It was a challenge to paint but I got there in the end. I had to re-do the colours a few times but the overall effect turned out quite nice in the end.
I sketched this 3 times, with 3 different girls. I painted it on canvas paper and I mucked up my colours a hundred different ways. The savannah blanket started as gooey mess. I used an old sample paint pot for my apartment wall. I forgot this kind of paint does not dry as well and is a completely different consistency to acrylic. It looked like a pile of pancake mix to begin with (grin!). I then added a touch of brown and it turned all muddy haha! I then added yellow and red haha! Still did not work. I painted this section a lot!
The girl. Well I am still really new at drawing figures. Learning. I have lots lots to learn. I painted her skin colour with the same wall paint and so had a lot of fixing to do. I finally got the colour right and changed her hair a lot. I realised I really did not know how to define lines without overemphasising them with small paintbrush. I need to educate myself. Any practised artists out there please share. I ended up using a slightly darker skin tone pencil in the end. I am still learning how to do highlights on the hair so I used gold paint instead.
The giraffes. Well they looked gorgeous in pencil I then added brown splodges haha! and it did not exactly turn out how I would of liked. However, I still think its okay. I used gold paint for the giraffes lighter colouring.
The sky. Totally new to sunrise/sunset skies. I just played with colour to be honest on this section of the painting.
The whole idea around this piece of art was to be wrapped in the blanket and landscape of nature. What a wonderful world!
Oh and I just wanted to add my emotions sometimes when painting.
Perfectionist, self-critical and I cuss a lot – some of the time (grin).
This was a very quick abstract. I had some paint left in my palette and really felt the need to express a feeling onto the page. I was questioning something and felt unsure of the answer. I painted this painting and afterwards I lay on my bed and pondered the question further it became clear and I knew what to do. The paint was part of my process of unveiling what was inside me.
I spent a couple of days immersed in this underwater playground. It’s quite a simple pencil sketch but I love seahorses and just wanted to colour in for the day. I love the idea of breathing and living underwater – how about you?
I hope to upload more art over the coming weeks and will when I can. At the moment I am painting a few canvasses for Christmas gifts for family and its taken up a lot of time. And as they are surprises I can’t post here – yet lol!
Tomorrow is the full moon and I wanted to do something for my sacred space. This painting became something very different to what I initially imagined. Continue reading
Overcoming my fear of paint again today. I must remind myself not to apologise for my art when sharing it. Musn’t compare one piece with another as its all different and its all new and its all me, bumpy bits, colour, imperfections…. all a reflection of the inner me and I am no longer going to apologise for me or my art. Continue reading
This past 2 weeks I have felt like I have had a case of artists block. While my comfort level with pens and pencils is okay I was having a somewhat phobic reaction to using paint. I know it is just old programming from my childhood coming up to be heard. So today, thinking nothing would happen I was planning to go lie down in bed and do some healing on myself. However, something entirely different happened. Continue reading
My friends little girl is turning 2 soon. I wanted to make her a simple picture for her bedroom wall. She loves cats, bees and cows (grin). So I just put them all into one drawing. Its got a little sheen to photo as I took it after I had put it into a frame for her birthday. It makes me smile.
This painting came on a day that I had a lot of emotional stuff going on. I had no clue what I was painting. My ‘mind’ had decided to paint a road but it turned into a willowey wisp of a willow tree. And the owl? a complete surprise he just appeared. I was singing a song, some tears streaming down my face, asking what was hidden inside me, hidden inside my soul.
A few months back I decided to pick up my brush and start painting again. I had not painted since I was 15-16 years of age (not ‘properly’ anyway). I had painted a few years back but it was at a time when my inner child just needed to express with colour. It was a healing process, like all my art now, my inner child wanted to paint and splosh with paint and loved playing with colour, but I had never sat down and thought “I am going to paint ‘A Painting’ “.So with my first ever easel I Continue reading