Thursday, 22 February 2018

Busy week ....

This week was rather busy so I had very little time for art. Also, I have been spending wasting way too much time on the internet and on social media. Which is annoying but, well, it is what it is. I did do my weekly sketch :-)

She's looking rather sad, maybe the state of the world was getting to me a bit. I find it so depressing how lying has become the new normal. Whenever they don't like something or don't agree with something, they shout: fake news, or come up with all kinds of conspiracy theories. It makes me sick. And it seems as if it's taking over the world. I am so proud of those schoolkids in the US who are standing up for what they believe, and I so hope they can bring about some change.

Anyway, I did start a new painting! It only has 2 layers for now, but it's a start. For the first time since long I decided to work on a rectangular canvas. It feels a bit weird, I'm so used to working on square ones. Here's what I have so far:

And that's it for this week! Joining that wonderful group of artists over at Paint Party Friday again!

Before I go, here are some (much-needed) funnies:

 Well, this is not really funny actually ....  :-\

And the ones to reflect on ...

Wishing you a beautiful day! Thanks for being here ♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Find the light

I finished my painting! Well, looking at the pictures I saw it needs some tweaking here and there, but overall I can call it done :-)

It took quite a while to finish. The background was darker than I'm used to, so it needed more layers of white than in other similar paintings.

Also, I didn't like it when it was really white white. So I painted over it the second time using off white instead

I decided to call it "Find the light". Because for me it represents an innocence and lightness one can find when being surrounded by nature.

"Find the light" - acrylics on canvas - 50x50 cm (20'x20')

I need to make better pictures, it was already getting dark by the time I took these. But, you get an idea, right :-)

Here are some progress pics:

drawing on a busy background with mostly drips

Starting to bring out the figures by painting around them

see how the white doesn't cover it very well? Some parts I had to paint over 4 times!

And here's my weekly sketch!

I'm really enjoying making these weekly sketches. It's a good practice and I'm building quite a collection. I already made more sketches this year than the whole of 2017!

Linking this to Paint Party Friday, as I always do, and looking forward to seeing what everyone's been doing this week.

Here's some funnies :-)

And the ones that require some thinking ....

in light of the recent tragedy in the US, people might need to keep this in mind ...

Thank you all for being here. Have a magical day and stay safe. See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, 8 February 2018

my head's a hurricane

Yes! I'm back into painting! So much so that I just want to paint all day and do nothing else. Which is not possible of course. But I enjoy every minute that I do have time. I finally continued on my larger canvas. Here's a detail that's about finished:

I did two layers of white already, but in some places I'll have to do 3 I'm afraid.... I will now first work on the figures and birds, and I'm hoping to get it all ready by next week!

I also did a new journalpage. It started like this:

text and words written on there in different ways

adding a bit of collage and paint

more text written all over the pages, and random black lines painted with a small stick I found while walking the dog

I kept seeing this figure in there and a very big arm, so I brought them out

two birds of course too ....

trying to quieten down the background, and adding some more collage

Do you see how that fluo orange on top and in his arm has disappeared? That's because of the scan (the other ones were pictures), it is still there in reality. I've only just noticed it now. My scanner always does that, it never shows fluo colours. Which is a drag since I love fluo colours. Guess I'll have to remember to take pictures instead ... 

And last but not least: my weekly sketch :-)

Felt like giving her some freckles but it's not very visible on the scan.

That's it! If I keep up this almost daily creating I'll be very happy :-)

Linking to Paint Party Friday, thanks to Eva and Kristin who keep this party going!

And thanks to you who visits here! I'll end with my range of funnies for this week :-)

And the more serious ones:

That's it! Hope you're having an amazing day! Take care and I'll be back next week ♥ ♥ ♥