Happy October everyone!
I’ve mentioned before that I really enjoy painting but I don’t believe I’ve shared any of my work before. So, this is a going to be a photo-heavy post containing images of some past and recent paintings.
I have worked with both oil and acrylic paints. I have limited experience with oil paints and find it to be a bit intimidating. On the other hand, acrylic painting is something that I learned as a youngin and didn’t pick it up again till this past summer, but prefer it over oil. Some of the differences between the two are laid out in the table below:
|-slower drying time|
-easier to blend
-need proper cleaning supplies
-slightly glossy finish
|-dries very quickly|
-more beginner friendly
-requires few materials
-colours can darken with drying
In terms of the actual painting content, I tend to work more with colours and simple nature-based shapes and silhouettes. However, to keep it interesting, I try to learn and implement new techniques or concepts I come across from web-browsing. Recently, I’ve tried to work a little bit with sponge and the palette knife for different textures. I’ve also been practicing my blending technique when using circular/curved strokes.
I mainly paint for my pleasure because it’s relaxing to me. But I thought it might be fun to share some of my work (which I’m usually a little reluctant to do). If you have or come across any fun ideas for paintings, I’m always looking for new experiments/challenges! Hope you enjoyed looking at some of these.