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A crazy dream

OK, let me put this out there: I’d love to be a full-time artist one day.

I know I’m nowhere near being able to even consider that, but if I put in the work, and lean on God’s grace, maybe in five or ten years I’ll be producing paintings that people actually want to buy.

At 46, I’m still willing to dream big.

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Practice pegs

Peg sketch

I have an idea to make a painting of a few coloured pegs, so last night I did a bit of sketching in preparation. I found them quite hard to draw—to see what was actually there. I think it’s the differing angles of the different planes.

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Colour play

Colour play

I enjoyed picking up two (or more) colours on the brush and making marks with them.

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Painting Quotes

Josh Clare’s advice to those who want to learn fine art

Paint your guts out, joyfully, and paint from life.

Thanks, Dan Scott, for the Q&A this came from!
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Painting

(Attempted) chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

These are some flowers on our kitchen table. I think they are chrysanthemums—although you probably can’t tell from these paintings. 🙂 I struggled to make the marks I wanted for the petals. Maybe I used the wrong brush (a number 8 round). Or, more likely, I just don’t know how to use it yet. 🙂

The painting on the right was the first one I did, and an attempt at a monochromatic. A few problems with perspective, and definitely with value, but I like the earthy colours and the goldy looking water in the bottom of the vase.

If I had to choose, I think I prefer the painting on the left. It looks more like the flowers on our table (a big part because they’re actually white), I like the marks I made (even though they weren’t exactly what I was trying for), and it feels more dynamic.