Lately, I have been painting to keep my mind busy. My brother is in the hospital in ICU fighting for his life, because of Covid. He has two types of pneumonia. We found out he has diabetes. The doctors are saying that he might not make it. We are constantly praying for a miracle. I lost my Uncle in January from Covid.
Painting is only thing that is keeping me sane for now.I did two paintings of Cherry Blossom trees. One painting is acrylic and the other is oil.
Last night,I started this painting.I started with the sky.I wanted a sunset look to it.I blended about three different colors. I used Yellow Ochre,Alizarin Crimson, Prussian Blue,and white.I used an one inch brush to blend it together. I also used the same colors for the water as well.
I used a one inch round brush for the trees.For the dark ,I used Phithalo Blue,Alizarin Crimson, and Zinc.
I finally got my tree limbs down.I used a liner brush.For the bark of the tree,I used Zinc,Slate Grey,and brown. I added White for the high light. For the bushes ,I used a one inch round brush, and a number 3 fan brush for the grass.
This painting took me a couple of days to complete. I wanted to show my progress as I completed the painting.
When I first started the painting. I kept getting frustrated with the Northern lights. So,I flipped the painting and used the other end.I took my time with it. I don’t like to rush when I paint. I don’t like getting interrupted in a middle of a brush stroke.
When I first started painting in September. I only had a few brushes and paints. Plus,I was using a broken chair and a clip on light to paint by.
At the time,I was just starting out with painting. I had to be creative with what I had at the time.
I collected mores brushes and paints. Plus,I have better lighting .I look for sales most of the time.I use empty candle containers to hold my brushes.I got my easel on sale after Christmas. All I need is a bigger space to paint in.
A couple of months ago,I started a painting.Something was off about it,so I stopped. I wasn’t into the painting.Plus,my mood was off as well.
It wasn’t until a couple of days ago.I decided to pick up the canvas and start painting. Which only took me maybe two to three days to paint.Another mistake that I have made is to take a before picture. I can only show you the after.
Painting has become my outlet. Painting helps me express my feelings.
Ever since,I started painting I haven’t seemed to put my now many paint brushes down.I never thought in a million years that I could paint. Especially ,the way I do.
It is like I am constantly having an outer body experience. There are times when I say,” Did I actually paint this?”.My paintings have evolved since I started in September.I have done over 41 paintings so far.I sold one of my paintings,which is pretty exciting! I still have lack of confidence in myself that people what to buy my artwork.