Posted at 12:00 pm , on September 26, 2014
Welcome to 30 Days of Painting. Every day this month I’ll be putting brush to canvas in order to get more comfortable illustrating my stories for myself and my family.
Day 26: Autumnal Impressionism
I decided to continue yesterday’s turn toward the abstract by attempting a Monet-inspired fall scene. When the leaves turn bright colors and whirl through the air, I always feel a little like I’m in a painting, so it seemed like a good fit.
It was a lot of fun to do, and I like how it came out. I also did a second one with a bit more clarity, but I prefer the more mysterious look of the first.
Go big or go home, right?
Posted at 12:00 pm , on September 25, 2014
Welcome to 30 Days of Painting! This month, I’ll be painting a little each day in order to turn my hobby into a comfortable skill.
Day 25: Monochrome Doodle
I didn’t really have a plan for today, so I just grabbed three colors, a couple brushes, and started to doodle. I used black, white, and gold, and the result came out ever-so-slightly paisley-ish. I kind of like it, actually.
Not my most ambitious effort, but sometimes it’s just relaxing to swirl paint around on a canvas aimlessly. And it’s also fun.
Posted at 12:00 pm , on September 22, 2014
This month, I’m posting one painting per day. Today, I’m stretching the rules a little because I only got about half way through yesterday. Luckily, I called my series “30 Days of Painting” rather than “30 Separate Paintings This Month”. Welcome to the series!
Day 22: The Finished Barn
Today, I jumped back into my painting from yesterday and put on the finishing touches. While this barn was loosely based on one I’d seen in real life, but this one sort of took a little turn and became something new. Photorealism isn’t really my style anyway – I’ve always been more drawn to illustrative and impressionistic styles.
The Finished Product: