So, after a few frustrating attempts to draw again, an idea came to me for my next Sins painting. I am a better painter than I am at drawing, which annoys me because I just want to paint! But also because I don’t really know how to get better at drawing, apart from maybe shading… (I was much better at school but seem to have lost that.)
I know planing is the key to a good painting (at least for me) so this is one of my sketches I went over with in pen:
And here is the very beginnings of the painting, which I am pretty pleased with:
I want it to dry faster so I can do more!
I wrote a blog a little while ago about my new project based around the seven deadly sins. It will be a big project as I am going to do seven paintings, however I do like a challenge! My first painting is going to be Vanity and I have been doing some preliminary sketches and research on ideas. I want it to reflect my current painting style but also show an obvious development towards something new. My paintings over the last few years or so are very stylised and almost cartoonish, but now I want to combine that with something a bit more realistic and toned down. It will be interesting to see how it will work.
I had a major filling done this week so I’ve not been feeling very well. This and working means I’ve not done as much art as I would have liked, but it is a three day weekend starting tomorrow so hopefully I will be able to get back into it again.
I sketched onto the canvas earlier which can be daunting sometimes, but I know this is the very beginning and once I start painting, it will all come together.
This is a painting I did in 2009, am pleased with the way it turned out
As I took a holiday today, I decided to be productive and work on some art. I’ve been getitng back into using my sewing machine and spent some time going through my materials, tidying things and making all my sewing things more ordered. I started sewing a small make-up bag which I’ve almost finished – just need to tidy a few seams. I also patched my boyfriend’s jeans and they look pretty good, even with black thread on dark blue deniem!
I’ve been putting off starting my new paintings, probably because the planning isn’t as fun as the actual painting. I did manage to make a cake for my boyfriend though, it’s his birthday tomorrow 🙂 It turned out pretty good and I even decorated it with sweets. I will probably update with a photo soon.
I want to try making some bracelets featured in MollieMakes as well, but having gone to the gym I may be a bit too tired this evening!
Oil on Canvas 2012