Painting in Progress

Posted on July 14, 2014 and tagged Painting

I've been having a lot of fun painting lately so I thought I would show you some progress shots. The kind of painting I like to do is splashing a lot of colours on the canvas in layers, drawing some little patterns with paint pens and just having fun with it. This is something that I've been working on purely for my own enjoyment and to hang in my own home. I have a stack of failed attempts siting behind this one that just aren't doing anything for me. But I guess my practice is paying off because I made one that I like finally!

Once I was finished with that one, I decided he needed a friend. I feel like the first one is still a bit too cluttered so I'm trying to cool it with the next one. The plan is to hang both of them over the bed when I'm done. The second one is not quite done yet, but here's a progress shot.

With these paintings I limited my colour palette to bright blue, apple green, yellow, neon pink and of course black and white. I think that it has really helped me to keep the paintings from getting too busy or muddy. I'm still learning, but I'm pretty pleased with how these are turning out.

And here's a shot of my extremely unstable paint shelf. One of these days it's going to come crashing down. I just know it! I'd really like to get a better storage solution soon because as you can see my paint collection is getting quite big!