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I haven't been active on DA for a lot of reasons, one of which is I'm currently working on a videogame based on my paintings.  A friend of mine does the programming and graphics, I'm doing the paintings and story.  Our little dilemma is the title - which is also the surname of the family featured in the game.  They're called "Nevelspoock", which is Dutch and pretty much untranslateable..  So, if you could spare a minute: how does "Nevelspoock" sound and feel to you?  Do you find it has a 'ring' to it?  Think it's weird?  Mysterious?  Any and all feedback much appreciated!  I'll post a "Nevelspoock" in a minute, comments there appreciated as well!
Wow, looks like it's been over a year since I last posted some art here on DA.

I've been painting -not as much as I would've liked- but still: I'll post some recent work, in different styles.
Comments on your favourite style/subject is very welcome, thanks!

Edit: didn't get to upload as much as I wanted..  Server issues..  So, sorry! More soon, yay!
There you go! Presenting my brand new site maartenwydooghe.be: paintings, drawings and more.  I know, it's in Dutch, but hey, it's mainly about the paintings!  (Feedback is much appreciated, by the way!)

I now also have an artist-page on facebook which I will be updating way more regularly than here, DA, so follow me: facebook.com/mwydooghe

Cheers!
I recently discovered patreon.com, where artists can post work, and people can support them financially, per work or every month.  True patronage!
www.patreon.com/jazochromatic

Patronage and support for my work are of course very much appreciated, and let me know if you are going to make a profile over there too, cheers!
I just started a new experimental project: Little boxes of goodies.  I create 8 boxes with in each box 8 diverse goodies (original little paintings, books, trinkets, drawings, ...)  I give them or send them to people I know.  They can choose and keep one or two of the goodies, then put just as many (or more) back in the box.  They can then give or send the box to anyone they know.

The first box has been auctioned off for a good cause, so I didn't know who was going to get it.  Apparently the current owner was very pleased, took one of the two paintings and put back a Hindu-god, a Bengal teapot and a cartoon, haha!  The next two boxes are scheduled for the UK and Taiwan and the fourth will stay in Belgium (for the first owner at least).

The blog: littleboxofgoodies.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/littleboxofgoodies, feel free to like the page!

The first four boxes are going out pretty quickly now, and if it's a success, at least four more will follow.
Thanks for reading, let me know what you think about it, cheers!
Is over!
I've been thinking alot about 'Bitcoin', a recent digital currency, as a way of possible payment for original paintings. 
So I started an online 'shop' at coingig, where you can find some of my paintings for bitcoin.

If you would like any other painting (that's currently available) with payment in bitcoin, feel free to send me a note.

My bitcoin wallet: 1H4WygYKt2AKJgi6S1oEW7W4Qnm1QWryfL
Donations are appreciated, and will be rewarded, cheers!
I have sold every painting but one of my zombie-series "Last Night", so I'm lowering the price for the last original available painting daily, until it sells.  It is currently in an exhibition, so it is possible I'm selling it there, but I wanted to let you all have an opportunity as well.

"Last Night Prologue/Epilogue", first and last (literally now) in the series, 50x70cm, acrylics and oils on canvas.  Original price: € 425 ($575) Friday september 20th: -10%: € 382,- ($517)

Shipping included, painting signed on the back, with certificate of authenticity.  Send a note if you're interested, gone is gone!

Update: Monday september 23rd: -25%: € 318,- ($430)

Update: Sunday september 29th: -40%: € 255,- ($344)

And another update: Wednesday October 2nd: -50%: € 212,- ($287) :)

Final update: Gone!
Nocturn I has been a huge succes so far, the only thing remaining after the preparations, the paintings and the exhibition is a compilation for you to enjoy:
all 40 paintings in a movie, accompanied by the soundscape created exclusively for this series.
Yep, a good friend/fellow artist/musician created a complete soundtrack for the series and exhibition, based on the paintings.

Enjoy a few minutes of the experience: get yourself a glass of your favorite drink, turn off the lights and turn off every iThing that could disturb you, and put some headphones on:
Nocturn as it was meant to be experienced, well, kinda.

Thanks, cheers, and on to the next Nocturn!
.. A mysterious and surrealistic tale in 39 paintings.

Currently in exhibition, I'll be uploading the 39 paintings in three parts, today, wednesday and thursday (in reverse order, so the whole will make sense by then).  Paintings are for sale unless there's a sweet 'sold' in the description.  As they're currently in exhibition, that status can change quickly, so inquire first!  All sizes are 24x30cm (roundabouts 10x12"), oils on canvas.  € 200 for one, lowered prices if you'd want more than one.  Free shipping for DA until sunday 31st of March.
Paypal's nice, enjoy!

Update: I won't be able to put up all paintings by tomorrow, but they will get online, cheers!

Update II: price just went down, yay!, € 175 for one original, a bit less for two or more.  Free shipping till Sunday still on offer, double yay!

