30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 25 – Taking Flight

This painting somehow looks better in real life than on this photo. Weird. It’s why I decided to leave it like this, simple. Usually I’d be working on shades and grasses and flowers and.. today I’m just going nah. Just nah. This is what I want. This is how I feel. There’s the trees further apart that just can’t get to eachother but then they take flight as birds instead and reach eachother that way. Circumstances can be limiting but there’s ways forward, you know?

“Taking Flight”, acrylics on paper, A4-sized.

Maybe the birds are a bit thick. They’ve eaten too many worms and bread crumbs. I’ll see about fixing that.

30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 20 – Together

I can feel it. Today is not a painting day. It doesn’t flow. I need to work on the details on this one another day when the feeling’s right. Today my mind, my heart, is elsewhere. I keep trying but the paint won’t bend to my will. Although it needs to be posted today to be on schedule, I’ll fix it up later.

“Together”, acrylics on paper, about A4-sized.

30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 19 – Make A Wish

When I started this painting yesterday I was feeling bright colours, passions, edges, intensity. Today feels more grounded, more earthy, but the passion is still there. Either way, I decided not to mess with the colours so the brightness remains. I wonder what would’ve happened if I had decided to express passion in movement instead, a picture that implies wind and life and love. Perhaps no matter what I would’ve painted today I wouldn’t have been satisfied enough. Maybe what I want to express today just doesn’t fit into a single painting.

“Make A Wish”, acrylic on paper, A4-sized.

Its “twin” is carrying the same passion but is based on the loveliest blue. We’ll see where that goes as I continue working on it tomorrow.

30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 18 – Towering

Today’s painting feels so.. doodly? It doesn’t look like the paintings I’m used to making, so I’m feeling strangely skeptical towards it. There’s buildings, a telescope. And if I stare at the lower cliff enough I think I see a cat at the very tip, looking out onto the landscape.

“Towering”, acrylic on paper, A4-sized.

It’s a twin with the previous painting but with a totally different mood going on. Below you can see them side by side on the paper.

30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 16 – They Follow The Rain

For a while now I’ve imagined or sensed dragons that sometimes come with the rain clouds. How marvelous it would be to see one dive and let out a dragon scream, fading in and out of the clouds.

“They Follow The Rain”, acrylic on canvas paper, about A4-sized.

Below are the weekend’s paintings side by side. One can tell they’re sort of related. Similar colour scheme and the addition of a not so natural phenomenon. Usually I prefer to paint as much nature as possible, nature is the best thing in the world. My psyche was in a slightly different place this weekend, however.

30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 15 – Adventure

It’s strange, the main tree looks more defined, slightly darker in real life.. The trouble with finishing these paintings in the evening on the day that they need to be posted is the lack of good light, so the photos don’t come out great. This particular piece took a lot work, it just wouldn’t come together right, so it was definitely dark by the time I finished.

“Adventure”, acrylics on canvas paper, about A4-sized.

30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 9 – Autumn Sky

Oh how I love these colours! I love playing around with bright! Probably going to have to touch up the white tomorrow after it’s all dried, the white parts do tend to dull a bit since I often use them slightly diluted.

“Autumn Sky”, acrylic paint on canvas paper, about A4-sized.

I should be sleeping by now, so I’m hurrying off to bed right away. Got some errands to run tomorrow and also I’ve suddenly got this major urge to be up early enough in the mornings to take a short walk. Maybe it’s wishful thinking, maybe it’s a good idea, we’ll see. Good night for now!

30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 3 – Glow

Today’s painting was one I went back and forth with a lot, pondering if I should add more to it. But every time I looked at it I got such a sense of peace and expectation that I decided not to mess with it further, just added a couple of birds for balance and interest.

“Glow”. Acrylic on canvas paper. Slightly smaller than an A4.

This is what my work space looks like right now. I like to work on my couch but maybe things are getting a bit ridiculous. No place to sit.