Paradox en Diva Dance zijn een prachtig duo en een geweldige uitdaging om te tekenen.

Ik heb eerst met aquarelverf een basis gemaakt op aquarelpapier.  Als het papier goed droog was heb ik er  zes 3Z tiles uit geknipt. RIck’s Paradox en Diva Dance  werden erop getekend ( zwarte pen) en afgewerkt met blauwe en groene kleurpotloden en tenslotte met een witte gelpen. Ik heb vervolgens een mosaïec gemaakt. De afzonderlijke tiles kunnen in een andere richting gelegd worden, dan krijg je natuurlijk een heel andere werk.

Rick’s Paradox and Diva Dance are a lovely couple and a wonderful challenge to draw.

I began to make a painting with watercolors. When the paper was dry, I have cut six 3Z tiles and have drawn Rick’s Paradox and Diva Dance (with a black pen) I finished with blue and green colorpencils and a white gellypen.  A mosaïc was made  with the tiles. When you put them in another direction, you will get a total different work.

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  1. 61
    Lianne says:

    What an amazing composition. I love the diva dance peeking through & your white highlights are just perfect.

  2. 59

    Very beautiful! Your watercolored paper is gorgeous!

    • 60
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Holly. When you are drawing with colorpencils on an already watercolored paper, the colours become a little more stronger.

  3. 57
    Susan Theron says:

    What a great idea using the 3Z tiles creating a wonderful looking mosaic.

  4. 55
    Don Wilka says:

    Love the color of the tiles. Your work looks so precise. I was hoping you would have posted pictures with the tiles in different positions.

    • 56
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Don. I’m sorry I didn’t post with the tiles in different positions. I’ve made the tiles separately and they I have glued them on a paper. I didn’ t think about showing them in another direction.

  5. 53
    HeidiSue says:

    this is so tactile. I want to pick it up and find the Diva Dance strings “behind” the piece. And the color is just stunning.

  6. 51
    Priscilla DeConti says:

    Your work is always lovely and this is no exception!!!

  7. 48

    Stunning! I love this idea! Please show us a photo of them in another direction. So cool!

    • 50
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Kate for your kind words. I’m glad you like this work. First, I have drawn the tangles on the 3Z tiles. When I finished the drawing, I have glued them on a piece of paper. I’m sorry but I can’t put them anymore in another position, but I know it is possible and it will give a different result.

  8. 47

    Wow, Ria! This is absolutely fabulous. The colors, the composition. It’s all perfect. I, too, love the 3Z tiles; and putting them together this way is genius.

    • 49
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Audrie for this nice compliment. In fact, this was very simple to draw, thanks to the 3Z tiles.

  9. 45
    Heike says:

    How beautiful! I love the shades of blue.

    • 46
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Heike for this compliment. I like your compositon too, it is a beautiful result for this challenge.
      I’m very sorry to say that I am not on social media, so I can’t give feedback by that way.

  10. 41
    Duane says:

    Ria: I just wanted to say that I found your new tangle that Linda Farmer put on Tanglepatterns. It’s Zimba. I have been playing with it for about an hour and find it intriguing and fun to play around with. It is rather easy to make the basic one, but when you want to put more squares together it gets a bit complicated but challenging. I like it.

    • 44
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you DUane for your kind words. I’m always happy with comments. We can all learn from each other and I’m glad you like my new tangle.
      I think there are more possibilities to change the basic pattern and it will give fun to explore. A bit of challenge, keeps our minds young.
      By this way, I want to thank you also for your subcription.

  11. 40
    LezliB says:

    Your challenge piece for this week is amazing! I love the mosaic that you made out of the 3Z tiles. The color is beautiful and the intertwining of the two tangles is spot on. Love it!

    • 43
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Lezli for your kind words, I love those 3Z tiles because they are so easy to make nice mosaics with. When you look at only one tile, you can see how easy it was to make this mosaic.

  12. 39
    Trudi says:

    Beautiful, lovely colour and composition.

  13. 36
    Anna Mayer says:

    WOW, it is perfect !!!

  14. 35
    Gudrun S. says:

    This blue Paradox hexagon with a little Diva Dance is fantastic 🙂

    • 37
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Gudrun for always giving nice comments.
      This week, you have made a wonderful compostion on that 3Z tile. I love it very much!

  15. 31
    csibulle says:

    I like this blue tile color and the tanglation also.

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    Melissa says:


  17. 29

    This is an inspiration! Thank you for sharing it! Beautiful job.

  18. 25
    Jean Chaney says:

    Oh, Ria, how pretty that is with the Diva Dance weaving through in the full mosaic!

  19. 24

    Very beautiful in blue :-)!!!

  20. 23
    Carmela says:

    Prachtig idee om de diva dance op deze manier te verweven. Ook de blauwe kleur en de schaduw is geweldig mooi. Prachtig.

  21. 18
    Ilse says:

    Mooi en spannend resultaat, mede door de witte stukjes Diva Dance op de blauwe achtergrond. Origineel ook om er een mozaïek van te maken!

    • 22
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Ilse. Die kleine 3Z tiles vragen gewoon om er een mozaïek mee te maken, ze zijn daar ideaal voor.

  22. 17
    Deanne B says:

    Wow Ria! What an awesome and innovative Idea! Amazing colours! I would love to see all the variations your tiles would create! Would you mind if I gave your idea a try? 🙂

    • 21
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Deanne, I’m very glad you like this result. I have just made one example but I’m sure, other variations are possible. I’m very curious to see more options and I wish you success!

  23. 16
    michele says:

    Wow! This is brilliant Ria. It’s so beautiful and I wanna go make this right now! Thank you for yet another great dose of inspiration;-)

  24. 15
    mm says:

    Weer een juweeltje…letterlijk en figuurlijk! Prachtig!

    • 19
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Maddy. Dit was echter geen moeilijk werk. Gewoon, met een dikke pen, Rick’s Paradox op 6 driehoekjes tekenen en aan mekaar leggen. Voor de DIva Dance erdoor, kan je goed zien op het filmpje hoe dat gaat en het blauw is helderder geworden omdat de basis al aquarelverf was.

  25. 13
    Karen says:

    Lovely work…I love the colour and the mosaic idea!

  26. 11
    Bine says:

    Wow, Ria , I’m thrilled about this gorgeous Mosaic – I love the blue colour.

  27. 5

    Wow! What a pretty little thing! The blue and green makes this stand out!

    • 10
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Anita for your kind words. It is nice to use now and then the watercolours. When the paper is dry and you are drawing with ordinary colorpencils on the paper, the colours become stronger and brighter and I like that.

  28. 4
    Maggibee says:

    This is gorgeous. The colours are stunning and the initial idea is pure genius. I love it!

  29. 3
    Simone says:

    Oh Ria, this is such a great work! I love the idea with the 3z mosaic – Paradox is just perfect for that. Diva dance is dancing around… The colours remind me to summer holidays… ILOVE it!

    • 8
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Vielen Dank Simone für ihre freundliche Wörter. I’m fond of these 3Z tiles, they are wonderful to make mosics.

  30. 2
    Annemarie says:

    Wat mooi en wat een leuk idee om zes dezelfde te maken!!!

    • 7
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Annemarie. Eigenlijk valt Paradox op zo’n driehoekje best mee en door ze aan mekaar te leggen, krijg je een nog mooier resultaat.

  31. 1
    Duane says:

    Now, there it is. A very good way to do this Duo tangle thing. I like the way you interwove the dance with paradox. And paradox is a rather complex arrangement and done beautifully.

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