Three undead/phantom related paintings. One of the grim reaper, medusa, and a ghostly figure called ‘Lady of the Veil’. I like the colour scheme, and I love the fantasy theme of death. I find body form and the proportions particularly difficult, especially arms and legs, so cloaks seem to work quite nicely. It feels a bit of a let down to use cloaks to conceal things like feet and legs, so I have to work on that in the future.
I originally wanted to make some flowers, then I noticed the colours were brilliant green and brilliant purple. It looked a lot like a cyberpunk painting, which inspired me to do a bit more. Then I noticed some empty space in the corner and decided to make it an exploration piece. The painting took two hours. If I worked on it longer, it would be purely touch ups and corrections. I would maybe add additional grasses at the bottom and small flowers, a few red mushrooms or something.
Some recently painted flower pieces. I am extremely happy with the these, especially the red ones. There’s something really good about them. I’ve done a lot of process videos, but I managed to mess up the last one, so I couldn’t finish that video.
I made most of the forms and the colour palette from a crystal photo. At one point I used the crystal as a dirt mound, but I ended up going for a wild looking effect. Originally it was intended to be some kind of wild rose, but it morphed into something even more overgrown and untamed.
These flowers are similar to ‘Red Leaved Thrift’ flowers, they call them pom sometimes. They could look like some kind of cattail. It’s entirely up to you.
It’s not a real flower based on anything in reality, but I do think it’s beautiful. The white edging almost looks like they could be glass or plastic as part of a display. Not 100% keen on the background. I wanted it to look really busy, but it kinda looks a bit jumbled, I guess nature is like that anyway. This painting took about an hour to complete. I love flowers. so yeah.,
I’ve always loved flowers and how they sit within our consciousness. They evoke a loving and caring side to human nature. Painting flowers is something that I quite enjoy. The paintings I do of flowers aren’t necessarily ‘real’ as such, but they still feel like something that exists.
I guess there are a few problems with this painting that I could work on if I carried on painting it. I don’t particularly like the background, you could see me working on it for a while, the pissy yellow is a bit weak, but it is a warm colour, so I am unsure. I also wanted to put some back shadow or mirroring, but it looked too distracting from the main bunch, so i didn’t bother in the end. I did play with the idea in my mind of having them reflected against a table, but I decided against it in the end and went for the flowers as is.
I have recently done a painting about an alien visitor race whose homeworld is just as capitalist driven as ours is in places. It took me a while, but I made it into a process video.