Friday, 24 April 2015

Playing with paint

I'm still working on my canvas, and I've also started putting layers on a new canvas. So many ideas in my head, I just feel like painting and sketching all day. Alas, life gets in the way more often than not...

Here's where I am now:

Once everything is drawn on there, it's quite meditative to colour in the white. It'll need at least two layers before the background is covered enough. Then I can start working on the figures. Looking forward to that.

And here's the new canvas that I'm playing with:

This is the part I love the most: just playing, spattering, dripping, layer after layer after layer, until I see figures starting to emerge :-)

Made a few more ACEO's:




I will probably put these in my Etsyshop. Did you notice my new page on top? I decided to put some of my smaller paintings up for sale on my blog. Need to keep practicing putting paypal-buttons on my blog, right!? ;-)

This week Dawn DeVries Sokol's new book : "A world of artist journal pages" was published, and I'm proud to say I'm in it!! Can't wait to flip through it (it'll only be available in Europe next week), it looks like a great tool for inspiration. So nice too that quite a few of my internetfriends are in there as well, and even some people I met personally. So cool!

















You can even see a small part of one of my journalpages on the backcover (upper right corner) :-D

Okay, it's after midnight here, time to dive into my bed. I'll link this to Paint Party Friday tomorrow. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving your wonderful comments!Wishing you a fun weekend ahead of you, and some more sunshine to enjoy! (I love all the spring-like paintings on all the blogs! So clear that everyone is over the moon that the cold and ice are behind us for now ...)

lol :-)

See you next week! ♥ ♥ ♥

32 comments:

  1. You are so busy.. wonderful look this canvases so far and the ACEO's are gorgeous! Congrats on being published in this fab book!
    Happy PPF
    Susi

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  2. Congratulations being part of that book!! Love your gorgeous work. Have all those albums and the kids have seen both Damien and Radiohead in concert!! Love their music!! I agree filling in is so soothing and meditative!! Thanks for sharing such fun bits!! Love your humour and taste in quotes!

    Hugs Giggles

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  3. A fab pages and well done on being part of the book. Happy PPF

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  4. I love how your painting is coming along and congratulations on being part of the book. I must earmark that tutorial you gave on how to add the paypal buttons as it is something I've been meaning to do! Thanks for that!

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  5. stunning art Denise-I do love your colorful world! Congrats on having art published too-I'll watch for the book to come out so I can take a peek. Love the funny of the day too:):)

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  6. love seeing your new painting emerge!! those are my favorites. congrats on being in the book. Wow..how cool is that??!

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  7. Wonderful painting you are doing with the white. What a creative idea! You are doing a beautiful job with that. And I love the "wings" painting.

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  8. How fascinating to see the images magically appear (although it is by your magic) from the painted background. It mus be quite difficult to do it backwards by painting the negative space.
    The book looks really interesting - it's always fun to suddenly see blogging friends in the pages of books or magazines, congratulations on being in it.

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  9. I love the new ACEO's. Wow, that's a lot of layering. My page goes limp if I would do that much. Very creative and a good outcome. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  10. such a lovely painting
    joyful and alive
    i think it would make beautiful fabric
    congratulations on being in this book!

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  11. Congrats on being published. Very creative paintings.:) Great job on all.:)

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  12. Dente, prachtig wat je hier weer neer hebt zet,wat maak je toch mooi werken
    interessant om te lezen..... en nog gefeliciteerd!
    Fijn weekend liefs een groetje.
    Christiene.

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  13. I love your new painting with all those shapes, it' looks great! I look forward to seeing the final piece. :) Well done at being published in the magazine too!
    Jess x

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  14. Gorgeous, all of it... and that last meme, if you hear of those jobs let me know too, please hahahahah Hugs!

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  15. Stunning work as usual. Love the beginnings in the first one. I look forward to seeing where you take it.

    Kate

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  16. So amusing to watch your collages and lovely ACEOs! I so love how you're painting the collages, the colors, the beautiful shapes of humans and animals, birds. Impressing!
    Congrats with beeing a part of the book, it looks so interesting, and of course I recognized your painting, before I read it. :)

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  17. Beautiful creations ala always.
    I wish you a nice weekend,
    hugs Anja

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  18. Can't wait to see the finished paintings! Love the art cards!

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  19. Love how your painting is coming along and can't wait to see where you go with this next painting.

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  20. So exciting to be part of the book!!! Love your art this week and now I'm off to checkout those other ACEO's you have for sale :)

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  21. Congrats on being published! Your art looks awesome!!! Your Aceo's and the quotes are fab :)

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  22. I loooove the white in the paintings to bring out the forms. So lovely!!!

    Congratulations on the book! That is so exciting!!!

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  23. I need to start painting again. Last time I tried, my back hurt too much, but all your colorful work is inspiring me!

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  24. Congrats on your being published Denise!! So many wonderful artists in this book!!
    I love the new header look- and yes you are right about the earth with no art! xo

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  25. Your ACEOs look great, and I love those two canvasses, especially the colourful shapes with the added whites. Congratulations on being published!

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  26. Fantastic, you're published! You really are moving ahead with your art, and no wonder its so unique and beautiful

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  27. Get out! So excited for your work to be in Dawn's book - can't wait to see it in person -

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  28. That big painting is shaping up beautifully. Yes, let's get paid just to exist, now how do we arrange that? xox

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  29. I just love seeing some of your process. Beautiful work! I haven't gotten to check your Soul Food lesson yet. Can't wait!

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  30. Congratulations on your book appearance....much deserved! I love your canvas...beautiful work. I like your approach of filling in the white around the figures.

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