A New Adventure: The Pop Up Gallery

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]My experiment at the gallery in Benahavis has ended. I thought I was dreaming of a real gallery to show my art, but everything comes with a price 😉 Yes it was a beautiful place, it was so cool that so many people could see and feel my work! And I even made a very […]

Alles over de kleur Magenta

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Magenta is een kleur die je als kunstenaar niet zelf kunt mengen! Je zult hem dus altijd moeten kopen. Net als de andere primaire kleuren zoals blauw, rood, geel. Het is de complementaire kleur van groen. Dat geeft een prachtige combinatie. Waar komt de naam Magenta vandaan? De term magenta is afkomstig van één van […]

Isn’t she lovely?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Isn’t she lovely! Yoda zat vanochtend zo mooi voor het nieuwe mandala schilderij TRUST YOUR SOUL dat ik ze beide even met jullie wil delen. Oh ja en dit nieuwe kunstwerk is net verkocht! Hij stond vanochtend in de nieuwsbrief en heeft nu al zijn nieuwe eigenaresse gevonden. Ik had al het gevoel dat deze […]

Acrylic pouring experiment

Experiment, acrylic pouring techniek maakt prachtige abstracte schilderijen, ik denk dat ik er een nieuwe verslaving bij heb 😉 Natas, bedankt voor de tip!

Work in progress intuitive painting

I just love this painting technique. Intuitive painting, for me is starting with a blanco canvas, with absolutely no idea of what to paint. But I do always start with a subject, in this case, the painting is about the pleasure and fun in letting go. To Blossom without any fear or restrictions.

video: Hoe maak je Dots op een Dot

video how to dot art dots on a dot

Vandaag bijna dit kunstwerk afgemaakt. Het zijn dots op dots, zelfs cirkels van dots op een dot. Ik ben helemaal verliefd op deze combinatie en patronen. Ik heb er even een kleine video van gemaakt, kun je meekijken en genieten.

Dot art is almost like 3D painting

Painting dots like 3 D painting by Tessa Smits

I love the look of painted dots, shining on the canvas. It kind of looks like a minature mountain area. Once the painting is dry it is not only nice to look but also a pleasure to ‘feel’ the painting.

The first dots….

I made a start with the first dots on this painting, these big dots I made with a new mix, very happy with the glossy result. Used Acrylic Gloss Varnish this time to mix with my acrylic paint.

Work in progress Sketching

sketch abstract dot art painting Tessa Smits

All my paintings start with a sketch. This time I visited Malaga and tried to capture the feeling of the ocean, sun and that happy feeling of your feeth in the sand. This week I start with the colorpalet and painting.

Love to work outside again

dot art working outside

Living in Spain for me is all about working and living outside, as close to nature as possible. I’m very happy that the winter is over and the sun is back again, painting outside makes me so happy!

Whale symbolism in new Money Flow painting

work in progress whale mandala

For this new Money Flow I’m asked to use the whale as an important symbol of the painting. In the background of this photo you see its design. Because this is a large canvas I have all the space to draw this beautiful animal. The whale is a symbol associated with solitude, knowledge of life […]

A little bit of Love

abstract dot art painting LOVE 04TS17CO Tessa Smits detail

In every painting there are several tiny paintings hidden. I love to zoom in and see what appears. This is a detail of a new painting I’m working on. This detail could be a painting on its own. I love it so much, I put it on Redbubble so you can order it as an […]

Work in progress …. LOVE

Finally the sun is back and I can start te paint outside again. Love the sun on my hands while dotting this new painting which is all about love 😉 To be continued…

I got love on my mind

work in progress abstract painting red heart

With valentine coming I wanted to make a Dot Art painting about inviting love into your live. No circles or mandala’s this time. I felt the need to start with a dark red and intense background en use a hart shape to make an abstract dot art design in it. Some golden harts are waiting […]

Three tips for painting outside

I love to make my art outside, feel the sun on my skin, hear birds singing. If you also want to enjoy the fun of making art outside I have some tips for you to make sure you don’t ruin you artwork: Paint dries out: Especially when you work in the summer, the sun will […]

Pattern experiment No.1

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This month I experiment with some new patterns, light and space on canvas. I love what a certain pattern can dot to the 3D experience of an artwork.

