Author Archives: macknifique

About macknifique

Artist and Designer

Wear your mask!

The transition to the new normal here in Spain coincided with the arrival of summer with warm temperatures… so today I was sewing summer masks – lighter and more breathable than the result of my first attempt of selfmade facemasks- and the Picard had to go on them of course!

Dog and flower pirates
Picardy pirate dog
The Jolly Rosie, garden pirate
my Picard and I

More doggy friends

I found some more dog breeds to paint during our lockdown, they are all done with these nice acrylic markers by #neuland, I discovered recently. They are real fun to paint with!

Thyson, a playful Lab
Ghurka, a pretty Rhodesian
Bobtail lady
Cao da serra de Aires, my sister‘s sweet Lotta

Dog portraits

Due to lockdown in Spain, there are no dog classes, and we miss them really, Lou and I… so, just to stay a little tuned, here some portraits of Lou’s classmates.

Tim, labrador, best-in-class obedience star
Thor, innocent and sweet Bully
Orion, Beauceron, the prodigy
Ariel, Lab, the nervous princess
and of course Lou, my absolute favorite! 🥰

Fun with Colors

Going back to the sketchbook, this time in a fun and colorful way! I found an old box of @jaxon oil pastel crayons, that are really fun to draw with! It’s playing and drawing, all at once, can fun be art?

Christmas lights and candles

This year, my Christmas gifts will be lights: concrete lamps with delicate glass that hold candles.

Some are finished with acrylic paint , others stay raw – which is your favorite?

Concrete lamps and hearts

Just in time for the 1st #Advent, these candle lit lamps got tested today… The concrete collection is growing with the Christmas preparations…

Wire garden house

A house made of black iron wire goes into the garden as a wall sculpture. A 3-dimensional drawing with wire doing the lines. Check out the pics to see what’s going on at each of the 4 stories…

the 3 upper floors

lady welcomes you on the ground floor

birdy lives on the 1st floor which a 2 wing door

2nd floor has a round window that frames the view

swinging bird on the 3rd floor, with an open window

drawing lines in the garden

Mask hacks, Africa meets Europe

African art with a european touch…. I got some african masks that where imported to sell, but it came out, they might have termites in them, so they could not be sold and should not be inside a house.  A good opportunity for me to play around and do some twists on them… 

whoohoo, I got a fringe! Hack with a brush.

Calendar for 2017 almost out!

working on the calendar for 2017 – I hope, this year I can produce some samples and offer them to you…
this year there won’t be paintings, but a different kind of pictures, I hope you find them interesting…
Thanks for looking!

Experiments with wires, lines and shadows 

 A bear with a baloon…. 


wire sculpture: mouse

Collage with lines a d objects: girl with a baloon  
collage with lines and objects 

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