Thursday, 26 March 2015

Painting in progress

Didn't get to paint as much as I would've wanted this week, but still, managed a few hours and it felt sooo good :-)  I remembered all of a sudden that I still had an unfinished canvas from when we were in Australia, and I've worked on that. It's not finished yet, but almost there. Here are some sneak peeks:



I used very bright colours, to make up for the grey and rainy weather we're having here. And cold ....! Man, I forgot how long the winter lasts in northern Europe ... Although, reading some of the other blogs, I guess we can't complain, there are places that still have snow. Ugh!

I didn't draw my figures on the other canvas that I showed you last week. Because I decided it could do with a few more layers ;-). So I went to work with my inks and, yes, with bright colours again, and got some gorgeous details. Here are some of them:





Oh, I so love playing with colours. The possibilities are endless. Next week I will try to draw some figures on this canvas. Or maybe, just maybe, I'll keep this canvas for an intuitive painting. Not sure yet ....

That's it for this week. Artwise I mean. I've been trying to re-open my Etsy-shop for ages, but it has taken me until now to recalculate the shipping rates and put all the prices in Euros. Almost finished now, so one of the next days it will re-open. Although I was in serious doubt about opening up again, since there are some things about Etsy that I really don't like. But I haven't found a good alternative yet, so until then it'll have to do ...If any of you have any suggestions about other sites similar to Etsy: please share!

One more thing about Soulfood: I got a comment last week from someone who forgot to sign up and thought she was too late. No, you're not! You can sign up for Soulfood until the end of the year if you want, because that's how long the class stays open. The videos are all downloadable to your own computer. So even if you've missed classes, you can still catch up. Getting pretty excited now, my class will air in 3 weeks :-)

I'm linking this as always to Paint Party Friday. Click here if you want to see lots of varied artwork from around the globe!

Wishing you a wonderful day, and a peaceful and fun weekend to reload your batteries!! See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥



31 comments:

  1. Hey Denise!
    Loving the sneak peeks - you do amazing things with color!!

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  2. I was going to ask if you used different or darker colour...the are so vibrant and gorgeous!! Love them. As always such eye candy here...I love the prepped canvases too... really beautiful! Enjoy being cozy until it warms up!

    Hugs Giggles

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  3. Your colors get brighter and stronger day by day! And such delicious details in those pictures below.

    Yes, it's freezing cold also on Finland :(

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  4. love the colorful canvases, they are beautiful and looking forward to your soul food class

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  5. How good it must have been to unpack your canvas and be warmed by all that fabulous colour. Winter is long but spring is in the air!

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  6. Love all the bright and sunny colours, just what I need on a grey day like this. Valerie

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  7. Oh I love those layers of colour you're adding to that canvas - they're gorgeous and so much detail and texture too! Yes, Northern European winters do seem to last forever - mind you today the sun is splitting the sky here although it's still hat and gloves weather! Looking forward to seeing both these canvasses completed.

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  8. I always love your colorful paintings. :) your art is fabulous!

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  9. Beautiful sunny bright happy colors!! I need them because I am one of those bloggers who is still getting snow!!! Yuck!
    # more weeks and counting!! Woo Hoo!! can't wait xoxo

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  10. great colours this week! Happy PPF

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  11. I am TOTALLY in love with all the vibrant color in your pieces !! Great way to brighten up cold and grey weather!

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  12. I loooove the one with the inks! And the bright colours in general.

    I have my shop on my own website. I only got sales through etsy from people who I'd sent to the site (I mean, I never got organic sales from people who found my stuff on Etsy) so I decided it would be more beneficial to cut out the middle man so to speak. I use a wordpress plugin called WooCommerce.

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  13. Beautiful work. I love the colored canvasses at the end. There is so much potential with them. If so inclined I would love to have you link on my site too. I can't remember who I have invited before.

    Kate

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  14. Awesome as always. Your bright colors always make me happy. Great job and have fun with Soul Food.

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  15. Woohoo to the brightest of brights. Want to dig into those background layers. xox

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  16. really lovely! :) I love your use of colours! So bold and bright! Makes me very happy!

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  17. Love all of your bright and beautiful colors!!! I can't wait to see what you do with that newer canvas ... so intriguing. Winter is lasting way too long for me this year too... we had snow again this morning but nothing that stuck but still it depressed me to see it :(

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  18. So love your work. You do have an eye for color and composition.

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  19. these sneak previews are gorgeous and make me want to see more!
    that is great that the videos are downloadable.... people can sign up at the last minute, sort of and still get all the lessons. We still have bits of snow here and there and it could snow some more, such is the end of winter beginning of spring.

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  20. Beautiful! As always, I thoroughly enjoy your bold use of color. Happy PPF and EYC!

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  21. those colours are so wonderfully rich and vibrant ... love them

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  22. Oh, your colors are wonderful. They speak to me! Both paintings are just gorgeous and sure to brighten cold and rainy days... xoxo Silke

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  23. I so much love your brilliant colors and the ladies and birds you are drawing! And now a deer as well, so cute! :)

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  24. Welcome back to Europe, sure you miss the summer in Australia. Now soon/already spring here. But the last snowfall is still showing a little on the ground here.. :))

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  25. Beautiful layers - and always wonderful to see the progression of them! We are finally getting spring weather here in Missouri - lots of blooming bulbs and bushes starting :)

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  26. Wow, Denise, I love those bright colors! Beautiful works. Not much blooming here in central Virginia, just daffodils. Today was cold, tomorrow and the next few days are to be wonderfully warm.

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  27. Yes, I love colors too and you have the knack of putting those bright ones together for sure.

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  28. I'm fascinated by the way the blocks of colours interlink and yet there are still figures and animals, a wonderful technique you have developed.
    I like your four canvases, I can see some interesting ideas in those.

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  29. Prachtige werken, Dente, kleuren waar je vrolijk van word
    met dit donkere weer schijnt bij jou toch de zon!!
    liefs Christiene.

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  30. Me gusta mucho este juego de colores.

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