Falling back in love with painting

It has been a long 20 months since I last wrote a blog post. I didn’t post the photos of my ‘finished’ paintings for my graduation show because I hated them so much! They were rushed and it showed. I am a perfectionist and I put so much pressure on myself that I couldn’t paint.Continue reading “Falling back in love with painting”

Battling through disaster after disaster.

I haven’t been able to add much in the way of paintings because I have been having such a nightmare! I have really struggled with the backgrounds of my paintings, there have been too many disasters to list them all here but let’s just say I am currently on redo paintings set number 5!! IContinue reading “Battling through disaster after disaster.”

More bra paintings

So over the Christmas period I continued with my series of bra paintings. These were slightly different to the first painting. Firstly, they were all A3, and secondly, they were all painted with the same background; the wallpaper in my hallway. Due to the lack of light and room to set up an easel IContinue reading “More bra paintings”

A busy summer, part 1.

Well it’s been a while since I last posted anything. I’ve been a bit busy!! The summer turned out to be a lot busier than I had anticipated! It began, of course, with my Book Illustration module re-sit. I hoped to do the course justice but, sadly, it was not to be. But I didContinue reading “A busy summer, part 1.”

My latest work.

In the second semester I have continued with my still life paintings. Each subject is a vessel of some sort. The focus was on depicting the material the object was made from accurately. The compositions were simple to allow the focus to be on the objects and their relationship with each other and their surroundings.Continue reading “My latest work.”

Studies in tonal greys.

  After my success with the masking tape I decided to do some further studies in grey. I wanted to concentrate on the forms and tones rather than obsessing over my colour mixing skills (they need some work!). I mixed my own greys as this can give an added dimension to your paintings. I willContinue reading “Studies in tonal greys.”

Getting out of my comfort zone.

Up until I started at university I had barely touched a pallet knife, except when I wanted to create texture. But I’m a control freak when it comes to my paintings, I obsess over detail. That’s fine if you’ve got all the time in the world to finish a painting, but in uni, you don’tContinue reading “Getting out of my comfort zone.”