i never finished this cute gal (overworked her to death, sadly) but here’s my fave pic of her before she was drowned in layers of acrylic!
around 70-80% of my free time (mornings, evenings, days off, etc) is spent being artistic in SOME capacity. days where i’m not painting with acrylics, i’m drawing in my sketchbook, playing with watercolours, or ink pens. days where i’m not visually artistic in some way, i’ve likely been doing creative writing, or perhaps out with my camera. my absolute favorite, though, are sunny days off with wide open windows and a large blank canvas in front of me. heaven!
i’ve been practicing drawing more natural elements, such as animals, and so far owls have been one of my favourites! here’s a brightly coloured barn owl that i’ve been working on. it’s taking more time then normal, but i’m enjoying her so far! what’s your favourite animal to paint? let me know!
this is a 24×36″ acrylic on canvas with a gel matte finish! The finish is new, and makes it feel so fancy (to me, anyways). i have plans to properly photograph this with my dslr, so here’s an iphone pic to enjoy in the meantime!
i’m thinking about spring colours today, the daffodils in my neighbour’s yard and the yellow roses outside my work building, and the pink cherry blossoms by the water! i’m feeling inspired and positively motivated. after work, i plan to pick up another 24×36″ canvas to play with on my days off.
spring is coming! the combo of new spring colours along with the bright blues of the pacific ocean near my house are very inspiring. i’m enjoying painting with my windows open for a spring breeze and the sound of birdsongs – here are some colour studies to enjoy.
watercolours and white gel pen on a sunny late October afternoon.
watercolours and ink from my summer in muskoka, ontario, 2017.
honestly, i’m over the moon with this 4×6 foot painting. i did it in an all-nighter with a palate knife and some great music. the colours and the movement are wonderful to me, and while i know there is most definitely room for improvement, i would love to keep workin on a large scale such as this one. more big canvases for me please!
do you prefer to work on a large or small scale? let me know!