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Some decent paints!

New materials!

I’m excited to say, I bought some decent (Schmincke Akademie acrylic) paints today—along with some gesso, new brushes, and other bits and pieces to move my painting forward. Can’t wait to try out the new colours!

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Just playing

Just playing

No representation intended. Just playing with marks and colours.

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Blue vase

Blue vase

The orange background was totally contrived. I just thought it might make a fun contrast with the blue vase. Kinda overpowering.

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Autumn leaves

I haven’t drawn or painted anything for the last few weeks because I’ve been working on setting up a little business. I thought it was time to have another crack, so here it is.

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A dark mess

Tea pot painting

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, and I did enjoy creating the toned-ground effect.

I also did a reasonable quick sketch from the photo before I attempted the painting:

Tea pot sketch