Beachy Seaside Plant Pot

Painting, Shop

We’re back from our summy Spanish adventures and settling back into real life. I already miss it but it’s been nice to have the sunshine in England too. Although having just written that, we are now experiencing a storm with thunder and lightning.

I caught up with the custom orders before I left, so it means that for a brief period of time I have some downtime to finish up old projects and work on new ones. This plant pot has been sitting waiting to be finished for a while now.

Acrylic Study #2

Acrylic, Painting, Step-by-Step

Another beautiful day.

When I got home I found an hour in the evening to spend on this painting.

I’m happier with the trees in the background. I still really want to create realstic images, but I know I’ve got a way to go. Still, all progress is good!

Some thoughts this time round:

  • I know I’ve always thought you should avoid mixing with black, but if the colour is actually grey, it’s ok to add a tiny bit of black.
  • Varying the direction of the brush makes for more realstic leaves.
  • Plotting in the most contrasting highs and lows of shading early on would have made it much easier to have an accurate understanding of how the colours fit together. Otherwise, as the light changes, you’re doing a bit of guesswork.
  • I seriously need to pick up more white paint.

That’s all for today.