Setting course into 2021

Creatures from books

During these first days of the year I am setting sails towards this year’s dreams and goals – we will see where the journey goes.

Over the holidays I used the time to play around painting, drawing and illustration exploring possibilities with paper cuts, acrylics and ink. I started out in a christmas mood, but by now I got back to normal.

The drawings are not really illustrations although they are very closely related to books, as they consist of pages of all paperback book – I like the different shades of white and the contrasts, just focusing on white, grey and black tones for while, and then adding a little bit of color to it.

Creatures from book-pages
Creatures from books
Staring at each other
Red on hair, cheeks and hearts

Thoughts on the last day of 2020

Yes, it was a strange year, full of lessons to learn, changes to adapt to, but also new possibilities to explore… I’m sure we all will remember this year all our lives.

For me personally it pushes me out into the open again and makes me reorganize my life, my work and my way of living. This process just began, and I am exploring all kinds of ideas and possibilities that allow me to exploit my creativity and lift my artwork to the next level.

During this year, I got the impression that our severely damaged and injured planet is trying to call us to more action in order to protect it and care for it.

I tried to express this idea with a little moving image, based on a rough mixed media and acrylic painting with cut-outs of a book.

Have a good transition from 2020 to 2021, and I wish you all the best for the New Year, most important: Stay healthy and in a good mood!

Decorative lampshade out of wire

A wire sculpture made its way into a decorative, yet functional lampshade. Playing around with a 3-dimensional wire structure, its shapes and shadows, adding on some garlands of recycled fabric and a few colourful African glass beads, I ended up with an original lamp. The interaction of light and shadow is an important effect that’s fun to experiment with.

If you are interested in the project, or if would like to have one commissioned – get in touch with me!

HO HO HO: Very original and arty christmas-presents!

Original art makes an original and perfect christmas gift!

Why not surprise your loved ones with art? Like the idea? What about an affordable and original artwork for your own or a friend’s home? My art inspires children who dream and adults who have imagination. The pieces make a great decoration and add a positive and personal touch to your home, it is so important to stay optimistic and smile in these times!

Visit my Etsy-shop for details, click here to have a look around!

If you prefer an artwork youโ€™ve seen on this site and it is not on Etsy, donโ€™t worry, just drop me an e-mail, I am happy to get back to you ๐Ÿ˜Š.

Thanks for your visit, have a great week and stay safe and sound!

Interesting and unique gifts on Redbubble by macknifique

Great original gifts by macknifique on Redbubble!

Guess what will replace the typical Christmas pair of socks in 2020? … Yessss! Probably there will be quite some face masks under trees and in stockings this year – a useful and fashionable gift.
So, if you want to give masks for Christmas, make sure they are original and cool! I just uploaded art for really fun mask-designs, but you can have them on socks, too… and on t-shirts, and pillows, and backbags, phone cases and a lot more!

Check these goodies out on Redbubble!

Get a portrait of your fury friend! ๐ŸŽจ

Order your personal original acrylic pet portrait by Macknifique

Like the idea? Order your painting right now!
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Just in time for Christmas I am offering pet portraits as commissioned artwork.
The artworks you can see in the picture above are original acrylic paintings on strong paper, if you prefer another technique, we can talk about it. 
The paintings are too realistic, but rather expressionist and slightly abstract, concentrating on the character of your pet, its gaze and its personality.
If you like the examples shown above, click here to get in touch with me.

For prices and more examples, click on the picture.

Maybe I have given you a gift idea ๐ŸŽ for this year – for yourself or a dear friend! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Bunny drawings

A little series of rabbit drawings and collages from my sketchbook. I used pieces of coloured magazines, watercolour, crayons and ink on brown kraft paper. Maybe these illustrations one day will be the inspiration for a bigger painting? Letโ€˜s see….

mixed media  drawing with rabbits
Abstract picnic with rabbits
drawing with bunnies
Do carrots fly? It depends on the pilot…
sketckbook bunny drawing
Alice: “How long is forever?”
White Rabbit: “Sometimes, just one second.”

The Jolly Rosie says: Wear your mask, even if itโ€˜s awkward.

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 sisterโ€˜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 Louโ€™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! ๐Ÿฅฐ
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