New Dot Art Patterns

dot art pattern work in progress

I just started this new painting. A small canvas because I want to try out new patterns and color combinations. I love this one so much, definetly making a bigger on. The most important thing is, I would like the pattern to ‘move’, so I’m trying out thing with smaller and bigger dots, shades and […]

video: Some dotting on a large Money Flow painting

These are the last dots on a very large Money Flow painting I’m working on. I use a mix of gold colored acrylic paint with a gloss medium and a special prepared brush (hard) to make the dots. I love the gold colores because the metallic give the dots an even more intens look.

Large Money Flow painting in progress

abstract dot art painting Money Flow work in progress

This month I started on this large canvas for a Money Flow painting with dot art. I like this size a lot because it gives me more freedom to design. This week I cannot work outside because it is to cold now. But I also love to work in my workshop area inside the house. […]

Work in progress ….. Money Flow No.10

abstract dot art gold money flow coins Tessa Smits

In this Money Flow I use the “Flower of Life” for the second time. Love the design and energy. This time in combination with turquoise and gold. Of course a lot of coins, since it is a Money Flow painting. Number 10! I cannot believe how fast it is going and the succes of this […]

Nature as my canvas

abstract dot art on wood by Tessa Smits

I love to use natural materials to paint on. I started with painting on sea stones but now I try out more rough (and more difficult) materials like this piece of wood. Before I start to paint I always make sure that the surface is as smooth as possible. So in this case I sanded […]

Painting with real money

This is a detail of a new Money Flow painting I’m working on. Number 8 to be exact. And yes I do use real money in my paintings. Coins of alle sizes and colors to make the Money Flow a painting that is connected with the real money flow in our lives.  

Background & base for Money Flow painting

background Money Flow painting by Tessa Smits

Sometimes the background, the base of a new Money Flow painting almost looks like a painting by itself. Love the energy that is in this one already. It is a bigger canvas this time (60 x 60 cm). I just put my intention on an exhibition in Malaga beginning of 2017 so I started with […]

Work in progress Money Flow No.7

This Money Flow has some Purple details I never used before. I love the combination with gold! This particular piece is about the importance of asking money for your services. That it is love energy flowing to and from you when you spend or receive money and you do not want to stop that flow! […]

Experiment: Metallic Verf met Aarde

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]De metallic kleuren zoals goud en zilver zijn één van mijn favoriete kleuren om mee te werken. Deze verf geeft zo’n mooi effect. Helemaal als je ze mixt met aarde. Dan krijg je een hele natuurlijk, rauwe uitstraling op je schilderij. Zoals hieronder met Goud, sommige dachten zelfs dat ik op een steen geschilderd had.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner […]

CREATIVE SPARKLE

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dat moment dat je opeens een ingeving krijgt, de creativiteit vanuit het niets binnen lijkt te komen, dat werd de inspiratiebron werd voor dit schilderij. Gemaakt met de mij zo geliefde dot art techniek (verfdruppels) en de heilige geometrie.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”14408″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Dit schilderij is 40 x 40 cm groot, acrylverf op canvas en is […]

Wat voor verf gebruik je voor Dot-Art?

What kind of paint for dot art

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Welke verf gebruik jij voor Dot Schilderen?” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”Ik krijg deze vraag heel vaak dus hierbij even een korte blog met wat tips and trucs.” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Ik gebruik bij voorkeur Amsterdam Acrylic Verf. Deze is namelijk van zichzelf al lekker dik en daardoor extra geschikt om Dots te maken. Oh ja en voor […]