Monday, December 27, 2010

wanted : TIME

my mind is exploding with ideas for paintings. In particular colorful paintings! I want to make much more flower paintings and some colorful ones. maybe this week i'll start with a new one. The painting for TalensPalet2011 is still not ready, so i do 2 at a time.
I'll update when i do so.

also wanted : oliebollen (if you dont know : Google it, because in english it really sounds strange " oilballs?!?!" ) hahaha!
Happy new year to you!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

making some progress

Long time ago! I'm so busy with the university, and the only time i can paint is on monday evenings. i quit with my lessons on mondays so i hope i have more spare time to paint.

this is going to be the painting for TalensPalet 2011. I still have so much to do about it, i want the bikini to have white dots on it, like a real red bikini with white  dots. and i have some good ideas for the sandy background, i want to make it some more mysterious, i hope it will work!  i also want the body gets some more light on the belly and breasts, so the contrast will be better. this pictures is taken with my phone, so it doesn't represent the reality. the format is 100x70 cm !

have a nice christmas :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Light - Dark

I recently changed my room and also my paintings. I've changed some colorful paintings for some more black and white. Next week i'll have to pick up 10 paintings of me at the 'Vijverhof'. I really don't know where to hang them! in two weeks I also have to pick up three paintings from 'Lancelot Wonen'.. I NEED MORE WALLS! haha.

Im still doubting about how to hang this painitng .. It's really nice vertically ( for the wallspace haha ) but horizontal is also nice! For now i think it's good as it is.
Tomorrow we're going to paint in the style of Charly Toorop (think of  mad faces ).So when i've got the time, I will update my blog again! But it's a very busy week so  I don't promise anything.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tried to make a portret

Girl 30x30cm

In the style of Kees van Dongen ( you can google him if you want ) Van Dongen uses very bright colors in a light/dark contrast. Dark backgrounds versus white skin of the woman. I also worked in layers as you can see on the left picture. I've seen just a few of his paintings and I noticed he paints the most of the time woman. Sad women with very big eyes. The color of the shadow is green or blue.. the contrast colors of the warmer ones. I mixed it up with my own colorful style and this is the result ! (right one! )

Friday, November 12, 2010

TalensPalet 2011

I just signed up for the Talens Palet competition 2011 !
It's a painterscompetition with a theme, and it's my first time to do a sort of competiton.
The theme is about a book of Tommy Wieringa, Caesarion. I don't know the book haven't read it, maybe I will, but not anytime soon! I've so much work to do !!But I'm very curious what im going to paint! Don't know yet .. but Im going to start with making some sketches. If you like to take a look at the site of TalensPalet, you can look here :   ( dutch ).

I really like this kind of things that can get you to a higher level in you're working skills and how you think.
We shall see! I'll upload the sketches i want to make, soon.
Maybe if you're interested in this competition too, you must sign in!

Au revoir!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The result : more blue

Goose 100 x 70 cm
I finished the painting yesterday evening. you see I've used much more blue in the shadows. I also started a new painting with wine ( 60 x 80 cm ). the new painting won't be ready for teh exposition, so I have to use an older painting.  Now I have to learn for an upcoming exam at Thursday. Hope i'll pass!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Painting in Progress

 I had a painting I wanted to do over. I got stuck, so I decided to make a new painting! I still need a painting for the next exposition at 'Aswa keukens', but the themes for that expositions were wine and French landscapes. I really do not like landscapes ( I tried two times before but it won't work with me). the other option was wine, but i im not so into still life at the moment. So i came up with these gooses! I get a fench feeling.. don't you ;)
On the first painting you can see my old painting ( a chair on a porche .. )

Trying out a new style

Recently, I wanted to try out some new ways of using paint. I wanted to make a few paintings with bigger lines. And wit reflections on glass which aren't realistic. Our theme at the paintingclass was Picasso and wine. I chose wine.

Glass with lemon 50x50 cm

Two Wine 40 x 40 cm 

Although, the color purple and dark red don't match.. When you put them next togheter on a white wall, you'll see everything is possible.

Cobalt blue hue

 A while ago, someone asked me if I could make one painting for them with a specific color. Since then I used the color much more often. Cobalt blue. I like the color blue, especially comined with black. So i made them a painting ( 150 x 100 if I remember it well ) with Cobalt blue and black! this is the result :

You do not see it on this picture, but the black background is '3D'. you can feel the background. When there's light on it you will see the shadows of the background. I like it.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

My favourites

Trees 50x60cm


 Magnolia's 70x200cm

more paintings!

one of our cats Tommy

I have more 'try-outs' like this lighthouse. I wanted to make some clouds, but i discovered the painting with only some clouds was too boring so i made a lighthouse on it! I love the red/blue contrast.

The still life with only one color is one of my paintings i made at my paintingclass. I have a few french water botles at home, and i wanted to have one on a painting! the paqinting is 40 x 50 i guess.
A few moths ago i painted live in an old historical building in Dordrecht. One of the paintings is the old fence. i think its
quite succesful.

A still life : this painting is made layer for layer. ( called 'glaceren'in dutcth
I don't know how to spell it in English).

Two little fishies i made for my new born nephew Joaz ! I hope he likes it hihi


 I like to use pink colors. Magenta is one of my favourites, you can make so much different colors with it! here's a collection where i use pretty much red/pink/green.
The detail of the tulips so you can see a white layer is putted on later.
the tulips on the right is made on 50 x 50 cm

i think this one is really sweet 50 x 50 cm

step by step

 When I want to have the painting bright colors, I lett the parts to be bright empty. I start to make to background, then the smaller things en at last the bright colors. you can see it for yourself down here :

Paeonia lactiflora - 50 x 60 cm

Part of older collection :)


Happy Halloween!

I found some time to update my blog! beside the small paintings in the last blogs, I've made also bigger paintings.
This parrot with flowers is my second big painting i've made.  120x120 cm.
It's a very colorful painting. I didn't use any black for the parrot / flowers / background / leaves, so the colors stayed so bright as they can.

 I found a small picture of these two. I will take a new picture so you can see the structure of the paint.

The last two paintings for now are a bit the same. the red one is my first big painting with a sort of flower. i really like the blue background combined with the dark colors of the flower itselves. this painting is one of my favourites.
The pink one is based on the red one, but with more brighter colors in it. this Painting gives you a more happier feeling than the other with the red flowers. this painting is also sold ! :) Both paintings are 100 x 120 cm.
There are much more paintings yet to come, so come back soon to take a look if you want!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

older paintings

The painting of the goose is one of my first painitings. It's an acrylic painting with the size : 24 x 30 cm.

 This painting with the flowers is my first one I made, I noticed in the beginning i really like to use bright colors. you can see this in my other paintings.
 Another color explosion I made for a girlfriend of mine. in the year 2006 or 2007.
This is a painting of the passed away dog from my boyfriends parents. In this painting I like the 'falling' flowers. It gives you a sort of an emotional feeling. ( the rabbit also passed away, so I put him on this painting ) 50 x 60 cm

I will put more paintings online when I've got the time for it!

let's make a blog for my paintings!

I was thinging how to put my paintings online. I often look at and saw most of the painters have a blog! so I decided to make one to for those of you who'd like to see my work. I wanted to get better so I subscribed to a paintingclass in Dordrecht in January 2010.  I'm still following that class and I really think I'm progressing because of that.
I will put the most of my work online, the old ones and new ones, so you can see for yourself. I hope you like it!