Thursday, 15 October 2015

painting ....

Well, my new canvas got a few more layers since last week. This is how it looks now:


I really enjoy working on such a big surface, even though it's hard to handle sometimes with all the turning of the canvas I always do :-)

Here are some detailpics:





These'll probably end up in my Society6-shop as all over-shirts or duvet covers. I love playing with all these different layers and seeing unexpected things pop up :-)

But from now on I won't have much time to play with my canvas anymore. That's because we finally found a house! Since we came back from Australia (almost a year ago now) we have been living in the house of my second-eldest sister, which stood empty because she moved in with her boyfriend. We wanted to build our own house, but it was not easy finding a piece of land that was nice as well as affordable (Belgium is one of the most densily populated countries on earth ....). In the end we decided to buy a house and found one that really spoke to us, and last Monday we received the key! Now it's wall painting for a while, although I'll still keep working on my canvas in between.

I also started my new calendar for the year 2016. I always use images from the paintings that I made in the year before, but this year, due to our move to Belgium and due to my workshop in Soulfood, I only finished three paintings up till now. Luckily I have been doing a lot of artjournaling at the start of the year, so I will use those images. They look a bit "less finished" that the ones from my paintings, that's why I decided to make 2 calendars this year: one with images of paintings and art journal, and one with sketches. They will look very different, so there will be something for everyone's taste :-)

Here are 2 pages that I finished already:

 from my painting "A world that I long to see"

from a journalpage

I love making these calendars. I'll show all of the pages when I finish them.

Well, that's it for now, not much more to show. I'll be linking this to Paint Party Friday and to Show your Face, even though I made these faces a while ago. That won't matter I hope ...

Thanks so much for your visit! I hope this week's funny wil bring a smile to your face:
 hahaha, so recognizable :-)

Wishing you a glorious day, and a relaxing weekend ahead of you! Go do something you enjoy!
See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥

26 comments:

  1. congrats on the new house!! how exciting!

    love the little minion cartoon...that is so me!!!

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  2. Best of luck in your new house! So exciting! :D

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  3. Great painting, and love the joke at the end. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  4. Cratulations for the house. Your paintings are my favorits. Love this time the calendars, in both styles.
    Happy weekend xx

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  5. Congratulations on the new home. I hope it won't be too long before this background evolves. It is a beautiful start! Happy PPF

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  6. Love seeing the layers in your painting. What a great shirt it would make! So excited for you about the house! And I know from experience about all that house painting - When we bought our house I painted walls until I couldn't paint walls any more - LOL.

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  7. Denise, this is just beautiful!
    what I really love is the way you achieve that almost ghosting effect in some of your pieces- it gives an air of magic!
    Oh do post some photos of your new home! I would love to see where you live!
    hugs and create wishes,Jackie xx

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  8. congrats on finding your new home!! Wishing you all the best in creating your personal nest there. Gorgeous canvas dripping with so much vibrant color which I do love. I am definitely going to get at least one of those calendars-can't await!

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  9. Congratulations on your new home. Painting is looking great!

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  10. Congrats and luv your art pieces; happy PPF

    much love...

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  11. Congrats!! I really love the whole feel of your art!! Happy PPF!

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  12. So happy you found a house that you love!! Building can be such a pain...albeit worth it. I hope you will post a few photos of any painted rooms as you go! Love how your calendar is starting...you have an awful lot of journal faces that will be wonderful in a calendar...even some from 29 faces ... all the best in your new place!!

    Hugs Giggles .

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  13. Congrats on the house! How exciting... and lots of work, but all fun! Gorgeous WIPs!
    I love the cartoon too! lol

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  14. Congrats on finding a new home Denise!

    Your layers are so yummie and the other pieces make me happy as well!

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  15. Your paintings are spectacular! I love seeing their progression and your descriptions. Congratulations on your new home! How FUN!

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  16. How exciting to have your own place again ♥♥♥♥ Love the art this week ! I'm setting here just waiting for you to say the calendars are available ♥ I don't have an entry this week as I'm not feeling well again. I thought I was getting over everything and then WHAM! back down I went... so we are on new medications and trying to recoup :/ I'm not a good patient :(

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  17. Stunning colours, Denthe, I'm sure your calendar will be great too. Congratulations on your new house! Hope you're enjoying a relaxing weekend.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  18. That is fantastic on your new house!! The calendar is looking great. I do love this painting that you are working on. The detail is full of life.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  19. congratulations on your new home! i wish you magic and happiness there.

    love seeing glimpses of your big painting and your journal pages too. I might be missing color after all the inktober sketches ;-)

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  20. I love seeing your gorgeous pure color and all the drips and "blooms" that add so much to the final work.

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  21. These abstract paintings are gorgeous! I love them so much! In fact I've started to mix colors and play intuitively.. so fun! I love the colors you're using! Also I love your calendar. Congrats with a new house, it must be nice :)

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  22. Congrats on the new house. Wall painting yes, maybe it's time to do some murals!! Paint really big. xox

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  23. One of my closest friends lives just outside the city of Brussels in Uccle and I have visited her there a few times! I love your big canvas - such beautiful colours and textures. I always enjoy seeing your portraits too, something quite enchanting about them, Denthe. xx

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  24. Love the detail pics of your painting, so many interesting layers and details already! How exciting about your new house! It might not be your usual kind of painting, but how lovely to paint and decorate the house, and make it all yours! Your calendar pages look great!

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  25. I love how the canvas is turning out. The finished paintings are beautiful. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  26. Gorgeous work! Big congrats on the house! Thank you for linking up to Show Your Face and sorry it has taken me a while to get to commenting, I'm just catching up now! Kx

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