Seascape – Mixed Media on Paper – 8×8 inches
Landscape – Mixed Media on Paper – 8×8 inches
I love using the brayer, but I never know how these paintings are going to turn out. The top one came out the way I hoped, but the bottom one turned out different. In any event, I always enjoy myself when making these paintings. I also tend to get a bit messy. Although I have a great love of color, I find these dark paintings somewhat soothing. I used three colors: Mars Black, Indigo Blue, and Titanium White. I also used acrylic white ink.
I might try these in some bright colors next time!
Untitled – Acrylic on Paper – 12 x 12 inches
There is a lot going on here, I know. I’m really enjoying playing with the brayer and seeing what happens. I used Liquitex Muted Grey and a Titanium White. The grey has a blue bias which really comes out when the white is added to it. I like using the liquid paints with the roller as I really don’t need to use too much paint. Hope you enjoy it!
Love – Acrylic on Paper – 9×12 inches
In honor of Valentine’s Day I decided to paint something with a theme, of sorts. I used three colors here: Mars Black, Titanium White and a metallic blue. Unfortunately the metallic blue doesn’t photograph well. There is a bit of a shimmer in the blue I like that you can’t see here. I am enjoying painting with the black paint and another color, especially blue.
I mentioned that I was having a bunch of paintings framed and I got them back this weekend. I have them all on my dining room wall. I think they look great. However, I can’t photograph them due to massive glare. I did not use anti-glare glass as it is expensive. As it was, I spent over £200 on framing and mounting 16 paintings and mounting 2 paintings wrapped in cellophane. As great as they all look, I can’t justify framing any more paintings at this time, only mounting them ready to be framed. If I ever end up selling my work, it will be easier to ship if they are mounted only. (It might happen one day.) In the meantime, I will just carry on painting!