This last week or so, I’ve not been posting at my usual rate. However, this has been for a very nice and creative reason. The reason being, I’ve been messing around with paint in my free time and I truly mean messing.
Last time I painted, was as a child. As an adult, painting is actually kind of intimidating and sharing what I’ve painted, is even more nerve-wracking. These are my first attempts at painting. I hope you enjoy. If anything, I’ll up lift your mood with my attempts at painting.
I started off with watercolour. As you can see from the shape of my page, some thorough messing took place.
But, it’s fine. I just waited until it was dry and painted a winter tree on the page. Then pretended that, I meant to do this and named the piece, The Winter Sun.
After my messing with the watercolours, I had to be a bit more serious with the Acrylic paint and actually set of to paint something. Which was kind of hard, when all I wanted to do was throw the paint at the page and see what happens.
The Acrylic paint wasn’t as straight forward as the watercolours and had to be done in layers. So, it took a hell of a longer to complete and because of this, I thought it might be nice to share each stage of the process, instead of just posting the finished piece.
Layer 1- Painting the blueprints.Drawing lightly in pencil first, might have been a better idea. I just painted straight onto the paper and I messed up a lot.
Layer 2- Adding colour and trying to correct my mistakes in Layer 1. Essentially, were you can save the painting and hide your muck ups.
Layer 3- Highlights and adding light and white. (Last Layer)
I like to give everything a name, so I’ve named this painting, Bathing in a River of Poison.
Hope you enjoyed this post. I had loads of fun messing with paints, but to be honest I still prefer pencil drawing a lot more.