Thursday, 23 March 2017

Progressing nicely

My roadmap-book is falling apart in some places. Guess it's not really up to the use of glue and paint and water..... Also when I scan the spreads that I've done on two pages, I need to push the spine down really hard in order to get a more or less good scan. Sooo, the result is that a few pages have come loose. I've been thinking about taking it apart altogether, but that's too big a step for now. I'll just paint the loose pages as well, or I use them as collage.

Here's one of the loose pages:

I have mostly been working on my new canvas. I decided to start much sooner with the bringing out of the figures. Some of my paintings have 30 layers or more on there, and I don't want that anymore. So I forced myself to find figures. Which wasn't easy at all. Then I started looking for really small details, like an eye, or a shoulder, or a neckline. And this way I managed to find 3 figures :-)
So happy I'm in the "painting-stage" already and not in the background-stage anymore.

Here's how it was looking when I started looking for figures:

Here are some details:

this one I found through the jawline

 this one through the curve of the neck

and this one through the shoulder and the breast

and of course a lot of imagination  ... ;-)

Linking to Paint Party Friday. I forgot to mention 2 weeks ago that it was their 6th anniversary! I'm so happy to have found this group somewhere in 2012. It's a very active art community and the participants are so encouraging and helpful. And everyone is welcome! So if you feel like joining, please do!

Thanks for your visit and your comments! Each and every one is appreciated :-)
Hope you enjoy the funnies :-)

And some to think about ...

Have a beautiful day and enjoy your weekend! See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Little progress

How time is flying again! It's just *whooooosshhh* and another week has gone by. I don't like that. I can't follow ....

Didn't do much art this week. I managed to put some more layers on my new canvas. This is where I am now:

I love the bright colours! I have some new fluorescent and neon paints and I love using them. I made a lot of close-ups in between. I have this idea in my head to use these close-ups for digital journalpages. I don't know how to do that though, but I'll keep them for when I find the time to play with them. Here are some of those close-ups from the background:

Looking forward to using them!

I did one spread in my roadmapbook. Quote from Mahatma Ghandi.

Still not tired of making these :-)

That's it for this week! Except for the funnies of course ;-)

And the ones to think about ....

Linking to Paint Party Friday again. Hop on over there to join in the fun!

Thanks for your visit. I wish you a wonderful day and a weekend without stress. See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, 9 March 2017

International Women's Day and start of a new painting

I wanted to make a road-map-spread for International Women's Day, so I was looking through my book to find a road-map that I could detect a lot of faces in (I always try to "see" the faces before I draw them).

So I found one and started drawing, and it was only then that I realized I was drawing on a map of Belgium :-) And what's more: the town where I'm living now and my birth town is on there! Of course I had to bring that out somehow. It ended up in a pussy hat and I drew a little flower around it. Here it is:

I live very close to the point where 3 countries meet: Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. And on this map is also a part of France. And Luxembourg of course. That's a good start for International Women's Day I think ... :-)

Here is the complete spread:

I love that quote and have been wanting to use it for a while now. What better moment than now, right!?

And then I finally started a new large canvas again. Since I don't have a separate studio in this new house, and since these canvases are so huge I only bring them out when I want to work on one, I didn't have any leftover paint on there yet. So for the first time in a long time I had to start with a completely blank canvas. I decided to start in the same way as on our toilet walls: roll different blocks of colour next to eachother.

Then I added some collage:

and then started playing with stencils and a bit of spray inks.

This is where I am now. Not sure yet whether this'll turn into an intuitive painting or into a negative space painting. That'll depend on how the next layers evolve I guess ...

That's it for now! Except for my funnies of course :-)

And a few to think about ...

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Thanks so much for your visit! Have a great day, and I wish you peace and joy for the coming weekend ♥ ♥ ♥