Thursday, 24 May 2018

The earth has music for those who listen

Yes! I finished my painting! It's going to be a picture-heavy post, so be prepared! If you don't want to see all the pics,  scroll down to the bottom to see the complete painting ;-)

This one was just plain fun. I drew some things in advance but most was just going with the flow.

Whenever I felt like using different colours I moved to another part and continued there.

For me this painting was a real colour party. I'm not even sure I'm completely finished with it. I might add some lines or dots in some places or add some more details  ...

And then again I might just leave it as it is :-)

There's an abundance of colours and details on there already, but it's quite addictive to keep adding ;-)

Maybe I just need to start a new one really soon, so as not to go totally overboard with this one ...

This is the last detail picture. I'll move on to the in-progress-pics after this!

I don't have many in-progress-pictures. I did take quite a few from small parts of the painting, but not from the painting as a whole. But, you' ll get the idea.

This is how I started:

Lots of my favorite colours, and I also like to make lines in it with a scraper. I think it adds some nice texture.

Here I added more paint, and used stencils, stamps and sprays.

Then I added random lines all over the canvas to make some compartments where I wanted to use different colours.

And so I continued with different colours in different sections and bringing out figures, some I drew beforehand and some only when I got to it.

And in the end it resulted in this:

"the earth has music for those who listen" - acrylics on canvas 
80 x 80 cm - 31,5 x 31,5 inches

And for those of you who still don't have enough: here are my weekly funnies and thinkies :-)

Will be linking to Paint Party Friday tomorrow! I hope you're having a wonderful day! Thanks for your visit, and I wish you a fun and creative weekend! See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Map face

No, my painting isn't finished yet. It takes quite a lot of time before all those colours are painted in several layers. I have been working on it a little bit every time I get a chance (which isn't as often as I'd like), so I'm hopeful it'll be finished by next week. Fingers crossed :-)

Meanwhile I finished another map face. I bought another road book, the pages are larger but are pretty thin, so I need to adhere them to another piece of paper. But it's fun to search for faces in the lines again. This is what came out this time:

And that's all I have to show for this week! Except for the funnies and thinkies of course ;-)

Linking this post to the weekly blogparty at Paint Party Friday. It's always fun to see my online friends over there :-)

Thanks for stopping by, it's greatly appreciated! Wishing you a great day, and time to relax and do fun stuff in the weekend.

Bye for now. I'll be back next week ♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Almost there!

I had a bit of time to work on my painting and it's getting near the end! Although it might still take a few weeks, I know from experience that those final touches and details always take longer than expected. Here you can see how it looks so far:

And I played a bit in my journal yesterday! Every time I do that I ask myself why I don't do it more often, because it's just so much fun. But I have this weird habit that whenever I haven't done something in a while, I hesitate to do it again because I have the feeling I don't know how to anymore. I especially have that when painting faces. I keep delaying it because it seems like so much effort and there's always too little time. But last night I just wanted to do something and I started putting random lines on a page and then saw some figures in there, I grabbed my Inktense pencils and my Stabilo and before I knew it the page was finished. It's not that much effort, it doesn't take that much time. If only I could remind myself of that every time I hesitate again.

Here's the journal page:

I'll be linking this to Paint Party Friday tomorrow. Looking forward to the creations this week!
Here are my weekly funnies and thinkies:

Thanks so much for your visit! I hope you're having a wonderful day, and I wish you a splendid weekend full of things and people you love. I'll be back next week ♥ ♥ ♥