Tag: painting

The Stream of Dreams

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.

Acrylic paint, 40×50 cm canvas.

Painting of a woodpecker in the forest

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.

Acrylic paint, 30×40 cm canvas.

Underneath the waves

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.

Portal 2, acrylic painting

This painting was a Christmas gift for my brother. He’s a bit of a gamer and I wanted to give him something personal for a change. He introduced me to the Portal series and I instantly fell in love with GLaDOS and the general atmosphere in the game. This is probably the game I’ve played the most on PC. I’m actually kind of proud of this one.

I’ve been painting with acrylics for a year now, and I only just learned to correctly estimate how intense the colors will be when the paint dries on the canvas. Acrylic paint (at least the brands I’ve been using) shift color and turn out way too intense when they dry out, which has been pretty frustrating. The real world doesn’t look like a Photoshop image with the saturation set to max.

Acrylic paint, 40×30 cm canvas.