Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pencil drawings




These 3 pencildrawings are done for my course at London Art College. The jug was a very new subject for me to draw, but I enjoyed it very much. The girl is my daughter.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Out of comfortzone


I am totally out of my comfort-zone with the oil-paint. Heres what I'm doing at my London Artcollege course.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Prints avaliable again




My printshop at Imagekind has reopened. You can purchace many of my artworks as prints. Take a look here.

I do sell some of my black&white artwork in A4 size (21x29,7 cm) myself. From my danish blog here.



Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry christmas


With these 4 christmas-kittens I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dogcalender


The winner of my dogcalender 2012 has been drawn, and the lucky winner is Marianne Bruus - congratulations, and thank you to all that joined.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Exhibition


I exhibit with my artgroup Stiplet at a local center from medio december untill ultimo january 2012.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ukcps award

Today I recieved the written proof of my UKCPS award. Very nice indeed :)

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Changes on the blog

Whale I

Sweet young whale

Whale with youngster

I have been rearranging my blogs, so that this blog a-zoo now will have posts with both realistic animalart and more abstractive and coloristic animalart.

I hope you'll welcome these when they occasionally turns up :)

For a start, here are some acrylic paintings, that have been moved from my blog Images of Imagination, as that blog is now dedicated to surface pattern design.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

What I'm doing





Some of you might wonder about updates on this blog.

It's been quiet lately, but not because I do not draw. I am currently following 2 on-line courses, so all my sparetime are devoted to that - except I do small ink sketches for my blog Tegneriet.

So far a new drawing each day on the blog and associated Fanpage on FB.

Some of the work for the patterndesign course, you can see on Lenes Images of Imagination: here.

Here is an example:



Take a look if you like, otherwise see you later on a-zoo :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Eyes - studies


Study of eyes in pastels and pencil.
I showed one of the eyes in progress in pastels earlier, here's the final study.

The eyes are so important drawing living creatures, capturing soul and expression is important.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Some of my other work

I have a danish blog: Tegneriet, where I show some b&w art, done on the computer or handdrawn in ink. Small, simple drawings and illustrations, sometimes with a text added, but I think you can enjoy the images alone too :) Take a look, if you like :)

Friday, November 04, 2011

ArtWanted calender


I was just notified that "The little One" was chosen into Artwanted calender 2012. This is my 3. entry into this calender, and I am very happy to have been selected.

The calender can be purchased from late November at Artwanted

Monday, October 31, 2011

WINN a dogcalender


I want to announce a competition. You can now win a 2012 dogcalender. It is a wallcalender, size A4, with my drawings and paintings - all in black and white print.

To participate, you must take 2-3 small steps. Step 1-2 must be followed, and step 3 are voluntarily.

1) Go to my Facebook fanpage Lene Daugaard Artworks. Choose the Like (thumbs up) for the page.

2) Also look into Pictures ("Billeder") and choose the album Kalenderkonkurrence (=calendercompetition). Here you must write your full name under my presentation. When the winner is announced I'll contact via the album to get the adress. In the album, you can see the drawings/paintings included in the calender :)


With this done you have 1 ticket in the competition. If you want to enhance your chances and get 2 tickets, you must remember follow step 3 too:

3) subscribe to my newsletter. Do this:

write to:
le.daugaard@gmail.com
Please
write "subscribe newsletter and competition" in the subjectfield.

Notice, you will not recieve my newsletters in your mailbox, but mails that you can read a new letter on my blog here.


With 1 ticket you have 1 note with your name on it, and with 2 tickets of cause you have 2 notes when we draw a winner on sundag the 18.th december 2011.

Good Luck!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Cat eye

I am not that active here at the moment, but I draw and paint all the sparetime I can get! I am working on exercises from my London Art College course. Here a cats eye in pastels.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fantasy and illustrative album

I have added a new album to my Webgalleries, with fantasy and illustrative artwork:

Fantasy - IllustrativeFantasy - Illustrative

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dogs - my drawings on YouTube


My newest video on YouTube shows my drawnings and paintings of dogs.

This is a collection of artwork - enjoy :)


Monday, October 10, 2011

London art college competition - finalists

I am very thrilled to find out, that my Koala is a finalist in the London Art college Student of the Year competition.
You can see the finalists here

There are very different styles and pictures included, as the college offers a variaty of different on-line courses. See more here

I have recently attended the Pet portrait diploma course. Eager always to increese my skills and knowledge, I think this will be a great course.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

The secret ingrediens - book



Today I recieved the cook-book, that I have mentioned in this list: published.

The book "The secret ingredient" is made by idea of Dot Tadman who did a great job. It is a charity cookbook to raise funds for the UK organisation Frinds of Anchor.
Beside the delicate recipes are artwork by multiple artists included.

My contribution is the cp-painting of a highland cow as shown above. You can see on the back of the book, that I am in very fine company.

I hope and believe the book will raise lots of funds for the good cause.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Award prize recieved

wau... got my award prize from UKCPS in the mail today.
Wonderful set of Panpastels with blending tools, plus pastelmat paperpad... Neither are available in Denmark and I look forward to try out the materials ;)
I'll write about my experiences when I get around to it.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

UKCPS 10th international exhibition


yeeeppeeee, just found out that "Tender Moment" was Highly commended at UKCPs 10th annual exhibition: Exaclair/PanPastel Award - Highly Commended.
Here's a link.

