News about my webshops

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:
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And this will be the direct link to the paintings in this webshop:
https://www.etalagepoppenonline.be/c-4180506/unieke-schilderijen/

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.

 

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A painting called “Storm”

And it has been a storm …
I had just one canvas that i did not use yet, and so i tried to start painting about a week ago. It had been nearly a year ago that i made a painting so the start was not so easy.
The paint, and the colours went everywhere, but i just did not get the result that i wanted. The painting had no body, so i carried on and on and on…
The classic moment came when i decided to take a sponge over the whole painting creating a background of different colours, and from there on i started a whole new composition on the canvas.
The result was this acrylic painting on canvas with some stormy effects.
I called it “Storm”
The panting is made on a stretched canvas on a wooden frame 60×70 cm.

Here are some pictures from the whole painting as well as some more detailed views of the canvas.

The painting is now available for our flemish readers at:
http://www.decorsandlifestyle.be/a-43594511/handgemaakte-schilderijen-van-michael-grieve/schilderij-storm/
This is te link to the English page of the shop:
http://www.decorsandlifestyle.be/en_GB/a-43594511/paintings-by-michael-grieve/a-painting-called-storm/

Eruption

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.

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Would you like to be the new owner of this painting, then you can buy it here.
Price includes vat and shipping in Europe
85,00 euro
http://www.mijnwebwinkel.nl/winkel/decorsandlifestyle/a-40243743/paintings-by-michael-grieve/eruption/

The making of “ARCH”

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The name of this painting is ARCH.
I did not have to think hard to give it a name, and most of the time a name just comes to me while painting.
This painting is made with acrylic paint and the canvas on a wooden frame is 60×80 cm.
To make a long story a little shorter… This painting started out as something complete different as most of my paintings do. Would you scrape of teh top layers of my paintings you nearly always would find another creation underneath. But it’s that basic unterneath work that i need to get to a final result where colours seem to come from somewhere else… well now you know where the come from.
I use different techniques and not only brushes to come to the result i want. I use scrapers you will find i a hardwarestore, sponges, and so much more.
After finishing the painting i seal the work with 3 layers of varnish.
The painting is ready to be hung.
Would you like to purchase this unique handmade painting you can buy it in my online store.
Note: This online shop is made in Flemish but will get a English version in a short while ( just need to get at it)
Price: 125,00 euro
Just 1 peace available offcorse.
The price includes: 
-The painting signed by me
-Shipping cost in Europe.
This is the link to this paintng in my online store: http://www.decorsandlifestyle.be/a-37644853/paintings-by-michael-grieve/arch/
Would you rather buy the painting using an invoice you can send me a email to place the order.
michael.grieve@telenet.be

Did’nt have time for painting.

It has been a long time since i posted some new paintings, and the reason why is quiet obvious, i just did not make any new paintings lately.
I’ve been cleaning out my workspace, as i had a lot of decorationmaterial that i needed to get rid of, before i could reinstall my table and little corner for painting.
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Now that the chelfs are empty i can start cleaning up the space, putting some paint on the wall and find a nice spot to install my painting-things.
Shortly the weather will improve, also a good thing, as i have no heating in my room.

In the meantime i still have my little gallery where i display the paintings that i made in the past.

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So i expect to be working on new paintings real soon now.
And once i have new once i will post them here.
You can see more of them on my webstore
http://www.decorsandlifestyle.be/c-2317782/paintings-by-michael-grieve/

Ignasius

One of my latest paintings i made on 4 small canvasses that i had just laying around.
And i decided that i wanted to make a painting in other colours than i usualy do, so i started painting blue and bright colours over 4 canvassen laying next to each-other.
I used different techniques, scraping and circles and freehand on this one, creating a painting where there is a lot going on.
I call it “Ignasius” and it’s 80×60 cm in total

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http://www.grieve.be

Going Nowhere

The next canvas became just “out of nowhere” because that’s just what happened.
I was painting different colours on this 3D-canvas  50×50 cm and it was just going nowhere.
Using different colours brown, green till i needed to take a sponge and déléte what i made. That instantly changes the image and after using some scraping-tools this was the final result.
A sort of chocolate painting with different stripes.

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I decided to change this blog

It has been quiet a long time now that i was thinking about making a blog to show my paintings. And as i started doing this on this blog i tought it was time to change the name of my blog.
And so i did today.

This blog will be in the first place a blog to write about my paintings and things that inspire me to paint, but i also will post other tings like music that i like and video’s from artists that inspire me.
So please stay tuned and stay giving coments.

These are my new artistcards 😉 Hope you like them.
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Yeah, i have my own gallery

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:
Geerdegemvaart 22
2800 Mechelen
Belgium
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

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My first big painting

I had the canvas for quiet a long time, but i did not want to paint on it till i was shure that it would become a nice one.
“A nice painting” in my style 😉
As allways i started working on the canvas, tried to create a new painting. It looks like i start a painting ending with a whole other result than what i tought it would become, but that’s allright for me, i know now that that’s just the way how it works in my mind.
The painting was made on a canvas from 1 x 1 meter and i used acrylic paint.
I’m happy with the result and can’t wait to make another one.
I know now that i enjoy painting large paintings more than small ones, I also need to work on my style, paint a bit more free.
So that is waht i’m trying to do in the future.

The big painting is on display in my showroom with mannequins, and i’m happy with the result.
It will be on sale soon, but first it needs to dry and the i can varnish the painting before adding it to my online shop.

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If you would like to see my other paintings,, or buy one ( or more) you can find them in my online store.
Just look for Paintings by Michael Grieve
http://www.decorsandlifestyle.be