At the end of last year, I met up with the lovely Adolfs and explored Barbican Centre with our loyal analogue cameras…
I have had a lot of fun painting this, even though there are areas I would have done differently. While I like the blues, I want it to be on more lilac side and maybe more silvery.
When a piece I am painting is complicated than usual, I tend to accidentally use too much water or add too much layers that the paper – no matter how good quality/ expensive it is – warps a little and the paint applied sometimes looks dense (for the lack of a better word). That was what happened to the shadow area, but it looks fine scanned.
If you are wondering why I chose to paint mackerel, I eat this type the most out of all the fish out there. I love tinned mackerels, even though it stinks so bad! It is particularly yummy with salad.
I am surprised I could make fish look pretty! Let’s see if I will paint more. Check out my work in progress video of this watercolour piece.
After finishing my commission at the end of last week, I sat down on my desk aspiring to paint something I wanted to paint and I painted a barn owl.
I realise I often keep my artwork to myself, will only share them with you if I am at least happy with them and now I want to challenge myself to share work in progress pictures, not knowing whether the piece will go well or not and maybe if I could muster up the courage, share the finished piece even though I don’t like it myself.
Burgess Park is just 20 mins walk down the road from where I live, ashamedly I haven’t been there despite living in the area for over a decade. This morning, I woke up and decided to visit with my Nikon D700.
And I can’t believe I didn’t visit sooner! It is truly a nice park, even with miserable weather this morning. The park was so big that I didn’t explore fully, I will definitely visit it again from Camberwell entrance.
I wasn’t aware that there was a huge lake. I was happy when I saw it and said hello to the ducks.
For the last couple of weeks, Aneurin and I started looking for a better place to move in this March. While viewing the flats, I realised that the only colour I like on the wall is white. White walls. Some of the flats we viewed were really lovely but there was always one thing that was bothering me – their walls weren’t white.
Now that Christmas is over, I can finally share what I’ve painted/ drawn for the last few months! This one was my first commission – I’ve always enjoyed painting black and white only pictures and am keen to do that more. I painted it with oil.
Take a look at the rest of the commissions on my new portfolio page that still need a lot of updating:
To my delight, all my clients loved their new pictures and were thrilled to give them to their loved ones! One of the receivers actually contacted me directly and thanked me. Gave me a big smile!