Daily Painting: Using plastic cards

Daily Painting: Using plastic cards

Dear reader,

 

Today the first layer of a new painting on paper (20/20″, 50/50 cm, a little bit bigger than the last months).

Again, only using three colors (pink, turquoise, and Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold). Plus black and white. I loved the beautiful soft tones that came from mixing the Gold, Turquoise, and White.

The black is tissue paper. And I used some newspaper. The fun thing is that I mostly used plastic cards for applying the paint. I like it that way! You ‘scrape’ or ‘plaster’ the paint on the paper – depending on the thickness of the layer.

It’s also perfect for applying glue (matte medium). Usually, I use my fingers, but this surface is too big for that. I think it’s relatively economical this way.

Next week, next layer!

 

Bye,

Simone

 

Simone Nijboer, Dutch abstract artist, online art teacher, daily painter, creativity accelerator

Daily Painting: Substrate = Newspaper II

Daily Painting: Substrate = Newspaper II

Dear reader,

 

Today I did another experiment with newspaper as a substrate. I really enjoy working like this! It all feels very flimsy and thin, but if I’m going to mount it on panel, it doesn’t matter – it makes it even easier, I think.

I plan to make a whole series of at the least four of these small 6/6″ (15/15 cm) collages, only using two colors.

 

Bye!

Simone Nijboer, Dutch abstract artist, online art teacher, daily painter, creativity accelerator

Daily Painting: Substrate = Newspaper

Daily Painting: Substrate = Newspaper

Dear reader,

 

Something new every day! Today I did not even use a ‘proper’ substrate. I just took a piece of newspaper, cut a square or 6/6″ (15/15 cm), and started painting and collaging. SOO nice to do. I don’t know if you can see the head of the man on top of the painting? I have never used this kind of imagery in my paintings, but I think it’s kind of fun! I also love the graphic character of the newspaper on the lower right. All surprises for me today. Just at a day that I thought: nothing creative will come out of me today;-)

 

Bye!

Simone Nijboer, Dutch abstract artist, online art teacher, daily painter, creativity accelerator

Daily Painting: Second second layer

Daily Painting: Second second layer

Dear reader,

 

Today I did a second experiment with layers. I took an old painting, which I did not like that much. I added another layer, by first covering at least half of it up with something else. This time I used a lot of blacks. It is definitely not the final phase. But it’s nice for in between.

Bye!

Simone Nijboer, Dutch abstract artist, online art teacher, daily painter, creativity accelerator

 

And these are the two phases of the painting:

Daily Painting: Fourth Layer

Daily Painting: Fourth Layer

Dear reader,

 

This is the fourth layer of a painting that I started a while ago (everytime I covered about half of it with a new color or a new patch of collage paper). Actually: at this moment I like it! I might leave it like this.

 

Bye!

Simone Nijboer, Dutch abstract artist, online art teacher, daily painter, creativity accelerator

Ps:

Below I post the whole series of the four layers. It’s fun to see the painting change and develop!

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