Well there have been many distractions, I’ve been distracted, from what I really want to paint. I’ve let some things get in the way and it took a distraction to remind me. Painting in itself is great but sometimes the subject isn’t quite in line with what my heart truly … Continue reading
While summer has been busy for the hospitality industry everywhere, this past week has been especially busy for my day job. Draining, as well. Coming off of a 7-day stretch isn’t conducive to creativity under normal circumstances, either. So, for my two days off, the majority of my time was … Continue reading
It’s not fun. It’s like, well, waiting for paint to dry. At this time there are several reasons why I am waiting. For one, paintings cannot be varnished when wet, it smudges the paint. There is also the problem of continuing work before a previous layer is fully dry. Finally, … Continue reading
Today I am pretty excited and I wanted to share with you why.
There are quite obviously a couple ways to approach painting of any kind, but there are two that have stuck out to me lately. The “control freak” and the “go with the flow” approaches. First, let me explain something about myself. I am a very messy individual, if you were … Continue reading
I had an idea a while back that is still in the works,and a major part of that idea involved little paintings. I was waiting on stocking up on the canvas but then though “What the heck, might as well get crackin’.” Now you’re probably wondering what I mean by … Continue reading
So I broke down. Simply could not stop myself. After watching footage of oceanic waves, seeing the purity of colors, I just had to use another canvas.
I just spent the last couple of days adding descriptions to all my pretty pictures and today I’m finally done! I also removed a couple paintings that are currently undergoing touch-ups and paint-overs so if you don’t see them, thank you for noticing. Normally, I’m not very good with descriptions, … Continue reading
Except for the cintiq companion (that thing is so sexy! I wants it!!) the equipment needed is relatively inexpensive and there are plenty of cheap, basic drawing programs out there to get you started. So when budgeting gets tight and I don’t know when I can purchase my next canvas, I … Continue reading
First off, I just don’t get how on paper a picture can look so vibrant but once I snap the picture it looks dull. Yet all the lovely images I see on Instagram come out looking so pure! How do they do that?! So I took out my regular camera, … Continue reading