I am so honered and proud about it :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011


... and yet another whale has swimmed out of my imagination ... Sweet young whale I - details on the abstracts blog

Friday, September 16, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Whale I - abstract painting

Now that the motif is an animal: New abstractive painting: Whale I - see my abstractive blog for more info

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Madames cat

I haven't drawn or painted that many cats, so about time I did.

This cat attracted me with its relaxed pose, lying comfortably in the sun. Cats love to rest in a sunny spot!

The painting is in mixed media. Mostly colored pencils, but also watercolor, gouache, acrylic and different watersoluble pens was in use.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Course


I am the kind of person, always trying to improve my artskills - and in this case; painting skills.

So I have enrolled in a course, and are working on excercises. And I think the teacher should be the first to see :) Quite time consuming and I have to work 3 in a row, so will be some time before they appear here.

I do work on something different too, and will show that in time... it's a cat. I haven't done so many cats. Therefor the image of this post is cut from an earlier catpainting: Flying mouse - playfull kitten.


Monday, August 15, 2011

New website




well, it is not long ago since I announced that I cancelled my website/homepage.

I now have a new one:

This website is a bit more integrated with my blog, so I'll be able to maintain it in less time.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tundra Kingdom I



Here is my finished painting.
Approx. 30x42 cm on acrylic paper.
It has been a very good lesson, and experience with the acrylic paint.
The colors is a bit off, as the yellows are less bright and the rocks more subdued in RL. But as my scan was even worse, this digishot is the best I can show..

Friday, August 05, 2011

Tundra Kingdom I

Working on the 3.rd wolf. This painting is a big challenge to me.

Monday, August 01, 2011

I love this


I started the "I love this"-posts in january 2011, and will make a montly post with a couple of "I love this" drawings or paintings. Why not applaude something you really admire and love to look at :) Enjoy! As I cannot copy-paste other artists work, I have placed a link on the title.

I have made a change from this month on - I will post only one link of beautiful art each month.

"Visiting aunt Maude". Graphite drawing by Mike Sibley. Mike makes some of the best dog art, I have seen. His detailed graphite drawings are awesome. This drawing is so filled with atmosphere and a masterpiece in pencil. Just look at those wonderful airedales! I love it.


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tundra Kingdom I


An update on my acrylic painting.
The colors are not quite true - the wolves not so yellow, but more brownish in the shadows. As my scan was even worse, this must do for now.

PS I have added a newsletter, see tab News on top of page.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Accepted into UKCPS 10th international

Well, what a happy day. For the second time I have a wonderful message about my "Tender Moment" painting, as it has also been accepted into the UKCPS 10.th international Exhibition.

I am so thrilled about it :)

Top 15 at Guestgallery


I am proud to tell that my painting "Tender Moment" made it to the top 15 in Guest Gallerys online competition 3.rd international Animal Contest.
Approx. 80 entries, votes are cast by the public and Guest Gallery artists commitee.
You can see winners and selected here,

Friday, July 29, 2011

Google translate gadget


Ich habe hinzugefügt Google Translate Gadget und hoffe, dass mein Blog wird in Deutsch gelesen werden
I have added the gadget Google Translate, and hope my blog will be understandable in more languages :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tundra Kingdom I


Finally I got time to paint a little more on this. Here the first wolf is almost completed, and I have started on the second wolf.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

No website


Today I closed my website.

I will concentrate on the blog with pages included (tabs at top), my Facebook Art Fanpage and different on-line galleries to show and tell about my art.

I do like websites, but found I just used a lot of time, updating the same stuff in 6 different places, as I do both danish and english versions.

Down to blogs and fanpages it will be 3 places.... Gives me time for a bit more drawing and painting too...

And I hope to be able to paint more on my "Tundra Kingdom" painting soon...


Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Tundra Kingdom I


Here is the first wolf. It has a baselayer, and several detail layers. Still need to tweek a bit.

Friday, July 01, 2011


I started the "I love this"-posts in january 2011, and will make a montly post with a couple of "I love this" drawings or paintings. Why not applaude something you really admire and love to look at :) Enjoy! As I cannot copy-paste other artists work, I have placed a link on the title.

Pugilicious - colored pencil, ink and watercolor mixed painting by Eileen Sorg. This is the most wonderful litte face of a pug. I love the closeup composition and the adorable expression. It is so masterly painted, the eyes, the nose and fur and folds looks so real. So cute!

The ripple effect - graphite by Julia Rhodes. I am a huge fan of Julia Rhodes drawings. Her animal drawings, many of wild cats, are outstanding. So masterly drawn. And the water in this piece is just amazing. This artwork has the wow-effect!


Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tundra Kingdom I


I have been developing the rocks. I want them finished, before I start painting the wolves.
I might add some distant muskox', I decide later.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Tundra Kingdom I


I have started working on the rocks near the wolves.

It is my intention to emphasize the waste, harsh landscape and to express a feeling of how these strong, magnificent animals live.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Tundra Kingdom I


I have been working a little more on the painting.
Defined more in the mountains and started the ground that is the vista view from where the wolves stands.

The pic is a bit too dark compared to the original.