I am really enjoying painting now that I am working on three paintings at the same time; I think it is a perfect number. I can start one painting and then while that is drying I can start another and then the last one. I then go back to the first one and add a few more layers.
‘Maelstrom’ has a very thick impasto (Impasto is a technique used in painting, where paint is laid on an area of the surface (or the entire canvas) very thickly, usually thickly enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible.) effect so I won’t be touching that one for a while.
I also love that I can experiment with the same technique but in slightly different ways. This series is also about trying new things without sticking to a colour scheme or only one method.
Jejune is a hard one to interpret because the meaning is ‘intellectually unsatisfying, shallow’. I love using textures and layers so I can’t bring myself to be paired back. This may be one painting that everyone can interpret differently.
It will be a great joy and achievement to complete these three paintings and be able to move onto the others in this series.
I would love to hear your opinions on my progress so far! Let me know in the comments 🙂
I saw this concept somewhere else and cannot claim credit but I thought it was a great idea.
I am now offering an art subscription where the purchaser will receive 4 paintings over one year. They are small 8×10 paintings and hopefully it will show my progression as an artist. I am only offering 5 people the chance this year to test the waters, but I would love to grow it and reach more people in the future.
Click my Etsy Shop Listing to find out more. I hope I have covered all the potential questions.
Have you seen or purchased art subscriptions before? I am excited about sending the same person multiple pieces that they can collect 🙂
Creativity is odd. Some days you just feel no inspirations and other days you have too many ideas and not enough time!
I am so excited I have a new project – watercolour flowers. I just love experimenting with colours and line.
I hope to have a calendar made by the end of year of these beautiful flowers – the announcement will be made through my newsletter later this year. In the meantime some of these can be purchased as prints via my Etsy Store
The age old – ‘don’t do anything for free’ is a little worrying as I had to donate a piece of art with all profits going to this years recipient Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The allure of exposure is hard to deny though.
It will be interesting to see :
A. If my painting sells
B. If I get extra website traffic due to being advertised
C. Get any custom order requests after the event.
The Event is on June 27th at the very fancy 5 star Hotel Grand Hyatt Melbourne.
Have you ever been involved with fundraising art exhibitions as a buyer or artist? I would love to hear your experiences 🙂