February 2015

Latest Artwork // Mackerel

mackeralI 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.

Latest Artwork // Barn Owl

barn owl

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.

Around that time, I’d discovered Hyperlaspe app and took an opportunity to try it out while I was working on the owl. Check them out here and here.

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.