It’s November. Know what that means? It is officially okay to talk about Christmas. Also for me it means I can start making Christmas Cards. (not that it has anything to do with the paintings below)
Have a look through the paintings in this post, I really feel like I was doing a lot of experimentation and exploration in painting styles here. It’s good to be able to get in the zone and discover different techniques I could use in the future!
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I mainly focus on painting patterns while I paint these. I realised that I need to use this time to experiment and doodle more often, that it is okay to make mistakes, as that is the best way to learn. Enjoy looking through the paintings. Leave a like, follow me or even let me know if you would like to set up a commission!
In 2013 I went through a feminist art phase in my second year of Fine art. At the time I wrote a poem called ‘Bloom’ and thought it would be a good inspiration for my art. I spent ages attempting to impress my Fine Art tutor, but she did not agree with any of the approaches I took. After months of scrapping photographs, drawings and paintings my tutor did not like, I found I only had one week to do an entire semester of artwork. In a state of panic I took to Photoshop, edited bits and pieces I had gathered throughout the semester and ended up accidentally making the imagery that helped me pass my second year of Fine Art.
After deciding on my imagery, I thought about the style and mediums I could use to impress my tutor. She always praised the students who painted in one particular way, using specific flesh toned and neutral colours. As much as I despised my tutors preference for one particular style, I decided to experiment with it. I originally painted all of these in watercolour, but ended up using oil paint.