This was a toned-ground exercise from my acrylics starter kit. It was a bit of a disaster—mainly because I ran out of white and mixed most of the colours way too dark, but also because I got discouraged, started experimenting, and made a bit of mess of it. Again, I learnt a lot, though, andContinue reading “A dark mess”
This is my attempt at the value (tone) exercise in the acrylics starter kit I bought. There’s lots wrong with it, not least of which is the capsicum that looks like the French flag, but I’m stoked I finished it. And I learnt a lot doing it!
This was my attempt to capture the rainbow effect in my daughter’s glittery pencil case. I used her coloured pencils too. 🙂
From what I’ve read recently, drawing is foundational to good painting, so I’ve been focusing on that to begin with. Here are some of my better sketches from the last few weeks.
For a long time now, I’ve thought of myself as a words guy. I’ve written lyrics, blog posts, and poems, and worked as a writer and editor. But over the last year or two, I’ve been increasingly drawn to paintings. And now I want to pick up a brush.