I have been doing more oil paintings,lately. I think it is because that it almost the Anniversary of my Fathers death.It will be two years that he has been gone.
It must be my therapy to deal with grief. It does still hurt,and I cry when I see pictures. I know,he watching over us.
I am trying different styles on how I use my paint brushes and the different strokes.I have been using the painting knife to give different effects.
Like the painting above,I used a small filbert brush to create the hills and mountains. I used a fan brush to create palm leaves. I try to put details into my paintings to add some character. I did an acrylic painting. It is more abstract. I used masking tape to create my design.
In my Northern Lights painting and my waterfall; I used Liquid clear . I noticed if you put to much on it will run.
Sorry that I haven’t been posting anything lately. After Easter,my brother had gotten better.He was sent to a rehab facility to get his strength back. As of tomorrow, he is being released. He still not 100% yet.He is slowly getting better. He is weak and has some issues with walking.He will have more physical therapy at home.
I was keeping my head busy. Painting is one of the best ways to deal with stress. It helps me stay calm.I put myself in every single painting. I am going to have to another post for the other paintings.
I lost count on how many paintings that I done since my last post. I have many that are my favorites. I also been trying different ways to use my brushes.
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.