I’ve been working on my websites lately, and so i have made some changes that also involve this blogsite.
I have closed my website decorsandlifestyle.be and all the paintings in my webshop have been moved to my other site etalagepoppenonline.be
It was to difficult for me to keep two webshops and keep on promoting both on all the different social media platforms.
I have several sites, blogs, vlogs, youtube and other channel to promote, and i really need to clean them up and just keep a handsfull of sites so they will be easier to keep up to date and promote. Etalagepoppenonline.be is my main webshop of mannequins and diplays and i decided to add all my decorations to this site, so they will not be lost, they just have moved.
So if you want to find/buy my paintings online this will be the webshop where you will find them:
I will be making some new paintings in the near future.
I have not been painting for a while because is was busy with my work, renting mannequins and these last months, cleaning up my wharehouse, but once all that is done i will have time to start painting again.
And when i do i will post the results on this blogsite.
This painting i called Eruption.
It feels like a deep impression going from the middle of the painting and working is way to the outside.
Many eruptions in the whole painting and lots of structure.
The painting is made on a canvas 50×70 cm and i streched on a wooden frame, ready to hang.
After the painting was dry i gave it a coating of 2 layers of varnish.
It’s a handmade painting, one of a kind.
Making art is one thing, but finding a place “space” to show is something else.
I’m lucky to have both. I can make paintings and i can show them to the people who are interested in my own gallery.
Gallery is maybe a big word, but i use the entrance to my showroom with mannequins to display my art.
Paintings and mannequins… that does’nt sound bad 😉
Two days a week my showroom for mannequins is open and so i will be showing my paintings at the same time using the entrance as a gallery.
You can visit the showroom and see the paintings at the next adress:
We are open mondays and fridays from 10 till 12 am and 2 till 5 pm
More information on my website Paintings by Michael Grieve http://www.grieve.be
In my previous blog i said that i’ve been making more than 30 paintings these past months. But i just posted 2 pictures from the last paintings i made, so i tought it would be nice to let you all have a look at some of the other works that i made.
I’m a professional window dresser and i let and sell mannequins, that’s my job, but as i allways have been busy working on the creative side of life i started painting and it became a nice new experience for me.
As a window dresser i have the option to display my paintings in the store windows of my clients. They become a part of the window decoration. Some of my paintings i made keeping this in mind.
I started with smaller paintings and made some mixed media creations.
This is one of the first paintings i made using a picture as a background.
This colourfull painting followed next.
After trying out different styles i landed, for the moment, in a more abstract style.
And then i made some more in the same style…
And i have some more… but that’s for the next time 😉
You can by the original handmade and signed paintings in my online store. http://www.decorsandlifestyle.be
Funny to see my own name on the paintings.
Since a couple of months i started painting with acrylic paint. And i must say that i like making abstract paintings the most of all.
I tried different styles but for the moment i prefer to paint abstract.
I learned a lot looking at video’s on youtube and reading about different ways “how to paint”.
I may say that i’ve been quiet active painting as i painted more than 30 canvasses in a short time and then i stopped.
After a short period that i did not paint at all i started again.
This is the result of my newest pantings 60×90 cm on 3D-canvas.
The paintings are allways the result of different transitions while painting. Sometimes i start with a whole other idea than what becomes the final result, but that’s what they call “creativity”.
My paintings are for sale in my online store , but these last ones need to dry for a period before i can varnish them. After that i can add them to my store.
This is the link: http://www.decorsandlifestyle.be
Would you ever come to Belgium i invite you to visit the place where i live, Mechelen.
In the center of Belgium, between Antwerp and Brussels you can find Mechelen. Not a big town, but we have some nice monuments you really should visit.
I will try to show you some of these places in my next blogs …
Most of all we have our Sint Rombouts cathedral in de center of the town.
You can visit the cathedral and it’s also possible to climb to the top of the tower, giving you a great vieuw as far as Mechelen to Brussels.
There is a glass platform at the top of this tower so visitors can have a real good vieuw in every direction.
You need to get up there using the stairway because the tower has no elevator for the visitors.
Not so far from this tower you find the town hall and the market place.
This is also the place where you can find bars and terrasses and enjoy the vieuw while having a drink or something to eat.
Mechelen has a very good local beer called Gouden Carolus, what you really should try when you are in this town.