Recently the trailers for Borderlands 3 started coming out. This is a game that I’ve been waiting for for around five years so I’m quite excited. I’ve also been developing my painting style a little and quite like the abstract faces I’ve started painting. So, putting these two things together I’ve painted one of my […]
Alongside getting mad at Watercolour paints and deciding that I really don’t like them I painted something else while waiting for it to dry. I really think my work lacks quality with Watercolours but I’ll find a way to use them in future to avoid it being a total waste of money. For now this […]
Today I’ve realised how much I don’t like Watercolour paints. I started painting, just going with it and painting with them just doesn’t feel good in any way. I ended up with this weird mess: So, a pig with some underpants, some badly done trees, a spider, a really badly done rhino and some beer […]
My second use of Watercolour paints has created a portrait of a woman’s face which has shown me how hard the colours are to control and how to use darker colours for edges.
I’ve bought some watercolour paints and just started doing whatever entered my head on the paper to get a feel for how they work. My first go, playing with a new toy so because the journey is where the fun is here is my early play. Once again my poor photography has left something else […]
Using the same idea as the ‘Eyes’ painting (water mixed with paints) I painted a background in blue, orange and purple then used a slightly damp brush to blend them together a bit. After letting it dry I used more wet paints to paint the tree itself and the few other features of the painting. […]
As I’m fairly inexperienced as an artist (having painted less than ten in recent memory) I have to keep trying different things to try and improve. I tried mixing my ready mixed paints with water and painted some eyes with the result. Some look better than others but it’s nice to see how it went […]
Another painting of mine, this time another face. This one looks a little odd but other than the background I only used black and white paint. There’s something weird about it but I like the style for painting faces with my ready mixed paints.
My latest painting is a bit of an odd one which I find thought provoking in a different way. It makes me wonder what art really is. I started with a page of white card which I painted black. I then filled the page with random green dots and slightly bigger markings to see where […]
This time I’ve tried to do a painting in the style of Bob Ross using a few techniques that he shows on TV. Bob Ross uses canvas, oil paints and an easel with a wide selection of brushes and paint colours whereas I’ve used card, ready mixed paints and the brushes that were quite different […]
After flowers and self portraits, a ship or boat of some kind seemed like the right choice for my next subject. Over four days using ready mix paints and water with a small sponge on a stick as well as two paint brushes I painted the picture below (sadly I’m not a great photographer so […]
This one was the first painting I did, it was just to help me get a feel for the brushes I have. A flower seemed like a simple first subject as qualities like brightness, shape and a stem would make it easily recognisable so even if it went wrong it would be repairable to a […]
Brush strokes, The painters path, A calming pursuit, Eases wrath, Even the unskilled, As young as children, Find new excitement, Time is filled, The path I walk it, Tiptoeing along, Practicing new things, For an hour I’ll sit. I recently decided to take up painting as a new hobby. It’s good because it can be […]