Spring Inspirations

 

With all the snow finally gone and warmer weather approaching, it has been inspiring me to create images that have been anxiously wanting to appear.  I started 3 new paintings, and this is the first one I finished. This palette seems to always appear. I can’t help but be drawn to these warm colours. The others are still in the process of being finished, but for now please enjoy the first glimpse of my spring inspirations!

Back to Basics

Well after the many attempts of new paintings within the past couple of weeks, I had the urge to paint a landscape. I haven’t made a “traditional” landscape painting since the beginning of art school (so about 5 years ago) and thought why not give it a shot. I forgot the challenge painting scenery can be for me. I am bringing back some skills of mixing colours, perspectives and shadows and have remembered the joy and the satisfying feeling I get from it.

Perhaps this is a new journey for my art. I am fortunate to live in a beautiful area full of inspiring scenery that I should showcase. I can see some areas that need to be improved in this painting, however, after a 5 year break from painting landscapes like this, I don’t think it looks that bad!

So what do you think? I love hearing your comments, so keep them coming!

New November Paintings!

I finished two new paintings in the past couple of weeks…take a look!

Love hearing your comments, so keep them coming!

Happy Accident?

I struggled with the new painting ‘Erratic Water’ for some time now, ever since I posted it. I feel the composition is a bit awkward and too heavy on the bottom. So on a whim, I flipped it upside down to see if it could turn out to be one of those ‘Happy Accidents’ artists sometimes come across. I think it feels a lot better…but I want to know YOUR thoughts!

What do you think? Before or After? or maybe I should re-paint and see what happens then?? Let me know your thoughts!

               
BEFORE                                                  AFTER

New Work!

Well, I finally finished 2 new paintings this weekend. Here’s your preview!
A new work is in progress…I will post photos up when its done!
Thanks for taking a look, and let me know what you think!

Thanks for checking out my artwork! I am beginning a new series based on movements and will put pics up as I get the paintings done. Here is a preview:

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