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I am a visual artist who enjoys creating colorful abstract paintings and this blog shows you my journey to creating art.
Painting is my passion, I'm probably painting right at this moment.
The last weekend of October, I’m the guest artist at Lydia Smets’ Open House event.
Lydia creates unique and surprising glass sculptures with her own modern glass kiln. Some of her works can be viewed at http://glaskunst.tumblr.com
She opens her house and atelier to the public that weekend and invited me to exhibit some of my paintings for that occasion, which I will gladly do.
We invite you to pay us a visit !
Friday 28/10/2016 17:00 – 21:00
Saturday 29/10/2016 14:00 – 19:00
Sunday 30/10/2016 14:00 – 19:00
I made tens of them… only a few make it to staying…
Here are some of the studies I’m happy with.
Soon they will be available on Instagram http://instagram.com/lindacoppensartshop
The last weeks, I am focusing on experimental studies and color palettes.
I experiment with a limited palette on a lot of different sizes of paper and all kinds of paper.
My studio is a big mess and I run out of space because everything needs to dry, so time to write this short post and upload some pictures…
Van harte welkom!
Kunstzomer Leke 2016
13-14-15 en 19-20-21 augustus 2016
van 10:00u tot 19:00u
During this summer holiday, my hubby and I prepared my art studio in our house in Spain so that I can also paint while we are there.
Here are some photos of work in progress that I did when the studio was ready. I started on plain paper, with rubbish quality of paint, because I don’t have quality art materials there yet. It was just to see how I could organize everything, working in this new environment. I must say I am very pleased with it!
Finally, I have custom sized storage racks installed by a local carpenter.
I am very happy with them!
Now I can easily store my paintings and keep them separated from each other. This was a big problem with the previous storage solution, where I needed to put something in between works to avoid clinging to each other. It was not easy to take a painting out to show it to people, but now… I just slide it out!
Just finished three new paintings on Terraskin paper. They are available at ARTspace Europe
Some pictures of the set up of the exhibition and the opening reception.
It was fun and challenging to make an interesting combination of Liliane’s figurative work and my abstract paintings, but we did it!
The exhibition ends on 22 May, so only one week left if you want to visit it.
Starting Thursday 28 April,
You are cordially invited to the Opening reception on Thursday 28/4 at 19h30.
Guido Verhaeghe, eredirecteur of the Portaelschool Vilvoorde/Belgium, will be the guest speaker.
The exhibition is open until 22 May 2016 and can be visited during opening hours of CC Asse, which you can find here http://www.ccasse.be/openingsuren
I am working on ten small abstracts and they are almost finished, just some small tweaks to do here and there and they are ready.
They are made in acrylics and wax pastels on Terraskin paper.
Terraskin is a very smooth paper, made of a combination of mineral powder (>75%) and a small quantity (<25%) of non-toxic resin, combined to create an environmentally friendly paper. The production of TerraSkin requires no water and no trees. It is water – resistant and inherently strong and durable.
TerraSkin has a unique texture and feel. Because the paper is fiberless, it does not absorb ink or paint like regular paper. Therefore it takes a bit longer before the paint dries. The only problem is that, when spraying medium on the paper to fixate the wax pastels, the lines may bleed a bit. Sometimes I need to rework this, but other times it adds to the visual effect and then I leave them as they are.
- Invitation: I am guest artist at the ‘Open House’ event of Lydia Smets 13/10/2016
- Experimental studies 29/09/2016
- Studio practice 22/09/2016
- Kunstzomer Leke 2016 29/07/2016
- My art studio in Spain is ready 29/07/2016