For Drawing Days, a sort of art festival, I made a painting on a few windows in Ghent. Go here for more information and to see the work of all the artists! If you want to know more about the artwork I made, read further.
Let's just begin with the fact that I'm sorry I didn't uploaded a blogpost every end of the month - like I promised - with everything I made in my art journal that month. To be honest: there was not much to show. I didn't really paint that much in my Art Journal. I already explained it in an earlier blogpost: I was very busy and I was working on actual paintings that took a lot of time.
Have you always wondered what the use of a color wheel is? When I was younger I always thought the color wheel was just a quick way to see which colors were complimentary. I also knew that the colors between the primary colors (blue, red and yellow) are the colors you will get when mixing them. Well, now that I'm more experienced, I know there is much more to it! If you didn't already know how to use the color wheel, then I would love to explain it to you, 'cause understanding the color wheel and using these theories in your art can really give your artwork an upgrade!
The very talented singer of the band EME, who happens to be my co-worker, asked me if I could make something for her new apartment. And so I did. During the process of making this painting I wanted to make sure that it would come out the way my co-worker envisioned it so I sent her a picture every now and again to keep her up to date. I thought it would be nice to share those pictures here to show the process from beginning to end and to tell what I've learned from the making of this painting.
Okay.... So I'm a bit ashamed to tell you this, but there hasn't been much art journaling going on the past month. Therefore, I don't have much to show you.
It began so well, the first days of february, but then I was too busy with other things, couldn't find the time, or forgot to bring my artjournal kit along. And if I did take it with me, I didn't have the time for it, or I just didn't feel like painting.
One of my new years resolutions was to keep an art journal and paint or draw something every day. Well, although I didn't paint something every single day of the past month, I did paint a lot more then I used to do. I even brought my journal to work, so I could paint in my lunchbreak and in the train back home. To keep myself motivated and to make it more of a habit to paint something every day. From now on I will post an update of my art journal every last day of the month.
A couple of years ago I signed up on Etsy. And that was it. Today I thought of my profile on Etsy and the fact I never had done anything with it. So this is what happened next: I opened a tiny shop there and uploaded some of my paintings to sell them. Well, I hope I do. But I don't keep my hopes too high, cause I know the chances are small.
You can find my tiny webshop here. If there would be a little bit of a chance that you're interested in one of these paintings: I send them to every European country! :-)
A friend of mine is currently in Iceland on a writing residence where she made some beautiful pictures of the landscape, most of them way prettier than the one above, but I liked this one because of the depth. I thought it would be nice to give her a painting of this image on her birthday party which was right after she came back. I never painted a lanscape before, because it's not really my style. Here I'd like to show you the process, what I learned from it and if I would ever paint a landscape again.
On my blog I write about the process of improving my skills, about grabbing every chance I get to become more experienced and about learning from ups and downs. Besides that, I write about everything that inspires me, like film, photography, paintings and psychology.