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 ♥ ♥ ♥


  1. Really nice painting! I kind of like the in progress where the colors show through the white too, that's an interesting effect to consider (making a mental note, here!)

  2. You've created another beautiful, detailed painting Denthe... and the theme is so true. Your sketch portrait is lovely as well. Thanks for sharing all those funnies and thoughtfuls. Happy PPF! :D) xx

  3. LOVE your girl!!! And thanks for the funnies.....but it's hard to laugh today...

  4. I am loving your weekly sketches. This painting just enthralls me. How you worked it is quite different than I thought how you worked. Would love to come visit and create art with you. Ahhhh dreammmsssss.

  5. Your under painting of the top piece being in stripes really makes a striking piece in the end. I love it, quite wonderful.

  6. The painting is wonderful, well done. Great sketch, too and fun funnies as always. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  7. gorgeous painting Denthe. Oh but that sketch-my fave today. She is breathtaking and has an air of sweet innocence. Great funnies too:) Happy PPF!

  8. I'm happy for you that you painting muse is back, Denise. Your painting is awesome! You have such a unique style. Great picks again! Have a wonderful weekend!
    xo Julia

  9. Your painting is stunning. Fabulous, fabulous work.

  10. Wow! That painting is really fabulous. So connected. I really love it! Beautiful sketch too. She's gorgeous!

  11. What a creative method! Your painting turned out so beautiful. Love the sketch.

  12. The picture is so beautiful and imaginative, a work of art and the face is very good,magnificent!!!
    Happy weekend

  13. Beautiful piece and a lovely weekly sketch! Thanks for the laughs.

  14. Beautiful and intricate painting!
    Your portrait sketch is gorgeous!!!
    Love the jokes and I needed them...

    Happy PPF 🎨

  15. ahh, such a beautiful painting, so well worth that extra time with the white. Great job my friend!

  16. its so neat seeing how you find and build up the figures in your paintings :) love the blue, looks bright :)

  17. I love ypir artwork....its got sucj a folksy look to it...gorgeous work...great sketch too...xx

  18. WOW!! Your painting is inspiring! Truly beautiful in every way!! Really love it! And, I love your sketch! Breath taking!!
    I love the cat on the coat hangers! LOL!
    Big Hugs!

  19. It's awesome! It reminds me of an applique quilt! Beautiful! And your drawing is too.

  20. Fantastic! I loved both the girl sketch and the Find the Light. Very impressive works!

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  22. Dear Denise,
    what a weirs time i had with Blogger the other day! I wrote you a nice, long comment, hit publish and POOF! it was gone! that happened on many blogs I visited that day...hence the weird "testing" comment! heehee

    On to this post, Your painting is beyond beautiful! I love that gal hanging out on the tree branch with the bird. This reminds me of me in my youth. I had a favorite huge old oak in my neighbor's woods I would climb and hang out there reading or doing embroidery for hours.This painting brought back those sweet memories! So glad to see your muse came back to complete this!

    That! Those eyes and your detail, just blow me away!
    I just love your art!

    I have to say thank you for offering up the "ones to think about" too many put their heads in the sand and move on...perhaps that is why we are in the state we are in. I applaud the youth who are taking action and bring their realities to those who are supposed to be in charge. I sincerly hope that they let these times continue to keep them a bit angry and to fight for their government to do what is right. Perhaps this generation will be the change we need. I do know it is time for fresh young eyes...
    sending huge hugs and hopes for spring for you and me!
    lots of love,Jackie xx

  23. I love your art, and enjoy all your new projects each week. Repainting was not fun, but the result is great.


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