This past week had a few extra things in it which meant that I had to use my painting time wisely. The first thing I did this week was photograph and edit some of my paintings to put on this site for sale. You can find them here. I am going to be adding more works as I finish them and have a few which are still drying but are almost ready to go!
I then got to work in finishing off this painting:
I had a great time playing around with a different sort of method which involved my palette knife. I was inspired to continue with this style and started a new journey painting which is not yet completed:
There are a few issues to resolve in this one but that’s half the fun of painting, solving the problems that crop up! Here is a closeup:
After these my time at the easel was getting shorter so I decided to do a few smaller paintings which will go up for sale on this site eventually. This time I used my chickens as inspiration (veering away from the ‘journey’ theme a little):
Dry brush sketch to get the image down.
I really enjoyed painting chooks and plan on painting a few more to sell.
At this point we went away for the weekend so there wasn’t any more art related time to be had. Today I was able to focus in on getting my paintings ready for the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Works are to be taken to the showgrounds this weekend coming so I spent today varnishing some works and preparing them for that. I have also discovered that Camden has their own art prize and am planning on entering that one!
I did do some painting today. I reworked this one that I did last year. I was never happy with the colour or painting style but seeing as this fits in nicely with the ‘journey’ theme I decided to go back into it again as I thought I knew how to bring it to life. Here is the before and after of this one:
I still have a small amount of work to do on this but finally I am liking it for the first time!
So that was the last week in my artistic adventures. I am pretty happy with the work done considering the extra things we had on last week.
“The road goes ever on and on”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit