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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 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.
My work is on Ugallery now…
Ugallery… I applied and was accepted and here is my portfolio !
This is a virtual gallery with offices in New York City and San Francisco. They opened their virtual doors in 2006 and just keep growing and growing…
In June 2015, an interview with the gallery director Alex Farkas was published in Forbes.
Alex says “UGallery is shaking up the art industry. In the past, art was a black box – brick and mortar galleries tended to be intimidating and there was little price transparency. Generally, people who bought art were collectors with deep pockets. We created UGallery to flip the industry on its head and make art accessible to everyone. Our expansive online storefront features professional artists from around the world, offering clients a diverse range of art at accessible prices. Regardless of where a client is located, they can own an original piece by a professional artist.” You can read the full interview here.
Ugallery is very selective about their artists, so I am very happy to be part of them!
Their panel of curators selects each artist and every piece they exhibit. The curators are art business professionals who select the highest quality work for exhibition. Customers can buy with confidence.
Currently they represent about 500 artists. This is way less than most online galleries who take on almost everybody without any selection, just providing a portfolio “window”.
My works on Ugallery are exclusively available there, you won’t find them anywere else.
Ugallery New Artist Spotlight
Check out the New Artist Spotlight they made about me.
Wedding & Gift Registry
Oh, and another thing I did not see yet on other online galleries…
They have a Wedding & Gift Registry to provide an original, personal, and timeless option to celebrate a special occasion.
Ugallery represents a curated selection of original art by top emerging artists. A host can choose artworks for their registry across a range of prices, styles, and mediums.
Guests have three options for gifting off the registry: buy an artwork, contribute an amount to an artwork (“group gifting”), or purchase a gift card.
A new year, so time to clean up and decide what to do with 3 unfinished acrylic paintings on canvas that I had put aside. There was a lot of texture on them, and I was not happy with how they turned out. So a new challenge was about to get tackled…
I started experimenting with collage papers on top of one of the paintings and I liked the result…
This was the result…
The second one…
Then there was a large canvas 90×90 cm that needed the same treatment and this was the result…