Another one inspired by Etsy! We just bought a home and I have been scouting websites like Etsy for home decor ideas. And then when I come across such paintings I feel I can paint them too and frame them. So this is the first of two that I made, I loved the colour combination and more so the pattern when I saw it! This one is water colours again as I needed to use shades of colours.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
This fish could be compared to the "Betta" fish or the Siamese fighting fish, a tropical species which is supposed to be quite aggressive. But undoubtedly is beautiful! I saw this fish painted on a souvenir plate last month, in a store within the San Diego zoo. I loved the colours and promptly took a photo of the plate so I could try and paint it. And here it is, painted with water colours right after our trip. Its always tricky for me to be able to paint fish scales or anything tiny for that matter, using water colours. But the abstract nature of the fish, with its multiple colours, makes it slightly easy. The scales could very well be haphazard and still look pretty.
Sunday, April 2, 2017
A proper acrylic landscape canvas painting finally! Thanks to Paintnite and the artist Maci C. This was my first time to a Paintnite event and it sure was fun. Although I wasn't drinking while painting like most of the bunch there (as I drove to the event), I did enjoy the company :).
The experience certainly boosted my confidence to make canvas size acrylic paintings. Mixing of colours is actually super easy as the colours don't dry as quickly as water colours. The sky didn't come out quite as I thought it would. I was happy with the sunset and the water though. I think I should try a mixed media painting next. Stay tuned :)!
Saturday, February 4, 2017
I guess an oil painting will have to wait for a little longer. It had been more than three months since my last painting and I was getting a little anxious picking up my brushes. After too many evenings of "almost" sitting down to paint, I decided to go for my comfort zone again, water colours. I was looking for a Paintnite event in a near desperate attempt to get back to painting regularly when I came across one of the ads with a 'painting for the evening' thumbnail. It caught my eye and instead of signing up for the event I decided to paint it at home (although painting with a group of people and wine would've been nice too!). I still seem to be struggling with leaves but was quite satisfied with the output :). The satisfaction helps as it motivates me to keep painting. Here's to many more in 2017!