February is upon us. I’m thinking of it as the ‘true’ start to the year, January was a trial period for me. In other news, I’ve been playing with more silhouetted foregrounds in my painting. My favourite is the first one with the pen over the graduated sky colours. I’m trying to not let my ‘landscapes’ become static and lifeless, so I’ve chosen slightly more vibrant colours and a rough-and-ready approach to the finish of the pieces (read: not perfect!)
I drew the tree (left) onto damp paint to let it feather out
I wanted the highlights here to look more lively than perfectly ‘real’
Again, less than ‘real’ I liked playing with wondering if the dark clouds were clearing or appearing, whilst wondering if it was a sunrise of a sunset caught in the background clouds.
I really like the effect, and it’s pleasing to watch come together. I should have some writing product of my poetry class to show you by the end of the week. That’s my prioritised occupation, really, so watch this space!