maandag 27 juni 2016

Portrait play - continuing...

In between I am taking time to play with portraits (an online course by Alisa Burke),
and here some results. Made with black ink and pen. I just tried different techniques and styles. 
I think I like those ones where I used a brush with ink:

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#portraitplay, #AlisaBurke

maandag 20 juni 2016


At the moment it is raining... but last week I made another flower-painting 
with happy summer colours.
It is hanging in our livingroom now, to bring some sunshine in.

ZIZOlabel - acryl with pastel painting

maandag 13 juni 2016

Summer is nearly here...

Summer still-life... enjoy the simple things.
painting SOLD!
Painting made last week, wanted to bring some colour and happiness unto paper.
Always love making a still-life, this is made by heart, so from imagination.
Maybe I'll add some final touches with pastel crayons.
Inspiration came from an exhibition in the Singer Museum, 
where there were lots of decorative paintings to be seen.

maandag 6 juni 2016

Portrait before... and after

I am still working on the portraitplay online class by Alisa Burke,
and had fun trying my hand on making my own interpretation of a picture of a model.
So here's before:

And here's after:

And another one, before:

And after:

What I found difficult:
* how to start?
* when is it finished?

What I loved:
* making it your own, just freeride with the paint
* adding detailed lines with pen or pencil to get a sort of loose look
* how the colours turned out

Inspiration for portraits is endless, look at Van Gogh, 
how many self-portraits did he make and each one totally different.
There is a very nice one in blue which I really like.

#portraitplay, #AlisaBurke