maandag 31 oktober 2011

colour of mountains

Autumn in Derborence, Switzerland
words of association: fresh, clean, calming, gigantic, heavenly, powerful

colours of autumn

green, orange, bright yellow, red, dark red, brown

maandag 24 oktober 2011

Lessons at the academy

In September I've started lessons in painting and techniques. After working alone for a while, I really longed for some guidance, some criticism on my work. And I really like the challenge, the different technique and learning from my colleagues).
Our first assignment was to paint an animal according to three periods: impressionism, expressionism and cubism. I chose an owl, because I think they are magnificent and also kind of mysterious. I had already seen lots of pictures and made some live photos, for example this beautiful one:

This is my version of impressionism:

(photo: ZIZOlabel ©)

At the end of our class we are studying our paintings (not all are finished).
(photo made by one of the students: Jan).

dinsdag 18 oktober 2011

"Live" drawing

I was asked to illustrate "live" at a school nearby. Because of the week of children's books, teachers were reading stories and while the children were listening I made a drawing in front of the class. It was really fun to do! The kids were attentive listeners and asked questions as: what was the first drawing you ever made?

For the smallest children I made a colour drawing, related to the story about finding the bear. Copied 60 times and the colouring could begin!

maandag 3 oktober 2011

Woonbeurs #2

Next to the Woonbeurs there was the designers-fair "Meesterlijk", here we saw a lot of jewellery-designers with new concepts and ideas.
I really liked the products of AT.they make lamps out of leather, I like the form, the colour combination and the cleanliness of the product.

There was a lot to see, and my eyes wandered to this wooden floor, which for the occasion was made into a mural panel. It's like a painting and somehow this colour combination makes me happy!