I haven’t picked up my brushes in a while—I’ve been feeling a bit unmotivated and intimidated. So, I decided to get out my paints and just play. Play is underrated, I think.
I’m a little bit late posting this, because I started this blog on 22 April last year, but I’m happy to say I’ve been painting, and blogging here, for a year.
The kids found the beautiful leaf this is based on when we went on a walk yesterday. I didn’t really do it justice. This is dark and flat and pretty messy (I didn’t handle the veins or the edges of the leaf well). Oh well, the idea was there.
Not that I use oils at the moment, but this is really cool. I plan to try oils at some stage, and if I switched to them, Gamblin would be my top pick for a brand to use.
Except for the music, which gets a bit monotonous, I really enjoyed watching this. I love the quick, decisive way Jim paints. And it’s interesting seeing someone work outside, rather than in the studio.