I’m taking a bit of a break from blogging, making sure I go outside as much as I can. Gotta take in that tiny bit of sunlight before it goes away in winter. A walk in the forest by the beach with my brother was the inspiration for this painting.
I finally had the time and energy to make another painting. It’s been a while. Lately, I’ve seen so many cool paintings of nature and I noticed that I was always captivated by the ones that only consisted of 2-3 colors. Especially the ones using different shades of purple and blue. So I decided to make my own painting using only Light Ultramarine Blue, Vivid Violet, Titanium White and Mars Black. I think it turned out alright. When the light hits the painting just right, it warms up the whole room.
I had a dream about an arctic fox made of snow, wandering around in a snowy landscape. There was no way I wasn’t going to paint it. I think it turned out pretty good, too. It’s not as colorful as all of my other paintings, but it still looks nice on a white wall.
Yesterday I visited my local forest on a sunny day to get some much needed fresh air and sunshine. I’m lucky, I’m not in quarantine (yet) because of a certain rampant virus, so now is the time to enjoy being outdoors. (Edit: I was there alone, so don’t worry, there was no risk of spreading the virus or getting infected). The sound of woodpeckers was everywhere. It’s been years since I last heard that sound and of course that inspired me to do another painting. This time, I only used a spatula to give it a rougher look. I think it turned out okay, even though I still need some practice.
I accidentally ordered way too much pink acrylic paint and had to think of ways to use the three tubes I received. One of the first ideas I had was to make a cute little painting of a robin in a cherry blossom tree. It worked out well, I think. Unfortunately, I still have three entire tubes of pink paint left.
I wanted to fill a blank space on my living room wall with another painting and waves were the first thing that popped up in my head after a quick nap. This painting took me roughly 2 hours to make. Even though there’s nothing really special about it, it works nicely as a conversation starter. I may need to add more detail to it later, when I have the time. Acrylic paint, 60×50 cm canvas.