Brush Play

Today, I did not use a reference as I am more focused on brush and colour experimentation even though I used the same colour palette as I did yesterday. So this is definitely made up cloud !

First, I toned the paper with a light wash of Ultramarine Blue mixed with Prussian Blue, a touch of Brilliant Scarlet.
I tried stippling as a way of blending and making the gradiation, and after that, I kind of just brushing in half circles lightly pushing one colour into another to see what happens or effect it would give.

The end result was soft and almost romantic like. I kind of like this result albeit it is bit more tedious and less spontaneous (which was totally defeating the whole origin purpose to begin with). *oops*

But then again, I find solace that I am giving myself a set amount of time per day to just paint, break rules, experiment without any pressure or whatsoever. These are basically one hour studies of anything under the sun.

For those of you who are here for the first time and reading this, do know that this is not my typical approach when it comes to painting. I am doing this merely because I want to grow and in order to do that, I have to do the grind work, and this is (just one of) my grind work – by forcing myself to step out of my own comfort box an hour per day.

See you tomorrow.


Published by MāMA

A self-taught full-time oil painter and illustrator working from home. She dabbles a little in photography on the side. She enjoys people watching and the occasional Netflix marathon.

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