I’ve gotten into doing quick, small paintings at the moment. Usually to get myself into the mood before I start concentrating on other works.
I’m really enjoying them, and I love doing skies of extreme colour.
I’m finding them to be a real escape, there is something rhythmic and relaxing in producing them.
So two weeks ago i professed to be posting a video within a few days which was to be the first of a once monthly, tutorial, or art technique exploration. I actually recorded it the next day, and then failed to make any blog posts for nearly two weeks! For that I can only apologize, however I have been busy and exhausted all the time recently.
So without further ado: This video is a very brief overview of how I personally use water colours. It isn’t fantastic, and I really want to a get a better camera, find a clever way to rig it up, and maybe a better video editing program.
Also sorry if i’m unintelligible, i have quite a quick, quiet voice.
I’ m not sure how well known I’ve made it, but I love frogs. I actually Paint them a lot, but usually I paint horned frogs, Bullfrogs and other big fat ground dwelling species. Last night i started new paintings to try out painting the negative spaces rather than the positive. ( WIP here) I chose to add some dart frogs, specifically Darts from the Oophaga Pumilio (Strawberry) family, as I think they are really beautiful, and come I so many colour morphs.
I finished them late last night. In all I’m rather happy, they have a much looser, “painterly” look, especially the one with the yellow frog.
In all I think the negative space painting can be really effective. I shall be doing more.
Finally finished this! I’m still not 100% happy, but I am so rusty with these pet portraits. I ended up cropping the page down and reducing the size of the painting as the whole right side would have been black otherwise, also, I really like square(ish) pictures.