Thursday, 14 January 2016

slowly getting somewhere

I only had a few hours to paint this week, so not much changed on my large canvas. Here's a sneak peek from another part (it's BIG (1mx1m), so lots of spots to choose from ;-) ):


And here's the whole canvas:

It was really dark weather (again!) so this picture doesn't really show it well, but it'll have to do for now.... Not sure at all what I'll be doing with the bottom left corner, I see so many shapes and figures in there, but none has really spoken to me yet. Hopefully by next week I'll be able to figure it out.

I also finished another doodle:


I am looking for ways that I can make art every day in an easy way, meaning even if I only have 10 minutes I want to do something. Now too many days go by without any artmaking at all, and I miss it and I also miss the practice. Still haven't found a way though, so if you have any tips please share them with me!

I started the "Colour me positive"-challenge that I told you about last week. This week's quote was all about being brave and taking chances. And I was very happy to find a journalpage with a quote that fitted perfectly :-) Okay, I made it a (long) while ago, but still .... Here it is:


Have any of you joined? There's already almost 2000 members!
I'll end with this week's funny:

hahaha! Look at him :-) So relaxed and enjoying the company. Love this ♥

Thanks for looking! And wishing you the most wonderful day and a trouble-free weekend! And a happy Paint Party Friday! See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥



27 comments:

  1. I LOVE your black and white doodles! I love all your paintings but the B&W ones really grab me! ♥♥♥

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  2. Wonderful doodles, and your big painting is coming along nicely. Love the funny photo with the dog! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  3. Love the zentangle!! Superb!

    http://beneathmyheartart.blogspot.in/2016/01/i-believe.html

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  4. Something wonderful is coming...
    I love most the "colour me positive".
    I got the mail this morning. I'm wondering what to do because I'm not in Face Book.
    Happy PPF xx

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  5. They are looking great. Happy PPF

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  6. I just can't wait to see this painting develop - I also can't wait until I have the room to paint on canvasses that size!! Your doodle is beautiful and so much more than a doodle. Have you heard of Inchies? I don't know much about them but Alarmcat has been doing them - she has a theme for the month and does a little one each day. I think they are literally 1x1 inch in size - you could certainly do one of those a day!

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  7. Love how your painting is coming! And that puppy dog photo-ha-ha.Hope its been a good week and a great weekend!

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  8. Ha Denise,al noem jij het krabbels,maar wel mooie krabbels!
    Je grote schildering voorzichtig komt jou stijl naar boven,
    we wachten af.
    De familie met hond wat is dat lief, lijkt wel een mens.
    liefs groetjes Christiene,

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  9. I really like your doodles!! And your weekly funnies :)

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  10. Amazing large painting you have in progress Denise.
    Your artwork with quotes always speak to me...wonderful in black and white your usual colorful style too!
    Thank you for the giggles that dog does fit right in doesn't he.
    Finding balance in life is such a tricky thing isn't it.
    oxo

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  11. Love the evolution of your paintings! It is always inspiring to see what you bring forward. That dog makes me smile. We have one that thinks he is in charge...of everything. The bad news is that he probably is. :)

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  12. The painting is coming around really well!
    Nice quote and art... <3

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  13. that canvas is looking gorgeous! And the black and white page is fantastic! Thanks for the funny too- that dog sure does think he's human:):)

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  14. Stunning canvas! I am also trying to find a way to create every single day. The dog is hysterical!

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  15. Your work is just incredible. Your painting fills my eyes--which is the greatest compliment I can give--the colors, the detail--I love every single bit of your art!

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  16. That black and white doodle says adult colouring book all the way...maybe consider working on one...they are all the rage and you have the skill for it!! Or take copies of everything before you add colour to it!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  17. Your art is so beautiful! It always speaks to me. and I love seeing them in progress. Thanks, too, for the laugh!! Loved that photo. xo Silke

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  18. I've been doodling too. I hadn't painted for ages and I found it a good way to get back into art making. I've decided to listen to time my morning drawing with a particular radio show that's on at the same time each day. It seems to be working and stops me procrastinating!xx

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  19. I've been doodling too. I hadn't painted for ages and I found it a good way to get back into art making. I've decided to listen to time my morning drawing with a particular radio show that's on at the same time each day. It seems to be working and stops me procrastinating!xx

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  20. love all your work, denise... no matter what........... i grab some art time in the morning..... before work......... in my car..........which means i get up and out of the house, beat the traffic, have my breakfast and coffee with me, find a parking spot ahead of others and sit for an hour.... doing something. at this moment, sketching, learning to draw... illustrate my life. although my twins are grown, my job often sucks everything out of me, i dont have much energy to create much at the end of the day, hard as i try......... thats why first thing in the morning an the weekends are what works for me.

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  21. Your paintings look like you spent much more than just an hour or two this week I must say! And I love your doodle--very complex yet cute. Have a lovely weekend. xo

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  22. so fun to see more of your piece unfolding
    nice that you could find some time to create your art. lovely weekend to you.

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  23. Hello Denthe, Your painting is so mysterious. I love seeing it in process. And your doodle is amazing, so intricate and well, perfect. Thanks for the smile too. Love the doggie and his family.
    ~~ Irene

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  24. Amazing doodling Denthe, and beautiful art work. Love the family dog :)

    Enjoy rest of the weekend!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  25. I wish I had tips for you Denise! I know for myself, with doing things around the home, sometimes the art time gets cut short- much to my chagrin! :(
    Your package is shipping out tomorrow- Monday the 18th! finally!! Watch for it!
    hugs my friend! Jackie

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  26. So many great details in this painting already! Love those two ladies at the top! And what a great doodle, love all the patterns. I'm trying to do something everyday too. I've started taking my sketchbook to work and draw in my lunch break.

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  27. All your work is amazing, but that black & white doodles is out of this world!! omg Denthe - you would make awesome colouring books! I love seeing your work on canvas too. Your paintings are the kinds of paintings that one could sit & look at for a looooong time. That funny was hilarious! So true. He really doesn't know he's a dog! Happy new year! xx

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