#21 Paintings by Helena-Reet Ennet: “His Highness Mouse the First” (series – painting nr.6), October 2020

#21 Paintings by Helena-Reet Ennet: “His Highness Mouse the First” (series – painting nr.6), October 2020

At the beginning of October, I painted every day and several new paintings were completed, now I will post them one after another. As always, I prefer acrylic on canvas. If you ask me why, I have to admit that I just never used oil paints. Never. Acrylic paints were acquired first, and since they dry quickly, I have remained faithful to them. The paintings in my mouse series are still all upright and measure 30×40 cm. This is now the sixth painting in the series, half of the 12 paintings originally planned. To be honest, my ambitions have grown a bit .. I thought that 12 paintings to illustrate this upcoming children´s book is not enough – I will do more! So right now I’m thinking about 36 mouse paintings! Since we won a competition at the Estonian National Museum (I can organize an art exhibition with my works on a 130m2 exhibition area in the spring 2021), I am so full of enthusiasm and desire that I want to achieve even more! It is such a great feeling that such an opportunity opened up and I really try to do my best to get the maximum possible result! I really want this exhibition to succeed!  Of course, time flies fast and, alongside other activities (children, home, NordenBladet, etc.), it is very difficult to find free time. I am planning paintings, ceramics, display of herbs etc for the exhibition, and we will also make an E&S presentation (we will show the products and explain how our care products are made).

But now some more words about the sixth painting! In this painting, His Highness Mouse the First is in the bathroom, sitting in the bath (more precisely in a wooden barrel). At first, I made muddy green rubbers next to the bath, but for some reason they bothered me, and then I painted the work so that only the water that had fallen over the edge of the bath remained. The bathroom window is decorated with a beautiful yellow curtain (it was Ivanka’s idea!) And a gorgeous lamp with four candles hangs on the ceiling. A heavy wooden door with wrought iron details is open. The mouse is completely bare in this painting, and its usual ruler ‘s crown, a gorgeous vest with a large collar, and a sword that has passed through several previous pictures are not presented. As you can see, this painting has not yet been signed. I decided that from this painting, the pictures will not be signed until they have been scanned into computer for the book (I don’t want every picture in the children’s book to have my signature). 🙂

Oktoobri algul maalisin iga päev ning mitu uut maali sai valmis, nüüd siis järjest postitan neid. Nagu ikka eelistan akrüüli lõuendil. Kui küsite miks, siis pean tunnistama, et pole lihtsalt õlivärve kunagi kasutanud. Mitte kunagi. Esmalt said soetatud akrüülvärvid ja kuna need kuivavad kiirelt, olengi nendele truuks jäänud. Minu hiire-seeria maalid on siiani kõik püstised ning mõõtmetega 30×40 cm.  See on siis nüüd kuues maal sellest seeriast ehk siis algselt plaanitud 12 maalist on pooled tehtud. Tegelikult töö käigus on mu ambitsioonid väheke kasvanud.. mõtlesin, et mis raamat see ikka 12 pildiga on – teen rohkem! Seega praegu mõtlen juba umbes 36st hiire-maalist! Kuna võitsime konkursil Eesti Rahva Muuseumis (ERM) näituse (saan kevadel korraldada 130m2 näitusepinnal oma töödega kunstinäituse), olen nii innustust ja teotahet täis, et aina utsitan ennast veelgi rohkemat saavutama! Nii mega tunne on, et selline võimalus avanes ning püüan tõesti anda endast maksimumi, et tulemus tuleks maksimaalselt hea! Tahan väga, et see näitus õnnestuks! Aeg lendab muidugi kiiresti ning teiste toimetuste kõrvalt (lapsed, kodu, NordenBladet jne) on aega näpistada suhteliselt keeruline. Näitusele plaanin ju maale, keraamikat, ravimtaimi ning samuti teeme E&S esitluse (näitame tooteid ja selgitame kuidas meie hooldustooted valmivad).

Aga nüüd veel kuuendast maalist! Sellel maalil on Tema Kõrgeausus Hiir Esiemene” vannis (õigemini puidust tünnis). Algul tegin vanni kõrvale porised rohelised kummikud, aga millegipärast need jäid mind häirima ning siis maalisin töö nii üle, et jäi vaid üle vanniääre maha läinud vesi. Vannitoa akent ehib ilus kollane kardin (see oli Ivanka idee!) ning laes ripub uhke nelja küünlaga lamp. Raske sepistatud detailidega puituks on praokil. Hiir on sellel maalil täiesti paljas ning tema tavapärast valitseja krooni, uhket suure kraega vesti ning mitmelt varasemalt pildilt läbi jooksnud mõõka pole. Nagu te näete, ei ole see maal veel allkirjastatud. Otsustasin, et alates sellest maalist ei allkirjasta pilte enne, kui nad on raamatu jaoks sisse skaneeritud (ei taha, et lasteraamatu igal pildil minu allkiri on).. eks siis esimestelt piltidelt tuleb allkiri maha photoshoppida. 🙂


“His Highness Mouse the First” (series – painting nr.6)
acrylic painting (30x40cm)
not signed yet
{painted by Helena-Reet Ennet, 2020 October}

Here are some examples of partial work and some details:
Siin on näha näiteid poolikust tööst ja toon välja mõned detailid valmis maalist:














 

 

Look also the other paintings from this Mouse-series:
Vaata ka Hiire-seeria teisi maale:

#16 Paintings by Helena-Reet Ennet: “His Highness Mouse the First” (series – painting nr.1), September 2020 + children’s book idea!
#17 Paintings by Helena-Reet Ennet: “His Highness Mouse the First” (series – painting nr.2), September 2020
#18 Paintings by Helena-Reet Ennet: “His Highness Mouse the First” (series – painting nr.3), September 2020
#19 Paintings by Helena-Reet Ennet: “His Highness Mouse the First” (series – painting nr.4), September 2020
#20 Paintings by Helena-Reet Ennet: “His Highness Mouse the First” (series – painting nr.5), October 2020









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