Friday, 12 June 2015

Summer of Color week 1

Yes, the Summer of Color has started! I decided to do some small intuitive paintings for this series, because I still don't see very much in the background of my new canvas, and I know it's just a practice thing. The colours for this week are blue-blue-green, meaning I can choose whichever 2 blues I want mixed with one green. I decided to use these colours:

I can't say which shades these are, because I mixed them myself, and I always keep mixing until I like the colour. Which of course makes it difficult to reproduce exactly the same tints.

And this is the background I ended up with, after dripping and spraying and splashing paint on :-)

I had a hard time finding something, but when I put the canvas in this direction I could see the beak of a bird and its tail (or how do you call that...). As well as an eye and a strange-shaped face.....

So this is what came out of it:

I can clearly see a bird hugging the girls' head, but I have no idea whether other people see it that way. Maybe some people see her as a strange kind of Santa Claus with a weird beard ;-)

I'm still wondering whether I should put a quote on there, but for now I leave it as it is.

I have also been putting some more layers of paint on my side-tables:

It's going to be another sunny day today, so I will start the fun part this afternoon. There'll be lots more different colours on here before I'm finished.

I'm also still doodling, and have several ones in progress. Here's one:


And last but not least: remember the painting I finished 2 weeks ago? This one?


It's sold and on its way to Puerto Rico! It's the first time I've sold a painting before it was even finished. Someone saw it on Facebook when I had just started painting the figures and contacted me. Luckely I had some time to figure out how to do the shipping, because I've never shipped a big painting like that. Most of my bigger works I sell during shows or in the gallery. So I'm quite nervous now and hope it arrives well and in time! Thanks Patricia ♥


That's it for this week. I'm linking this to Paint Party Friday, to Summer of Color and to Show your Face. Click on the links if you want to get inspired by some gorgeous art!

And my funny for this week:

hahahaha, I can relate to her ;-D

Thanks so much for your visit and your lovely comments! Hope you have a lovely day and a weekend full of things you love! See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥

33 comments:

  1. Wow, love your soc! So happy you sold your painting! Good for you! Loving those tables so far too!

    Hugs Giggles

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  2. Fantastic work, congrats on your sale, Valerie

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  3. Congrats on selling that painting. How exciting.

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  4. WOW! Big congratulations on selling your art work! So cool! And I love your gorgeous work and what you did with the first week's SOC colors! HUGS!

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  5. Wow.. love your work!
    Congrats on the sale!

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  6. I love how your paintings appear to be carved into the panels. Your used the monochromatic blend beautifully in this piece too. Happy PPF! #41

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  7. Patricia i'd love to know just how you ended up packing and shipping it as i worry about that myself... Just love those two blues and a green.! Hugs! deb

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    1. Hi Deb, my name is Denise, not Patricia (she's the buyer) :-)
      I ended up taking the canvas off the stretcher bars and sent it rolled up. Much safer this way, and also saves a lot in shipping costs. It's worth checking a few different ways of shipping it, since there's a lot of price differences. On the internet you can also find a lot of great advice about how best to pack a painting for shipping.

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  8. Lovely piece for SOC Denthe! And happy PPF too!

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  9. The colours are gorgeous, and I love how it turned out. How wonderful that your painting found a new home! I really love that piece.

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  10. i always love everything you do. That painting you sold is awesome! I'm not surprised you sold it. Good for you! And that doodle looks amazing too. Happy summer to you Denthe! xx

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  11. Love your blues and green and your face is wonderful

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  12. So happy you sold your painting, it's wonderful. xox

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  13. Great work. I always enjoy what you are doing. Keeps me inspired. Congrats. on the sale. Happy PPF and love you SOC work.

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  14. great work this week! i love your doodle ... i see a painting in the works there!!

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  15. I have always admired your style and your SOC painting is no exception. I love being around and hearing the birds so this could be me enveloped by one:):) Congrats on another sale-I'm sure the sales will continue for you!

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  16. Lovely take on SOC, and congrats on selling your painting.

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  17. What a delight seeing all your wonderful art! Happy SOC.

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  18. I see her as a bird girl of sorts, a creature of magic. nice use of blues and greens.

    have a lovely day.

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  19. Congrats on the sale! And love your summer of color piece as well!

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  20. Love the SOC painting and all of the other art too ♥♥♥♥ Those tables are going to be so awesome !!!!

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  21. lovely colour combo, those blues and green go so well together and i love how the painting came out, really great. congrats on sold piece, the owner will love that hanging on their wall

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  22. Oh, so much to admire here - love it all!

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  23. Fantastic art, I'm not surprised that the painting was sold, it was amazing, sweetie.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  24. Heel bijzonder Denise, het blauwe schilderij de vrouw met de vogel
    als een wondertje wat er te voorschijn komt ,,,,,,mooi!!
    Jou schilderij gaat op reis spannend hoor nog niet en al klaar en verkocht
    dat wil wel zeggen dat je een prachtig stuk hebt neer gezet,zo als altijd!!
    Lieve groet Christiene.

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  25. I love that you mix your own colors. They make a beautiful painting. . . and very unique. Yes, I see the bird. OMGosh I love how that painting turned out. . . of course it sold :) Blessings, Janet PPF

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  26. This challenge is made for you, and these are your colours, what a tranquil piece of magic!!

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  27. WOW WOW WOW!! You sold that beauty before it was even finished??!! Fabulous Denise!! I think that was one of my favorites of yours, well, at least on the day I saw it! heehee I have a hard time picking one out as a fav- too many too count!
    This piece is stunning and is perfect for the SOC challenge!! xoxo

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  28. Wonderful painting for SOC! And congrats on the sale!

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  29. I was looking forward to seeing what you came up with, i always love your stuff :-)

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  30. How stunning and big congrats on the sale, well deserved! Thanks for linking up to Show Your Face and for the shout out too! Kx

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  31. Also a very lovely painting! I can easily see the bird hugging the woman :)
    I find so many warm and passions in your paintings that I love.
    And so beautiful the one you got sold, oh yes I remember that one :)
    I had to laugh when I read what the she leon said :D

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