Thursday, 14 May 2015

Getting there

I have made good progress on my painting. Finally finished all the white spaces. I tried out different brands of white and in the end found one that covered the background better. Still had to do lots of layers though. I now started working on the faces. Here's the first one:

And here's the whole painting:

Changed a few things here and there that I wasn't so happy with, and now overall I like it better. Still a bit of work to do though.

Also finished some more ACEO's:


 Lyrics from Dire Straits, but I didn't have room to add their name anymore ...

And look how this one looked when I scanned it in:

It's weird: every time I scan something that has fluorescent pink or orange, the colours just disappear...

Okay, that's it for this week. Linking this to Paint Party Friday of course, the weekly party full of gorgeous and interesting art. Go have a look over there, you won't regret it! And I'm also linking to a new art bloghop, this one all about faces. Which, as you know, is my favorite subject to paint/draw/sketch. It's called "Art it Friday-Show your face", and I found it thanks to Linda :-)

Thanks so much for coming to visit me, and I wish you a beautiful day, and a relaxed weekend full of happiness.

Funny for this week:

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See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥


33 comments:

  1. Screw the system! good one! Love how you have applied the white, the paintings are really good. Nice ACEOs, too. Valerie

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  2. Love it all. Just stunning...and the comedy always gets me. I love both scanned and non scanned atcs...I always love your faces!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  3. It looks wonderful! Love it! The ACEOs look great too.

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  4. Love your finished piece! Glad we finally got to see it.

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  5. Your finished piece is exquisite Denise! and your ACEOs are wonderful!
    Funny thing about the scanning, I have noticed the same with anything I have scanned- kinda disappointing as I like to save some of my fav backgrounds to use again,but then they never look the same! "(
    oh well- Happy weekend my friend! xo

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  6. A bunch of lovely pieces and yummy colors.

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  7. I was all in awe of your brilliant work and then I scroll down to your funny of the week. Thank you so much for the laugh. I needed that. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Wow! your painting is a wonderful whimsical vibrant piece. The more I look, the more I see...and I smile!

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  9. Marvelous painting, it's really come a long way. xox

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  10. The painting is fantastic ~ Love it! And your ACEOs are charming too. And the cat image ... too funny!

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  11. "Screw the system"-ha!! I could SO see my food hound of a dog doing that:):) That first piece of art with the white background is simply amazing!!! Loving all your ACEOs too- beautiful little portraits.

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  12. Awesome painting, love it! Also love that cat digging in to the food his way. tee hee. Have a great day.

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  13. I love how the painting turned out. Really amazing with a white background. Your aceo girls are just darling too. Happy PPF
    Kate

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  14. Beeeautiful as always!!

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  15. Wow, totally great, such varied and wonderful works. Adore them all and I love all the details in the first painting. Thanks so much for linking to Art It Friday - Show Your Face and for the shout out too. Kx ps. the 'screw the system' photo made me laugh. :)

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  16. Your painting is awesome! Love the colors and how you used the white. The ACEOs are beautiful. I'm stuck on learning some new faces and making some ATCs/ACEOs too. Hugs, Rasz PPF #62 (not 63)

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  17. I am still giggling from the funny for the week... but the painting is looking amazing...xx

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  18. I love your style! Beautiful work.

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  19. Love the white Denise... everything pops beautifully.... and sweet ACEO's.... thanks for the funny... it made me laugh X

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  20. O I love your work so much Denise. Fantastic the white background and the beautiful colors. And your ACEO's are beautiful. Lieve groetjes Marja

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  21. the large painting is glorious - wish i could afford one of your originals. with regard to the scanning problems with colours not turning out how they should, bring the scanned picture into photoshop, and add a few adjustment layers like "curves" and "hue/saturation" to adjust the colours to more closely match the original

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    1. Thanks for the tips Joyce! I'll have to play with it a little bit .... ;-)

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  22. Me encantan :)
    ¡Y las flores en el pelo son preciosas! Love it!

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  23. Je hebt niet stil gezetten, het is heel mooi geworden
    de bonte kleurtjes komen mooi tot hun recht op de witte achtergrond.
    En je weet Denise ik hou van je schilderwerk.!!
    liefs groetjes Christiene...........

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  24. Fantastic art work!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  25. What size is your newest painting? It looks amazing!
    Love your ACEO - the way you draw hair makes me happy!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! It's 61cm x 61cm (24x24 inches) on a block canvas.

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  26. I am really loving the white! These are such fabulous paintings and so fun. They make me feel happy. :)

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  27. I absolutely love your style. The ACEO cards are adorable . . I'm sure they will be fast sellers. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  28. Gorgeous as always! :) Did you try white gesso maybe?

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    1. yep, tried everything. Found that the Expert Acrylic from Amsterdam covered best ....

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  29. Hallo Denise. Afgelopen week kwam Dawn's boek binnen (ik sta er ook in maar ja, wij Europeanen moeten altijd even wachten voordat het hier beschikbaar is...) en jouw werk sprak me meteen aan. Dus kom ik je even opzoeken! Net even je website 'gescanned' en door je blog gescrold... voor mij ben je een blijvertje hoor! Je blogadres gaat in mijn 'regelmatig te bezoeken' rijtje ;) Heb een fijne, zonnige dag! Lieve groeten uit Zeeland (Nederland) Marit

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