I am currently working on small paintings. It is mainly from a practical point of view, it takes up less space. But it is also easier to get started. I have painted less recently, probably the Corona thoughts took up too much space in my mind.
A few weeks ago, I picked up my brushes more often. Maybe you follow me on Instagram or Facebook and have seen some photos of my paintings.
I have also used acrylic a bit more. Using Acrylic paint is fine on small canvas, because it dries quickly. Normally I find that a disadvantage, but an advantage in this case.
Using oil paint on a small-sized canvas is a bit more difficult, because you have to be more careful that it does not become a mess. I noticed that with my last painting: I started with acrylic and then went over it with oil paint.
While painting I change everything. I do use something that makes the paint dry a little faster, but that is not very helpful at that moment. If I work on big format canvas, I apparently have more of a plan in my head. I have more preparation anyway, so that will be the difference too.
At the moment I paint bedrooms. Our bedroom needs to be painted. The wallpaper is off, but what color are we going to paint on the walls?
The painting shown on this post are 9,84 x 9,84 inch / acrylic on canvas.
Do you also enjoy taking a walk along the beach early in the morning? And then with bare feet through the water. Katwijk is still my favorite. I usually grab my phone and take photos and videos.
The next morning I get my easel and pastels. I look back at a video and know what has to be on the pastel sheet.
Last week I was in a house on the beach near Julianadorp in the Netherlands. I like the beach very much, it doesn't matter if there is a strong wind or even when it is raining hard. I always love it there! But most of all I love it when the sun shine! Every morning I went for a walk with my bare feet through the water. I had my oilpaints and my easel with me. And however the wind was to strong to put my easel on the sand, I have painted in the livingroom. I had placed my easel in front of the window and made 4 small but gorgeous paintings, it was so much fun! When the paintings are dry, you will find them in my shop.
For the first time life on my facebook page. It is strange to do this (and scary, so for the first time), but if you like it I will do it more ;-) I tell you a little about this painting. Would you see the different stages, and want to know more about it, you can go to my website for the pdf. Thank you for watching!
Do you know that feeling, you want to draw but you do not know what? Through all sorts of things that's going on in my life, I have not painting and drawing. Thats makes me sad, so I decided that I start drawing more. But when I want to begin, I did not know what to draw. But then I thougth, I still had a movie that I wanted to see. So I put on the video and I started to draw the faces I saw in the movie. I don not draw portraits or faces, but I liked It. I even draw some scenes.
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