Friday, 27 July 2012

Finally painting Flora's again!

The last two days I've finally been adding some more layers to my Flora paintings, as I now call them. I've started 3 at the same time (ages ago already), so I can work on one while the other ones dry. I'm a very impatient person and even acrylics don't always dry fast enough for me when I'm in the flow ;-) I just want to keep going.

Here are some WIP-pics:
I love to make all those "in-between"-pictures, not only so I can see later how the canvas has developed, but also to use as backgrounds in Photoshop for one of my postcards.

layer number 8 (I think ...., I've lost count tbh)

Aaaah, to get paint on my hands again .... heaven ....

My Flora's are the paintings that are inspired by Flora Bowley's workshop of course. I did the workshop in February and I'm so happy I did it. I've learned so much and am still learning. I will have access to the video's until September, and I've been watching them again because I forgot so much already.

She will start another workshop in September. I can highly recommend it!

I am linking this post to Paint Party Friday. At least I hope that's okay, since it's only some WIP's. But I've discovered I need an extra challenge to produce things. If I don't have that, I tend to procrastinate and stay too long on my computer without getting any work done. And since I've just entered an application for an art show and art market in September, I really need to get going!

About my last post: thanks Conni and Jenny, for your opinion. I never really thought about copyright that way. Violating copyright for me means taking work from another artist and presenting it as your own. But I guess you're right, and I will from now on be a good girl and ask everyone's permission before posting pics. I just hope they will answer me, otherwise I'll have to stop these "inspiring artists"-posts ...

Well, I just want to wish you all a lovely warm weekend with lots of rest! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fabulous! I totally dig the colors. :) I have Flora's book and I've been meaning to give this a try for some time now. :)

  2. Wow! These colors are a feast for the eyes.

  3. Dazzling colors in these creations ~ fun! ~~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

  4. beautiful canvas, love the colors!

  5. Wonderful WIPS!
    Great colors and rhythm and movement!!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  6. I am your newest blog follower, too! :)

  7. Absolutely gorgeous Denthe... and such beautiful colors... would love to do a class with Flora...

    Jenny x

  8. I love seeing works in progress... and these are just gorgeous... just what I needed to see to brighten my morning...xx

  9. Love the colors you are using. Know what you mean by not having patience to wait for the paint to dry. I've working on some while still wet and the original paint lifted and I could never get it to look the same again.

    Also since I blubbered all over one of your posts about my grandson being taken out of state, I wanted to let you know, he's back. After a week he's finally starting to feel he can let us out of his site and we won't disappear. Poor baby. We are so happy he's back.

  10. Wow love the colors!! Turned out spectacular!!

    Hugs Giggles

  11. absolutely love looking at these! eye candy at its best! mustve been fun to do :D

  12. It's totally fine to post works-in-progress! This is lovely! Happy (belated) PPF!

  13. fun with color here...hand in color fun too...yes heaven!

  14. Me thinks I'm going to love this one too :0)

  15. I was in the February class as well. These look stunning, her process is so freeing. I turn to it again whenever I feel fact maybe that is what I need to do to progress one of my paintings at the moment!

  16. Oh the lovely vibrant colors are so lucious. I can see why you can't resist getting your hands into them.

  17. love love love it! and the hands!


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