I did some painting last week and wanted to take a minute to share it.
Art is tricky for me. The style I can actually create doesn’t line up with what I wish I could create. Painting is a perfect example. I love the Dutch Masters. How do they make silk actually LOOK like silk??? It’s astounding. However, I paint like they probably did when in preschool (only preschool didn’t actually exist then, but you get me.) I have a much more cartoon, fun, funky style, and I’ve been working hard at being okay with I am capable of and maybe even pretty good at.
I posted awhile ago about my box of art supplies and finally pulled the gouache out for the second time for these paintings. I am really loving that gouache!
First I did these two (notice a resemblance to my papercraft? I guess you can tell where my brain is lately.)
Then I took a break and relaxed a bit. I decided to head over to Creative Bug, I’ve talked about them before, and watch some videos. I stumbled upon the Learn how to paint with Gouache with August Wren. (Affiliate Link, I will make a small amount of money if you follow this link and join Creative Bug.) After that, I got back to painting to try what I had seen and painted my first ever portrait. It’s a fun stylized photo of my son from a recent event where he had to wear a suit. He cleans up NICE. He loves this picture and even wants to frame it. I’m pretty happy with it too!
I’d to hear what you’ve been up to lately! Do you ever paint??? Tell me about it in the comments below or contact me!