I painted this little guy with watercolour and acrylic for highlights. I had a few printed in time for The London Artisan and they were surprisingly popular! It looks particularly lovely in A5 size and they sold well in my last two stalls – Shape Gallery Christmas Fair and Made In Camberwell Christmas market. I just had more printed ready for my last market of the year this Saturday with Pexmas. Nothing beats the feeling of knowing that my art is being appreciated by many people who doesn’t know me personally!
I painted this on the other day. Thank you, Fee for your suggestion! I love how colourful Rainbow trout is. Adding black spots were both fun and daunting (as to whether I was going to ruin the whole painting! But look like I didn’t. Right?).
Check out my mackerel and salmon painting if you haven’t yet.
I painted more fish! This one was a challenge with lot of details to master. Although I painted the tail too big, I love it!
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my mackeral! I hope you like this one too
Check out my short work in progress videos here and here.
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.
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.