My previous posts inspired a number of digital sketches, by way of expressing myself in a more spontaneous fashion, as was my wont some years ago when I was doing my intuitive portraits. I don’t often embrace the darker aspects of my mind and display them on canvas, but on the whole it has been […]
After yesterday’s wee cerebral excursion into the meaning of art and whether to express one’s voice through the medium of mark-making or not, I gave it yet further thought but nevertheless decided to take action and at least channel all that pent up consternation into some more art. I play with a number of […]
I sometimes ask questions that inspire profound but unexpected trains of thought, and therefore unlocking deep-seated concerns that were probably best left forgotten, but which nevertheless merit further questions and exploration – if anything, because I’m an inquisitive sort. I’m also fiercely political, though I doubt you’d notice from the works of art I […]
I’ve completed another painting while I deliberate over how I create a café scene worth painting. As mentioned previously, I’ve been watching a lot of painting videos on YouTube. One artist that caught my attention was a chap called Oleg Buiko. He’s particularly good at painting peonies and roses freehand and, like many art tutors, […]
At the stroke of midnight last night I added the final brush stroke to, what is my first ever landscape in oils. It has taken me almost a month to complete, although to be fair, half that time was spent waiting for layers of paint to dry. In between, me and Bill have repainted our […]
Rather than being close to completion, I like to think that I am instead slightly further away from the beginning than I was. Producing each layer is like watching paint dry – literally. As stated previously, I left the painting to dry a little over the weekend, at least enough that I could begin working […]
I really do enjoy watching this guy paint. His technique is like painting with coloured butter, using only a palette knife and thick paint, and sometimes a finger to sketch out and block in his subjects. Lots of fun. The result is just brilliant, I think, and gives me much food for thought. Although now I’m hankering for some hot buttered toast and tea…
If you do get a chance to watch some of his other painting videos I think you’ll pleasantly entertained. I love his free use of colour in particular.
I’ve been letting my own painterly work dry a little this past weekend, but back to it tomorrow.