A Creative Block Project – Day 9

Full disclosure here: I didn't start this with an intention and it didn't result in any strong output for me. That and also I'm working on a new painting that is developing into something I'm really enjoying... I'll start posting on that in a few days, but for now... I started with a wet paper … Continue reading A Creative Block Project – Day 9

A Creative Block Project – Day 8

I feel I went out a little further on a limb for this one. I I have seen how salt mottles watercolour paints and wondered if it would do the same to ink... Well, not quite. The ink must have some alcohol or another form of solvent that isn't waterbed, so the salt didn't gather … Continue reading A Creative Block Project – Day 8

A Creative Block Project – Day 7

Following the interesting results of Day 5 where I used a very wet varnish bruh to drag the pigments across the page, I decided to try it again, only a little differently. This time I painted in the large spaces with pigment... less than usual and it started to dry fast. I had a feeling … Continue reading A Creative Block Project – Day 7

A Creative Block Project – Day 5

I needed to do something different today or get too bored and stop this project cold. I started with the stylized flower with a black brush marker and then drew halo-lines around it with my ink brushes. I really disliked the halo and found the colours just didn't mix well that way. I let myself … Continue reading A Creative Block Project – Day 5

A Creative Block Project – Day 4

I was feeling very unenthused about making this today. I left it this morning and headed to work thinking I'd be admitting I just didn't feel like doing this today... my tank still feels empty. Well, I guess teaching art helps me have a different perspective. I'm just not sure how or why, but it … Continue reading A Creative Block Project – Day 4

A Creative Block Project – Day 3

I'm choosing to call this one "World War Two". It reminds me of scenes from the old war movies. I couldn't say which one, much less what era of filmmaking I think it comes. from, but it's clearly from war movies for me. Maybe it's the end scenes of Apocalypse Now. I started with putting … Continue reading A Creative Block Project – Day 3

Isolation Landscape – Repainted on Commission – Blending and Colours

Yesterday, I decided to take a risk and increase the contrast of the foreground by using a chrome oxide green. It still felt a little off. As I allowed my eye to wander across and over the canvas, I felt the problem was the free-floating horizon line... it needed to blend in more and become … Continue reading Isolation Landscape – Repainted on Commission – Blending and Colours

Isolation Landscape – Repainted on Commission – Initial Horizon

I've been staring at this for over a week now and trying to imagine a grassy horizon line... hoping it would cut the page and add tension between the foreground and sky. It feels wrong or in complete at this point... just a random line that floats in space without attachment to either the foreground … Continue reading Isolation Landscape – Repainted on Commission – Initial Horizon

Isolation Landscape – Repainted on Commission – Of Course! It’s Yellow!

Yesterday we discussed the crossroads one might face when painting... initial colours don't always work best for the composition, for the expression. I had in mind that there was a need for yellow and that need was expressed clearly by my nephew Mat, for whom I'm painting this. I also mentioned that I was still … Continue reading Isolation Landscape – Repainted on Commission – Of Course! It’s Yellow!

Isolation Landscape – Repainted by commission – My first dilemma…

Yesterday's post set up the serenity journey I'm on for my nephew, Mat... I found my tension colours to indicate some if the struggles and triumphs, but as in all journeys... there are things that must change for it to continue... we sometimes need to redirect... In this case, I have two crossroads to choose. … Continue reading Isolation Landscape – Repainted by commission – My first dilemma…