When you feel like painting something that is unexpected or new to you, go for it. Especially if you feel some anxiety at the start, you might think, “I could never paint this” or “If I do it, I’ll never show it to anyone”. Well, if you think this way, you must try it because it might turn out to be the key that unlocks your next series or the next step in your painting process.
Last week, I decided to do my research for the Silent Skies project and find some pictures of the selected … More
Well, the three charity shows of November are over. These causes are very important to me. I am very happy … More
This is the eight and nine paintings of a series of small contemporary forests I am working on. … More
Here are some thoughts on varnishing and finishing a painting. When the time comes to finish a painting, my varnish … More
As I am tackling numbers 7 to 12, I am hoping to look at the subject with new eyes and find new ways to design my contemporary forests. Some things I could explore are putting more emphasis on shapes or changing the color relationships.
As mentioned in my previous post, after these paintings, it seems like I’ve run out of ideas to depict my contemporary forests in primary colors. Despite wanting to, I won’t give in and change either my subject or the colors I decided to use (how tempting).
This is the fourth of a series of small contemporary forests I am working on. The previous painting of the … More
But that’s OK because the point of attending an art workshop is to learn something new, be it a new medium, subject matter or technique. You have to go into a workshop with an open mind and should not be expecting to come out with a finished piece ready to hang on your wall. That is not the point of a workshop.
Here is a piece of information I came across lately that could be useful for fellow artists. First off … More