Dirty Blue Watercolor

Since my last post, making watercolors has gone from a part of me making art, to a small business on its own! I love discovering pigments, their properties and exploring new mixes.

Indian yellow on the slab

While working with these pigments I found out that some colors aren’t made anymore.

That’s why I started a small crowdfunding project on GoFundMe to find some of those pigments that are left, purchase them and make them into watercolors. You can find my project and the details here

Watercolors can be found on Etsy and Instagram.

Colors and unity

3D technology gives me the possibility to replicate and reprint the same sculpture in different sizes and colors. I’ve been pouring acrylics to get unique skins, made a display case on solitude with these frogs and now I’m working on the differences in unity.

I’m trying to use the same shape to communicate in different ways by just using color.

Beginning of a new collection case. Working to find and mix the right hues of colors. These will be displayed in a white case with glass.

New work in progress

Two more paintings in my 1/2 creature contrast series. For finished paintings click here.

The colours, shapes and the background all work together to form a composition full of contrast. Instead of having a natural camouflage in their habitat, these creatures have nowhere to hide. They catch the eye but the combination of techniques and the clean solid background lets you focus on their texture.

New work

So I finally found some time to work out the idea behind my 3D printed frog-creatures.

I used them as a base for a poured acrylics skin. I will continue this as a series of different sizes and colors including a collection in a display case.

New Reefcrawler collection during the exhibition

Pictures of the new exhibition are to be found here.

Reefcrawler silhouette at the exhibition site

A new way of working

3D printing isn’t the future anymore, it’s here, now. If you need a high resolution print of the Venus of Milo, it’s just a click away. But with the ease that comes with the new technology, people will more easily lose originality as well.

The creative mind of the individual is what makes us unique, that’s why I made this piece.

This is a draft of the final work, to be seen this weekend. 

I’ve made a choice to only make ”one-of” sculptures, I’m not using or making moulds. I can make more sculptures of the same creature, but they will always look different. With this piece, I’m not trying to simulate a version of my previous work, but to show a different way of looking at things.

New drawings and more on their way…

I just finished some new drawings. During the next weeks, I will keep posting new ones on the drawings page on my website.