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donderdag 18 september 2014

studio table

Seth Apter from "The Altered Page" has a wonderful post about studio tables.
Please visit his site here to see over 100 links to studio tables.

zaterdag 30 augustus 2014

drawing challenge - japan - balance and harmony





Thinking about this week's dc theme on "Japan", for some reason these pieces passed my mind.
Maybe because of the colors or the subject...
Not sure if they are japanese and not previously exhibited, so you've the scoop:)
They´re about balance and harmony and I've made them in 2005, collage, print and paint, +/- 20 x 30 cm.
To see more on the theme Japan, please visit Nadine's blog woolfenbell

zondag 24 augustus 2014

pink poppies or so

Recently I came across "the search for roy b giv" (the colors of the rainbow),
a challenge about finding or using a specific color.
This month  it's moving beyond the rainbow colors and the color is pink.
It reminded me of two recent blogposts:
 the drawing challenge "nude"and "the summer of color", with the colors lavender, grey and plum
-  "a small field of popppies", the summer of colors post with the colors pink, apple green and dark green.
It brought me to some digital pink color studies.
To see more pink, please visit Julie's or Jennifer 's blog for all the pink links.

dinsdag 19 augustus 2014

Light and shadow


Seen a few years ago, somewhere in the South of France. An exhibition of handmade paper.
It was in a greenhouse with venetian blinds, 35*Celcius. The pattern of light and shadow caught my eye.

vrijdag 25 juli 2014

some orange some blue

My last post about the colors of dawn led me back to these pieces I made in 2012.
From top left to bottom right: (just click the text to see the original post)

pontoon,  orange and blue,  bridge I
blue flag,  bridges and rivers,  window and wall
bridge II,  waiting for the parade  and  wetland.

zaterdag 19 juli 2014

The raspberry -tangerine-lemon light of dawn


At first I could not handle the color palette of "the colors of summer" this week: Raspberry, Tangerine and Lemon.
But after some time they reminded me, beside ice cream colors :), of  the colors of dawn. So I decided to digital transforn the  "stream'-landscapes of my last post into "The raspberry-tangerine-lemon light of dawn".

And, besides that, two things passed my mind:
the text of Leonard Cohen: "There's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in". 
And the Willem de Kooning painting: "Rosy-Fingered Dawn at Louse Point". You can see it here

To see more on this theme, just visit Kristin's blog here. Thank you Kristin for hosting!

woensdag 16 juli 2014

stream I and II

I've posted these pieces previously in 2012. The summer, however, seems a good time to repost them.

zaterdag 12 juli 2014

As the crow flies

The theme of this week's drawing challenge is "What's that?"
The crows behind my house gave me the answer. "As the crow flies".
To see more answers on the theme, please visit Carole's blog here
Thank you Carole for hosting this dc.

dinsdag 8 juli 2014

blue river (with some red)

This week the colors of summer are Red, Royal Blue and Light Blue. 
I often use blue in different tones. This is a painted collage from 
some time ago, mainly blue with some red. To see more on this 
theme, please visit Kristin's blog hereThank you Kristin for
hosting this "royal" summer of color.

zaterdag 5 juli 2014

the inner eye of birds



Exploring the theme of the "drawing challenge this week, "Inner Eye",
my attention was drawn to "this painting" of Morris Graves.
It reminded me of a flock of birds. But also of their ability (maybe their "inner eye"...)
to find their way back, even after  having flown long distances.

Please visit Susan Christensen's blog, "flying dog studio design wall",  to see more "inner eyes".
Thank you Susan for hosting this dc.

woensdag 2 juli 2014

a small field of poppies



This week the colors of the summer of color are: Pink and Apple Green with  some Dark Green.
The're not really my colors...I almost never use them. But I've given it a try...and got some figures
from the last post transformed into a small field of poppies. Thank you Kristin for hosting.

zaterdag 28 juni 2014

drawing challenge: "nude" and "the summer of color"

The drawing challenge of this week is "nude". It reminded me of the life drawing classes at the academy long ago. For four years, every Thursday morning drawing lessons for four hours.
Long positions of half an hour alternated with short positions of 2 minutes. The models: large and small, fat and thin, beautiful and ugly, men and women, clothed and nude, sometimes a musician and on a very rare occasion an animal such as a dog or a goat (who nibbled on the paper).
After the academy I had a huge pile that I have kept for long. But after four moves I was fed up to keep them and I cleared them all except one or two.

For the dc I made "​​four nudes" based on previous pieces of the last year. You can see them here: IIIIII and  IV.
Thank you Patrice for hosting the dc this week. Please visit her blog to see more:

The colors are based on the color scheme of "the summer of colorof this week,
"Lavender & Grey with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Plum" hosted by Kristin.
They're colors I almost never use. But they proved to fit perfectly with the dc of this week.
Good reason to combine both themes. Thank you Kristin for hosting "the summer of color".

zaterdag 21 juni 2014

along the road

One thing leads to another ....
Surfing the web I came across Kristin's blog "twinkletwinklelikeastar".
She's hosting this summer a weekly blog event, The Summer of Color, centered around the colors of the rainbow.
Every week there's a new color palette as starting point.
At first sight the image below reminded me of the color field paintings of Brice Marden. But it was not...
It's the color palette of this week: Coral & Teal with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Bright White.

It brought me back to two pieces I've made in 2012, "Along the road, I and II",
each 12,5 x 12,5 cm (5 x 5 inch), collage, mixed media, 2012.
Not special made for the summer of color, but I don't often use this color combination and
I think the event is a great idea. So a good reason to show them again.
Thank you Kristen for hosting this wonderful event.

Coral & Teal with a Smudge,
Splash or Pop of Bright White
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