well wishes.Take care.

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  46. What a wonderful post! I love everything but my favourite has to be the beautiful sketch.... I have 'hair envy'!

    Congratulations on your win. What a sweet surprise.

    Karen x

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  47. My heart breaks for your loss:( My love and prayers to you and your family. Your art is amazing and I am praying that it will heal. Thank you for creating..it's really, really lovely!

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  48. I love your work!!! And I love bright colors too!!!

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  49. Beautiful SOC doodle, love the images you include and the colours are super. BJ

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  50. love the bright colours you have been using lately..great

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  51. Your SOC work is truly beautiful. But so is everything else you have got going on. You and your family are still in my thoughts. Take care.

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  52. Your art is always gorgeous! Such beauty and love here, wonderful!

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  53. your dreamer is very beautiful and joyfull

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  54. Oh that hair is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

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  55. Dear Denise, I'm sorry about your loss! Maybe art can be an outlet for your sorrow.

    I love your pink and orange painting! How wonderful that you received that treasure in the mail!

    Ilona xx

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  56. I love the pink and orange design, so filled with emotion too, beautiful! The hair in your sketch - wow! LOve it! Your gifts through the post are lovely and so very deserved by you. I hope they can help you get through this sad time.xx

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  57. oooooh, I saw this on Facebook and was showing my whole family :) I LOVE your bold composition and your sketch is amazing - that hair is really detailed and soft. You are such a talent, thank you for sharing with us, xoxo

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  58. I love the colours, so vibrant and that hair is incredible. Really beautiful.
    Von

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  59. Sorry to be so late getting here. Your ladies really astound me. And there is so much of your soul in your work. Sending hugs.

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