Sunday, February 27, 2011

Newsletter

I now have a newsletter on my website. You can subscrive to a mail-reminder, when there are new letters.

News in february 2011:

New art - pictures and background stories
Exhibition with Stiplet
Art event

Look here

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

new look on website


I got a new look on my website.

I did change it not many months ago, but wasn't quite satisfied, as I found it could have a stronger look.

I believe the new design will last longer.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Imagekind canvas prints








These are pictures of a canvas prints from my Imagekindstore. Beside having your print framed, you can have it printed directly on this kind of archival canvas - a great and very modern looking idea for a different kind of wall-decoration.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Note

If you like abstract realism, you can see my latest painting here


Thursday, February 10, 2011

About Lene


If you want to know a bit about my background:

My name is Lene Daugaard. I was born 5. juni 1961.
I was always drawing in my childhood, but from my late teens other things filled my life, and I was only drawing in smaller periods. When I lost a job in 2003, my creative life finally returned. It was like being reborn - finding my inner Self again. It had been hidden for many years.
Creativity and my family are now the most important in my life.

I enjoy creating art with strokes and colors.
I love to explore new media and methods, so I do
a variaty of styles. From realism, either detailed and
precise to the more imaginative and fantasy and
into the abstractive too. Se more in Realism
and Abstract in the menu.

Animals and nature are my best inspiration.
But I constantly get new images and ideas in my head.
I cannot live without a sketchbook for ideas!
Even I have a lot of ideas, I work with one project at a time. That secures my concentration.

the photo shows my 2 beloved drawingtables :) I also have an extra large table
I use once in a while. And I have a couple of easels.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Tender moment


I have finished the Tender Moment painting.

As you see, I have a watermark on it.

On earlier occasions I did have my work copied. Luckily the persons that did it, was resonable when facing the copyright-facts, and I had no further problems.
But I know some of my artist friends are less lucky, and have their work repeatetly copied, showcased as done by other persons and even sold from the strangers websites. It is really a problem on www.


Anyway, I hope you enjoy the painting. I really enjoyed painting these 2 bears in their tender moment.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Graphite tools


From the idea of Dors (Dors artblog) to show our tools used to produce our artwork, here is a pic of mine. Please click the pic to see the text.

This is for my graphite drawings.
I use Derwent and Staedtler pencils. Koh-i-nor woodless and a variaty of clutch-pencils.

My supports are white drawingpapers usually from 190 gsm and up. Brands like: Fabriano, Winsor&newton, Canson, Daler Rowney, Durex, Mellotex and Hahnemühle Nostalgia.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

New website structure


If you visit my site: http://www.freewebsite.dk/a-zoo, there has been some great changes. The site has been working very slow and with long uploading time, so now the site is partly cut down, and instead my other website, hjemmeside: http://sites.google.com/site/lenedau/lenes-art, will be my official site.

The first website acctually was a counterpart to this a-zoo blog, but apart from the slowness, it also was a bit too much to administrate.
The googlesite are now in english too.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

I love this

I started the "I love it"-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.

"Driving force" Scratchboard by Cathy Sheeter.
I am amazed by this piece. From the darkeste shadows to the wispy hairs, it is a wonderful presentation of the friesian horse, overwhelming with both tenderness and strenght. Cathy is a master of scratchboard, and very skilled depicts different kind of animals.

"Lion portrait" Pastels by Therese Larsson.
A masterpiece in pastels, this painting almost looks like a photo - only much better. It captures the essence of a male lion, intense with his direct glance, painted with wonderful values that emphazises the sunlight and shadows. I love it.