Daily Painting: Only one color

Daily Painting: Only one color

Dear week,

 

Last week before our holiday starts. I’m finishing a lot of things – so no big paintings this week. I made a small collage, though, with only one color.

Daily Painting: The healing power of painting

Daily Painting: The healing power of painting

Dear reader,

 

Today I painted bigger again, on 20/20″, 50/50 cm. I worked very quickly and finished it in one sitting. I’m not too attached to the end-result, I’m focusing more on flow and fun right now.

After a period of being ill, and feeling sloppy and out-of-shape, physically and mentally, I decided to go against my scarcity-of-time-mindset and paint bigger than postcard or business card-size.

And I really experienced the healing power of painting right now. Something starts to move and lighten up ad going back to the core of things, back to the basic joy of living.

 

So, that’s about it for today!

 

with love,

Simone

Daily Painting: Back on my painting horse

Daily Painting: Back on my painting horse

Dear reader,

 

After being ill for about 1,5 weeks, I’m back on my painting horse. I made a very quick collage – it’s not the most refined I ever made, but at least I’m getting my fingers dirty again ;-)!

 

Bye,

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

Daily Painting: Instead of Taxes

Daily Painting: Instead of Taxes

Dear reader,

 

I still have a cold, I have to do my taxes, and I’m very busy otherwise, but anyway: I painted. I will also show the layer before so that you can see the difference.

Bye!

Simone

These are the two layers hitherto:

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

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