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 ♥ ♥ ♥


  1. Good to see you're painting again! ♥♥♥♥♥ LOVE the girl sketch! Nice touch with those freckles!

  2. YAY you are back at painting. So glad. Love your pieces. Have a great weekend.

  3. Its good that you are painting again.
    Happy PPF

    much love...

  4. Love your art, and that politicians and diapers funny is fantastic. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  5. Cool sketches, waiting for seeing the firs ready.
    Happy PPF xx

  6. Great to hear you're painting again. It's good to get back in the groove and what a super result. Your painting is excellent. Love your drawing as well. Great work.

  7. I love your painting process. :) And that sketched face is just precious.

  8. Thanks for showing the process it is always wonderful to see all the stages.
    Happy Paint Party Friday
    Vicki-Ann :)

  9. Lovely work, glad you got your mojo back. Thanks for the laughs.

  10. It's always amazing to me to see how you progress from beautiful splashes of color to paintings of people and animals. Also, I wish I had 1/10th of your drawing ability. The sketch is super.

  11. A color storm-and I love it!! It's amazing to me how you see things emerge so vividly in your process. Your freckled girl is so sweet too. Happy PPF!

  12. Love your weekly sketch! And your journal page was very nice...wonderful colors! Funny that your scanner won't pick up those certain paint colors.

  13. Love the new painting and seeing the journal page develop. Aside from being gorgeous, it also has some nice strong lines throughout. Happy PPF

  14. Gorgeous journal art as always! It's such a joy to see your pages develop and come into being. This one is a beauty. And the sketch too - so pretty! Happy weekend!

  15. Awesome art! Love that canvas you are working on and your sketch is absolutely precious. I could see the freckles fine. They gave her an even cuter expression. Nice touch. Your funnies had me actually laughing at loud. Wednesday is SO wonderful! And what are the funnies anymore without a Trump Tweet! Perfect! Happy PPF! You certainly made me smile. Hugz, Rasz

  16. so much great colour :) its nice to see again :D

  17. So happy to hear your muse has returned and you are once again painting! The spread is gorgeous...your intuitive art never ceases to amaze me Denise- I just love how you bring out those wonderful figures! Beautiful spread!
    And this freckle face girl is so sweet and just delightful! Love these pencil faces! You are so talented!
    Jackie xoxo

    ps as always, these cartoons make me giggle and absolutely set me to thinking!")

  18. I SO love your painting...I have a feeling the scanner doesn't do it justice...and I lovey our drawing of the girl. She's lovely!

  19. Your art is truly amazing! You inspire me!! I love the colour you use and I love your faces! Big Hugs!

  20. Oh, yay! You're painting again! I've always found that dry spells are followed by a large gush, and it's difficult to stop once I start again.

  21. Yay! So glad you're back into painting! I always find I want to paint when I don't have the time or access. I think that's just me messing with myself... :)


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