Thursday, 8 March 2018

Strong is the new pretty

Well, happy international women's day to all my female readers :-) Somehow I feel this day is becoming more important every year. So I made a drawing for the occasion :-)

graphite and alcohol markers 

I've been working on my painting too. At the end of the year I will be doing an art show in a gallery, so I decided to make at least 6 new paintings this year. And I realized this week if I want to get them ready in time I'll need to finish one approx. every 1,5 month! That's not a long time, at least not for me. I know there are people that finish a painting a day, but I would never be able to do that. So I started moving a bit faster on this one. It's a good thing I didn't have to search for figures for too long :-) Here's where I am now:


Who knows, I might finish it next week!

I also did my weekly sketch:



And that's it for this week! Linking up with Paint Party Friday tomorrow and looking forward to the weekend. At least it isn't freezing anymore :-)
And I forgot, but Paint Party Friday is celebrating its 7th birthday this week! I'm so glad it still exists. So many blogs have dropped out in the last year, it seems as if everyone is on Instagram nowadays. But this party keeps going strong. Thanks Eva and Kristin! Here's to another 7 years of painting-fun!

Finishing with a smile ...











And some thoughts:





Thanks for your visit! Have a great day, and enjoy a relaxing weekend! 
See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥





26 comments:

  1. A gallery show! How exciting! You go girl!!!!! :D

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  2. I am so excited for you doing a show this fall I am as well. I am loving this piece. You really brought out some characters. Of course you know how much I admire your sketching. Have a great weekend.

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  3. a painting 1.5 months is doable :) you can do it :)

    i dont know how people get a painting done in a day without rushing things

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  4. Great strong woman post! Love the new art and your painting is coming along well. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  5. The painting looks great already and girls are fine.
    Happy PPF 💖

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  6. How exciting, gallery show. Your painting looks exciting also, can't wait to see it done.

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  7. Love your drawing. As a parent with a soon-to-be teenage daughter, I think it's great that women's issues are being brought more and more into focus. I tend to work quite slowly too. But to speed things up a bit I usually have a few projects on the go at the same time. That way if I can't focus on one I can usually focus on another.

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  8. Lovely drawings and painting in progress. I sympathize with you as far as rate of progress goes. I have to really push to get one reasonable thing out in a month. How to do a painting a day?? I couldn't.

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  9. Perfect! And timely. Well done. Thanks for using your art to raise awareness. Congrats on your show. Now the work begins. I hope we will have peeks along the way of your progress. Happy PPF

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  10. How wonderful to be making new art for a show!! LOVE your strong woman, a fab way to support IWD. Thanks for the funnies, and happy PPF!

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  11. Gorgeous work and thanks for the laughs!

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  12. wow! What an undertaking. But good to set goals, too. Loving your new painting, your portraits and funnies, especially the one with the photographer!

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  13. haha..I sent my husband the dog memes because I'm trying to convince him I need a dog NOW. :)

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  14. More wonderful art from you, Denise. I think the faces always awe me the most but I love the idea of strong is the new pretty!

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  15. Congratulations on your own art exhibition! So exciting! Would you use some older pieces too? Love your wonderful IWD woman! Strong truly is the new beauty! Continue to be your passionate self with all these amazing artworks! You inspire weekly!

    Peace Giggles

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  16. Congratulations on the exhibition, Denise! That's great news! Your strong woman is fabulous and the painting looks beautiful already.

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  17. I love your strong women and I like the idea of trying to finish pictures within a certain time frame. I'm trying this as well and it keeps me motivated. Congratulations on the art exhibition and you always make me smile with the fun you share :)

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  18. love the Strong is the new pretty!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Another great post! I love your Strong Woman! And, your painting is gorgeous! All the best for the gallery show! Your sketch is wonderful! I love the one about talking, instead of being on WiFi!!! I also love the one about if women woke up and loved themselves, how many industries would go out of business! Makes you think! Big Hugs!

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  20. Fantastic about the gallery show! The painting is looking excellent and so nice to see you back at it!

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  21. I love the way her head is tilted looking at that bird! This is going to be one of my favorite paintings, I just know it!
    Happy women's day to you as well my dear friend! The gal you created is just perfect and should have been the logo for this holiday! She got my vote!

    How exciting to be in a gallery showing! I am thrilled for you! You must keep us up to date on all that will take place, I am over the moon happy for you Denise!
    Sending love & hugs,Jackie

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  22. Amen, sister! Strong is the new pretty! Love it!

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  23. I love everything you shared this week, and I totally agree about Women's Day! Happy PPF!

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  24. I know that girl (weekly sketch)! Art Gallery exhibiting. YAY so happy for you. Thanks for the visit, appreciate the comment. (((hugs))) Blessings, Janet

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