After my hiatus from painting for 2 years (ugh) I wanted to share my recent commission. Since working on this one I think I have a firmer grasp on how I want to proceed with future paintings. Some of the reasons I quit using oils was the cost involved and the number of canvases I wasted on half-baked ideas. So I will be doing digital concept sketches for each painting before I even get my brushes wet. This sounds like a “no duh” type thing but for some reason it just never occurred to me.
For the first time in over two years I picked up a paint brush last week and it felt good!
This Flame Tulip painting marks the beginning of a return to the traditional for me. It also marks the return of me to me. The last couple of years haven’t been my greatest for many reasons and none at all. I just let everything that made me enjoy life fall away. Not anymore though. So I’m here to announce new paintings on the way and finally in a direction I think will fit me best. I have long enjoyed looking at concept art books for video games and loved the environments so I have decided to start painting landscapes in that style. I want to try to capture that mystical atmosphere in oils so that you can have a bit of magic in your life. I’m also planning on doing small paintings to brighten up your small spaces. The above is one such painting and is only 5″*7″.
One last thing is the launching of a store page so you can easily see which paintings are currently available at what price and send me a message about the painting you want. Or hire me to paint one specially for you. Look for the Store link in the site menu at the top!