Update III: all 40 works are online, free shipping, ah, what the hey, extended till Sunday 7th of April!
The half-price-thinghy is over, but you can expect more of my Nocturn-paintings online soon, yay!
I don't usually lower prices, but this time I'm willing to give it a go: I'm lowering my prices on my last original paintings in the 'Being Steel'-series,
deviant-offer only - so far:

30x40cm (12x16") goes from € 225 to € 120 (yep, that's 50% off) - shipping included
the diptych 40x70 (16x24") goes from € 400 to € 240 (almost 50% off) - shipping included as well

PM if you're interested, certificate of authenticity included, paypal accepted, first come first served, yay!

(€ 120 translates to roundabouts $ 163 of £ 104 (feb 2nd))

Being Steel
Being Steel E1
Being Steel E34
Being Steel 2011

The buyers of these 4 paintings become the sponsors to my next exhibition 'Nocturn', a nightly surrealist tale in 64 (yes!) paintings, accompanied by a book.  So you understand, I can use some funds to buy 64 canvases and to publish the book.  As a sponsor, you can trust me to have a few surprises for you when the exhibition is financed, thanks, cheers!

Update, edit, addendum: if you're not into the Being Steel-series, but are interested in an other original painting that's still available: PM me and make me an offer I can't refuse.  See if I refuse, or not.  Cheers!

Update, edit, II: after two weeks, no takers yet but I'm still offering these at half price.  Previews of the Nocturn-series (which will be 44 instead of 64 paintings, by the way) are coming up, so you'll know what you're sponsoring.  Or if you're interested in paintings from that series: let me know.  Cheers!

Update, edit, yes, again, but the last one at that: almost a month into it now, and -as it's an offer- it won't last for long anymore.  Half price will be available until end of February.  Come March (whatever time zone you're in, that's okay with me..), prices are back to normal.  Cheers!
Quiche, Baby, Quiche, still one of my favourite paintings!
I really like the 'more like this' feature on DA, it keeps me browsing around, finding some excellent stuff.  But when I try to find 'more like..' my own art, DA keps telling me the results aren't very relevant.

Funny, whenever I try to find art like my own, DA redirects me to.. myself.  Anyone tried this and got a similar result?
Cheers!
  • Watching: Darts, yah!
I wanted to share a great moment that happened today, but I have no idea how to post pics in journals, so I have to do it like this.

Someone at the door today.  Now this painting hangs right there as the door goes open.
Quite big, quite impressive (80x120cm - 31x47").

jazochromatic.deviantart.com/a…

"Hi, I'd like to present this, that, yip, yap.. Ah.. Oh, you're a painter, did you paint that?"
"Yeah."

I love it when they give the what the f***!?-face.
And leave quietly.
Excellent.
  • Drinking: a nice glass of rosé, icecube included
I made a little video with the pictures I received from the people who have had one of my traveling paintings.  

Awesome music provided by Embers, thanks!
Check the video out on Youtube, cheers!
My (first?) 24-hour price-lowered experiment ended, with the painting unsold - no candidates showed up.  Not to worry, I never do :D
Cheers!
I marked one of my unsold paintings, here on DA, as my 24-hour experimental-priced painting.

For 24 hours, starting April 5th, 2012, 11:10pm (23:10), until april 6th, 11:10pm (Brussels time zone, that's GMT+1) (check this site to see what time it is), I'm selling this original painting: 30x40cm, (approx 12x16") oils on canvas, shipping costs included for:

the amount of $US equal to the number of views, -minus- the amount of favorites and comments.

Starting this, the views are at 212, minus 5 (comments), minus 3 (favorites), that leaves a starting price of $204, shipping included. My regular price for this size is €225 - that's roundabouts $294.
Seek it out, add it to your favorites and leave comments, that will get the price down. If not sold by april 6th, 23:10, then I'm sorry, but the price goes back to the regular €225.

First buyer to note me gets the deal, if unsure, make a screenshot to confirm the actual views, comments and favs.

UPDATE: Halfway the 24 hour-period: you can find the painting right here
A few months ago I learned there's such a thing as 'exquisite corpse': an art-collaboration where one artists paints (draws) half of a panel (paper) and sends it to another artist, but with only a little border of the painting left visible.  The other artist then completes the painting based on the small visible border.  

*Immy-is-Thinking was the artist that introduced me to the wicked, weird world of the exquisite corpse, so we did a collaboration.  I sent half-a-painting to her and she finished it, this is the bizarre result: Citric bubbles from the other, less chalky Stalk.  How we got the title is a different story!

(Immy has sent me half of a painting as well - I have yet to finish it, though.)

Hope you enjoy this, and do check out *Immy's wonderful world of exquisite corpses!
Cheers!
  • Listening to: Cat purring
  • Drinking: Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee.
My little travelling painting, Passepartout 365 travelled a wee bit further (3675 kilometres/2283 miles to be exactly), from Taipei, Taiwan, to Melaka, Malaysia.  You can see the pictures of his holiday in Melaka here.  The painting is now some 16386 kilometres (10181 miles!) from home (Belgium), and still has until December 31, 2012 to make it back.  Enjoy the adventure!
  • Listening to: Guinea Pigs munching away
  • Drinking: White wine, excellent