All tagged oil painting

Sister Brunch: Work in Progress

This painting was an unexpected test of my perseverance and commitment. Ha! I guess the better you know someone’s face, the harder it is to detach yourself and paint what you see. And in the end, I didn’t. I made some choices where I decided my version looked more like Brenna than the actual photo of Brenna and I have no regrets!

It's Ranunculus Season!

There is only one ranunculus in this bouquet, the orange flower to the left of the central purplish rose. Ranunculus are up there with tulips and crocus and daffodils as the flowers that exude spring to me. I want spring so bad I can almost taste it (except I can’t, and am still really feeling the effects of a long winter). If you stop in at your favourite local florist I bet they have a few ranunculus just waiting for you!

One Rose Four Times

Here is my issue with sketchbooks: I WANT THEM TO BE PERFECT. One imperfect page and I am ready to light that thing in a bonfire. I don’t know why that is the case, because if I make an error knitting, I usually just move on and don’t even rip back and fix it?

Oil Portrait of my Dad

I painted this portrait of my dad and finished it up today. In the interest of blogging more of my projects and not just throwing them on social media (It’s so easy to not blog! ha!), here is a bit of the process.

This Portrait of My Grandma

I can’t even believe I painted this! I have struggled with portraits for years. I only started oil painting 7 months ago (except one painting of an apple in high school). I only did my first self portrait 6 months ago. The glasses might be asymmetrical but I love this painting because it looks JUST LIKE my Grandma.

What I've Been Working On: August 2018

Wow, what a month! I apparently have been very busy. Ha. I feel like my fingers are on fire (in a good way like I can't stop making things and also in a bad way because they hurt from making so many things). It really feels like my hands are trying to make up for their year of low energy levels by trying to literally create every spare minute. Mentally I love it but also wish I could slow down a bit and maybe not lay awake for hours in bed thinking about painting. But what can you do in these periods except just roll with what your body is telling you to do? Making makes me happy. 

Playing with Oil Paints

I picked up oil paints this week on a whim after many years of avoiding them like the plague after a truly terrible first year abstract art class in university. Now I feel like I've been missing out! It's so fun to paint loose and free.