Here is my painting of the Monmouthshire/Brecon canal near cwmbran, Wales. This is the first step of my painting process. I’ve sketched out roughly where everything is going to be and I started with the background first. It’s much easier to work from the background to the foreground when painting. You can create a lot of depth and distance by getting this technique right.
Next is a small video of me doing some of the trees. If you watch closely, I’m using a very light pressure on the paint brush and just adding a few dark leaves to form the shape of he tree.
And here is more of the water done before the last push to completing this Acrylic painting on stretched canvas.
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My latest Acrylic painting on stretched canvas of the Monmouthshire/Brecon Canal. We walk along the canal often and my partner rides to and from work along the canal. He took the reference photo for this painting. It’s slightly bigger than an A4 size of paper.
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So for Day 18 I’ve done yet more faces. The scribble face is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it is to help loosen up and reduce the need for an eraser. I enjoyed drawing it and trying not to lift my pencil off the paper. I’m now ready to start drawing from pictures. The second face is another face from my imagination.
A poppy I painted a while ago. This and many other paintings and prints are in my Etsy Store. Go check them out!!
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Flowers! My favourite flowers in the whole world are lilies! I love the different colours. So I thought I might draw a few different types of flowers. I obviously need to work on shading but I like the general shape of them all. While researching flowers I was so surprised at the amount of different kinds of orchids there are,and the different colours they come in! WOW!!
Below, is the start of a portrait I’m doing of my monkeys. It’s my ‘take my time’ piece that I hope to finish. If you’ve been reading my posts then you know faces elude me. So I think this will be a great help for me to improve my skills. I think it’s really important to tackle the things you find the hardest head on. There is no point sticking your head in the sand!
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I decided to take the plunge and become a professional artist. Here you will be able to follow me through the highs and lows of becoming an artist and in my life. So here goes nothing! You can purchase this price and many others on my etsy shop:
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