I hope you are all well today.
I am doing good, still fighting with this cold that doesn't want to go away completely but, oh well, such is winter time I guess.
I have been painting more this week and I wanted to show you two paintings that I finished up on.
The first one I completed about two weeks ago.
It is ok, nothing spectacular, I was learning about reflections and practicing my beach grass and just playing with colors.
I am not thrilled with how it came out but that's ok, I learned about distances and details and trying to reflect a time of day or type of weather.
My next painting I did on a bigger canvas, 12 x 24.
This one took me a while and a couple of do-overs.
That is what I love about acrylics, if you don't like it you can paint right over it and start again.
I found that I love masking tape. :)
It really helps so much.
It was fun trying new things with colors, especially with the sand.
I would have never guessed that you would used blues and purples in the sand but when they are mixed with other colors I was having so much fun applying them.
I was really nervous about the driftwood and I have found that blocking in colors and then layering really helps. Above I blocked in the driftwood and then later added the details.
Same with the grasses (though I still need to work on them) blocking in a section and then building on it works much easier than painting every blade of grass and gives depth to the area.
I am pretty happy with how this turned out, there are still lots of things that I need to improve on like waves, grass, color mixing and glazing.
I had a good time with this one though and took my time completing steps on different days and it helped that I could walk away when I wasn't doing so well.
Some of you expressed your interest in picking up that brush again and I say go for it!!
I am really enjoying this and find myself actually finding myself!
Does that makes sense?
I am happy when I am painting and I have even found myself thinking about what kind of painter I want to be, finding a style and a certain feel to my paintings.
More on that later though,
right now I am enjoying the journey and seeing what I can do.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!