I’ve started another painting to get a bit of practise in. This is Josh in front of our bike and cabin (and my messy set up).
He is such a fluff bear so a great chance to practise painting fur. The canvas is only A4 so it’s a nice size to fill a space quickly (which, at least to begin with, I find motivating).
I’ve realised I’m quite an expressive painter. Lots of mark making rather than realistic strokes. Obviously this painting is still in it’s infancy, but when I’ve worked a bit more on it I’ll try to challenge myself to fine-tune it a little bit.
The weather this weekend was relatively warm and bright. There’s the promise of painting outside in the air!
Happy Monday all ❤
Over christmas and new year I had the most amazing trip with my boyfriend and his family. We went to Hong Kong, Australia and Bangkok. I could talk for hours about each, but I think I’ll probably just compile some photos for you all rather than ramble on and on.
Now that I’ve had some time to settle back into normal working life, I thought I’d reflect a bit on my new year resolutions (I know, late for some, but they are ongoing after all!)
I love setting resolutions, but then I love measurables, and am all about self-motivation. Every year I set myself 5, usually work related, health related and something art related. Depending on what’s going on in my life the other 2 will vary (this year one is to get moving on buying a flat!)
So far I’m doing well with all except art. Well, I’ve drawn and taken photos and I’m getting the practise in, but I’m not sharing it anywhere. For me, that’s an important motivator to keep going. Knowing I haven’t posted art in a month means I feel more inclined to do so, or else fall into the pit of “oh well, it’s been this long already”.
I’m really not about beating yourself up though. Every day is a new chance and it’s always better to act than not, and that remains true regardless of how long it’s been. So, with this in mind, I’m going to start the day fresh and motivated. Hope you all feel the same way too!
P.S: I recently signed up to skill share. It’s early days for me, but does anyone here use it? Or have recommended videos?