Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cleaning up



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After reading a blogpost by fellow blogger Sophie Ploeg about flash/mobile devices and internet I made some adjustments to the layout of my blog. Things were getting a little too cluttered for my taste.
The new design is a lot less wide to help people with small screens, all the extra content is now on the right side and with the new design I hope the readability has improved.
Also a facebook badge has been added.

Is it better or is it worse?
If you have an opinion please leave a comment.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Wolf painting acrylic



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'Wolf!', acrylic on Mus panel
 18x24 cm (7.1x9.4) , © 2010 Erik van Elven

Wolves are mysterious creatures and that quality I was trying to grab in this painting.
Mus panel is a really smooth painting surface to paint on, it has 7 layers of sanded gesso for maximum detail work. I wanted a more textured surface for his wolf painting so I added another layer of gesso with a very rough brush. I kept the paint very dry and transparent.
I like the fact  that the painting works as an abstract design as well.
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