Tagged: skill development

Blue Hair Portrait Study

This is the second of two portrait studies completed over a couple of nights exploring opposing colour theory options. The first (and the subject of a previous post) being a limited palette of two...

Red Hair Portrait Study

This is the first of two portrait studies completed over a couple of nights exploring opposing colour theory options. The subject of this post created with a limited palette of two bright, contrasting colours...

The Cycle of Change

Some time ago, I overheard the following terms and felt they applied fantastically to the journey of developing new skills. Uninformed optimism – Informed pessimism – Informed optimism After some research, I learnt these...

Developing the Why of Art

How does an artist’s work develop over time? We probably all start out wide eyed and with big dreams about taking on the world, inspired by the art we surround ourselves with. But once...

The Undoing

This is another of the quick painting studies I have been working on this year. The short time attributed to each allow the opportunity to experiment and throw caution to the wind in the...

Two Sides

Two born from and exist in the same world, effectively one and the same. A small, singular difference defining them as opposites in the eyes of many. Before them lies a pristine expanse, untouched...

Feather Crown

This year I’m determine to be more consistent with regular painting practice, with the focus on developing the mindset of enjoying the process rather than being too fixated on the final result. Instead of...

The Greatness of Mistakes

A good slap across the face from life is needed periodically to make you see that which is directly in front of your eyes. Something you may have suspected was there the entire time,...