Art

The Trap

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Finished another oil painting this week. I’m trying to work on things like shading and dimension; I still need a little help in those areas but I’m getting there! Using oils is a lot harder than watercolor, for me at least.

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Anyway, this one is a little more sombre than my previous pieces, as I wanted to bring a little more emotion into it. It also happens to be a result of listening to a lot of Tracy Chapman while I’ve been sick for the past week. Hope you guys like it!

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Dreams and Experimenting with Watercolour

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It’s been a couple of years since I’ve painted using watercolours, and I decided I wanted to get back into it. Last night I bought a new set of paints and I wanted to test them out.

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I love all the textures and flow you can achieve by just adding or taking away water from the paints, without having to switch brushes or tools. It’s easier to stretch watercolours and it’s also a lot easier to clean than oil paints (and the smell isn’t so strong).

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Unfortunately, my camera doesn’t really do the painting justice (I need to get better lighting in my room!), but I happen to love this painting and am very satisfied with it. The flow of the brush and the pale hues keep it very feminine, but still somewhat chaotic, in a sense. I’m tempted to make my next painting another free-form one like this just because it was so much fun!

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Art, Crafts, Places

Beachy Keen

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I don’t think I could ever live anywhere but southern California. I would just miss the beaches, the people, everything, way too much. All summer Robert and I have been hopping to different beaches; Corona del Mar, Huntington, Encinitas, all just a drive away. And it never gets boring.

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Another view of the waters of Corona del Mar.

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And another painting by yours truly. It turned out a tad more cutesy than I would have wanted at first, but hey, I’m working on it! Still like it though, haha.

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Keep swimming and you’ll get there, friend….

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A couple weeks ago I decided I wanted to start painting again, and last night I finally got around to it and finished one! For the last couple of weeks I’ve been given Friday and Saturday nights off of work, so I’ve been spending a lot of time with friends and family but last night I wanted to take some time for myself.

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This was my first time using oil paints, and I really like it! The only thing I was unaware of is that you need turpentine or paint thinner to properly clean the paint off your brushes, otherwise they’re ruined. Sigh, ohh well. They were cheap-o brushes from the craft store anyway, like $3 for a pack of 10. Next time!

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The painting is supposed to look like this photo of Corrine Bailey Rae. She’s so pretty! And her music ain’t bad either (:

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Anyway, I know it’s a little novice-y looking, but I’m working on it! I hope you guys enjoyed my short lil’ post, and I know that summer has just started but I hope yours is as amazing as mine has been!

Celebrating Summer Nights

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