Friday, 10 July 2015

Summer of Color week 5 !

Yes, this week I'm participating in the Summer of Color again! Two shades of green and one shade of pink.Very interesting colour combination, and one that I hardly ever use. So I made another doodle and painted it in a darker green (emerald green), a light green (brilliant green) and a pink (quinacridone rose light). I kinda like this colourcombination, might use it more in future projects :-)

I scanned it but the colours look much darker than in reality. Somehow my scanner always has trouble with pink. I changed the colours a bit in Photoshop, but still, the original painting is much brighter. And the light green looks more green instead of the yellowish it looks in this picture. But well, you get the idea ....


Didn't have time to work on my furniture anymore, but I did manage to do some work on my intuitive painting. It's been so long since I painted a large intuitive painting, last one was somewhere in May last year I think, and it felt so good to be doing it again. Looking for figures and creatures in all the layers.....

This is what I showed you last week:

Asking you whether you could see the figure in there with outstretched arms ....

I outlined in white what I saw, but there are so many lines on there that it's not easy to see....

This is where I am now:


Not sure whether I'll have much time to work on it in the coming weeks. We'll be holidaying with the family, so I'll take a blog break for the next few weeks. When we were living in Australia this time of year it was winter and we didn't have holidays. So it was always easy for me to do the Summer of Color challenge. Now that we're back living in Europe the summer holidays are around the same time as the challenge, and I won't be able to finish it this time. But I'm happy I participated for 4 weeks :-)
I enjoyed it although not as much as other years. I like it better when there are 3 colours to use. I'm a colour junkie, I know.....

Last but not least: I listed a few of my doodles as instantly downloadable colouring sheets in my Etsyshop. For now there are only three, but I might list some more in the future. For those of you who like to colour: give it a go! It's a perfect way to de-stress and relax. You can find them here.

Anyway, thanks so much for visiting me here and leaving those lovely comments! I'm linking this to Paint Party Friday, to Summer of Color and to Show your Face. So much wonderful art everywhere, I'm getting a bit frustrated that I don't have the time to see every single entry...

Ending this post with another funny:

oooppss .... busted ! :-)


Well, I hope you are having a fantastic day, and that the weekend will be even better! See you in a couple of weeks! Take care ♥ ♥ ♥

48 comments:

  1. I am so happy that you got to participate for 4 weeks! I hope you have a wonderful holiday, too! And I absolutely love your beautiful work of art! And the sentiment, too! Just a gorgeous way to use this week's SOC colors. And I also love your last painting. You have such an artist's eye to find the outstretched arms and create the beautiful figure so far! I can't wait to come back to your blog to see it finished after your holiday!

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  2. Your pink and green is a happy piece....your work in progress is profound in color and lines. Wow...you are patient...that's a good thing for a piece like that.

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  3. Thanks for the funny, but especially thank you for sharing your awesome talent!!

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  4. your SOC piece is lovely
    they are interesting colors
    i love how this challenge gets us to explore colors we might not other wise.
    wishing you a great family time
    and thanks for sharing how your piece is unfolding, always interesting to see what you find in the background and how you bring it to life.

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  5. Fantastic work for SOC and PPF, Valerie

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  6. I love pink and green together - I use a of hot pink and teal together and they look fab! Funny I could atually have played this week as the colours for the heart chakra are green and pink!! hey ho. like you, I wasn't enjoying this one as much this year. your doodle is fab but I'm most excited to see the intuitive painting progress - my favourite pieces of yours!

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  7. awesome work - and i have bookmarked the wonderful tree Quote!

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  8. your painting is coming along beautifully, i love how you draw/paint your feminine bodies and the birds

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  9. What a gorgeous painting. Love the colours and the body figure is amazingly beautiful. Happy PPF ♥

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  10. Funny cartoon! I really like your intuitive work. Finding and refining that figure is a wonderful ability.

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  11. I think you are right, the color combos have been tough in this series, but you rose to the challenge. You have always been so good at intuitive! Have a wonderful vacation.

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  12. Great work. Have a lovely holiday.

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  13. I love these colors and you did a beautiful job with them Denise! I did not see what you envisioned on your canvas-but I certainly see it now:):) Gorgeous colors! Love the funny at the end too. Have a wonderful holiday!!

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  14. Wonderful,Denise!Always your fan!

    Karla

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  15. Wow, love this! Gorgeous colours, love how you've got different sections. Love her sweet face and the bird under her arm! Love what you did with the canvas too.

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  16. I love the doodle, and the other painting is so intriguing! Beautiful as always! hugs!

