Playing with Paint

Rather than trying to produce ‘good’ paintings just now I’m happy just playing about with using the paint, exploring and experimenting and trying to work out how best to get what’s in my head (or nearest approximation) successfully out onto the paper via paintbrush and paints…

I’m determined not give up yet, however frustrating I find it at times 🙂

Flower of the Day

Painted Poppies

This is my first real relative success at a loose, flowing, impressionistic painting, admittedly with the inspiration (and instructions!) taken from a book I bought to help me learn some new techniques. In one way it feels all ‘wrong’ to be so vague and incomplete in encouraging a ‘finished’ painting that is little more than random blobs of paint and water roughly placed on a page, but in another it feels wonderfully liberating to have the freedom to escape the restrictions of realistic representation… What fun! ❤

NB The book I took this from is ‘Watercolour Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner’ by Paul Clark – I think over time I’m going to enjoy replicating these paintings 🙂

Flower of the Day