My partner and I love Japan. We went for the first time last March and it was the best trip I’ve ever been on. So much so that we’re planning on going back for our honeymoon. We’ve got a bit of a Japan-inspired interior design theme in our flat (wallpaper, a screen) and it’s something that we both truly love.
I’m in this lovely position of having started so many projects, that I have more art work than posts. So, I thought I’d update on here with what I worked on yesterday after work.
I had no white acrylic, and no linseed oil, so it was a turn for watercolours. They’re so difficult! How on Earth do you not make a colourful blob? This is not the final piece by any means, I’m just trying to get a sense of how to use them. They are so freeing, and I love the effect, but I think I need to work on layering the colour. Especially on shaded areas.
The original image is of a photo I took while in Norway. I went with a friend ona boat to the most northern parts of Norway back in March and it was an amazing experience. So, so beautiful. Here’s the original photo:
I’ve felt so motivated yesterday. I want to paint all the time, but I’m also impatient to be better. There’s a verse in a Kate Bush song sums it up (also no surprises that I’m using Kate Bush as a reference):
I want to be a lawyer
I want to be a scholar
But I really can’t be bothered
Ooh, just gimme it quick, gimme it, gimme gimme gimme gimme!
Anyway, time to start the day.