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  17. I don't know about the colors being darker but it looks good on my screen, I like al the swirls and the colors switching from pink to green to yellow-green.

    visiting from SOC, have a lovely day

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  18. Gorgeous art work, the SOC is so reassuring, the other one is amazing. Saw you made mobile cases too, such a fantastic idea. Happy Friday!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  19. Very interesting, I love seeing the progression of the work!

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  20. Very nice SOC-entry! I LOVE the quote :-)
    Thank you for sharing the way you make your intuitive painting. It's nice to see the process. I really like what you've made of it so far!
    Have a nice and relaxing holiday ;-)

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  21. I really love your yellow, pink and green girl! I wish I could see this in real life. I really like your intuitive painting too! Your blog is always so inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing what you do. xxx

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  22. LOL , luv that bit of humour; enjoy this week's art too

    much love...

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  23. I love seeing the shapes develop from your backgrounds, fabulous! I love your 2 greens, 1 pink piece, I love how the colours and the figure and the birds all interlink, another fabulous piece of art. Thank you for linking up to #ShowYourFace and for the shout out too. Hope you have a lovely hols. Kx

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  24. I like that colour combination. Lovely artwork!

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  25. Your pink and green piece has turned out wonderfully. Those are not colours I would have put together either. have a great holiday

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  26. You always inspire me. Happy holidaying.

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  27. Wonderful soc! I often wonder if we all pull our own image's from the paint and how much our colours have to do with that whole process. Especially when we are less contrived while painting. Happy holiday! Enjoy your time away!

    Hugs Giggles

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  28. lovely work !!..i love the whole process of a painting emerging out of nothing... :)

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  29. You really did well with those colors in spite of the challenge of it- lovely!!
    Once you zoomed in and outlined- WOW how clear the outstretched arms were!! Gorgeous even at this early stage Denise!!
    Have a glorious holiday Denise and we shall see you when you return!!
    xo

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  30. A wonderful painting! The coloured picture among I find also magnificent! Ulrike

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  31. Denise, je schliderwerken zijn altijd prachtg!!!
    maar vakantie en famlie gaan even voor alles
    geniet, geniet ,niet dat je later zegt had ik maar.
    ik wens je een fijne zomer tijd met je gezin
    en van familie..liefs een groetje van mij......
    Christiene............

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  32. I had trouble with my scan, too, so I can appreciate what you made. My light green looked yellow, so there's a real color shift going on there, isn't there? I love your art. You call it doodles, I call it art. You always have the most colorful art.

    Sorry to read you won't be here for the final, but glad you got to participate for four weeks. Have a lovely holiday.

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  33. Oh the painting is coming together nicely, And the pinks and greens, which I love together but always want something like orange to invade. Nice face there too. xox

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  34. They are both just gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful vacation!

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  35. Those colours look amazing together, even though they may not be showing as true as the original. Love your intuitive piece. I've just spent probably over an hour going through a lot of your past posts especially Sept, Oct, December 2014. Because when u mentioned you had lived in qld Australia, I had to find out where as I'm from brisbane, qld. Love your art, wish I had of known when u were showing at the gallery at redcliffe. I know missing family and friends was behind your move back to Belgium, can I ask what made you come to australia, and was it just queensland you lived?

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    1. Thanks so much Tiffany! I can't find an email-address of yours, or even a blog, so I'll answer your question this way. We have lived only in Queensland during the 3 years that we were there. What made us come over there? Well: 4 reasons actually: the beautiful nature, the friendly people, the climate, and the space. Here in Belgium it's very crowded and there are people everywhere..... And I got sick of the grey skies and the rain. I still miss Australia a lot, and we're not even sure we will stay in Belgium. We might go back to Australia one day...

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  36. Loving the pink and greens together Denise... fabulous with the birds and sweet girl... and gorgeous WIP.... will be lovely to see it finished... happy holidays...

    Jenny X

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  37. This is really great Denise!!! Love the quote with it too. Have a great week ♥

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  38. Your art always inspires.I do love seeing the images emerge from the backgrounds!

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  39. lovely painting and great work for SOC :D

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  40. The pink/green painting has good combinations and lines. The paining is fantastic. Wasn't quite what I saw, but I love what you saw. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  41. Love the magic you create with your art and how you bring things alive Denise!
    Thanks also for the giggles at the end of your post.
    Hope you are having a wonderful holiday!
    oxo

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  42. Oh I love your piece! I love the pink bird under the girls arm! And her rosy cheeks :-)

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  43. Very interesting blog with so beautiful paintings !!!
    Have a nice summer day !!!

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