03.01.2017: Endings and Beginnings

Happy New Year! Pre-Christmas I was a little busy with commissions  (which I had more of than I anticipated); I am really excited to be able to share them with you now: Although portraits are not my thing, I was very pleased to be asked to do this. I thoroughly enjoyed painting Little Jac, and hope to…

Wednesday, 16th: New Things

Here are a couple new things I have done in accordance to earlier stages in my paintings;             Sadly, I don’t think the last one worked as well as what I would have liked. Also, I am having difficultly in painting back how I used to now, but I don’t…

Monday, 31st: Forgetful

Truthfully, I will admit I am prone to forgetting things at times. I forgot to turn the oven off last night, frequently forget to turn lights off, and significantly to taking photographs of my art work before they are gone, etc etc. I go through stages of efficiency,  but I guess everyone does – right?…

October, 19th: Is Bigger, Better?

I have equipped myself with a 90cm diameter canvas, and a 2 inch brush. Let the fun begin; This painting is meant to based on a palette similar to Untitled #7, however, at the moment the painting has become very dark. Interestingly, as the outer lighting got lighter, the paint I began to use was darker. This…

Thursday, 6th: Thoughtless

        When I think of flowers, I think of pink roses, white orchids,  yellow daisies. I am starting to believe I use flowers as a metaphor for thought, infusing semantic meanings and dispositions with each petal. These petals are ‘drowned’ amongst empty spaces, voids I create.   “The happiest of people avoid…

Saturday, 1st: Monkeying Around

I don’t know if it is just laziness or excuses,  but I believe if you put too much effort into something, you can ruin it. Over work, over emphasise, over think. So I find doing commission work a great release and break from university work,  although it can be argued that I could have progressed so…

Tuesday, 27th: Conflictions

Complimentary Contrasting Conflictions I am not sure if I am actually distinguishing a difference between these words as of late. Initially, my colours pull themselves together in a complimentary format – but then again can create high contrasts. Lately it seems as though my work is a confliction to itself. My last tutorial (around 3…

Monday, 12th: Pups and Plants

A couple pieces I have been working on as of late; My little pooch, Pablo. This little guy is very special to me, and I am so pleased I have managed to at least slightly capture a resemblance to him. The past week, I will admit, he has been playing up like crazy – to…