Day 8 of #28februaryflowers. An example of a “love something in the painting- not really sure about the rest”. I really love how the dark inky background came out and how the pink in the flowers contrasts it. But Im not really thrilled about the flowers, there is just something thats not quite right.
#28februaryflowers . There is just something that I absolutely love about the black and white doodle/stripe pattern next to the bright colourful floral!
Day 6 of #28februaryflowers , (almost on day 7…) Another little look into the mini sketchbook. not even a week in to the challenge and I’m already struggling a bit… I find writing captions is really hard for some reason.
#28februaryflowers . Another vase lady. It wasn’t something I had planned when drawing her, but I think she might be doing yoga? It’s funny how sometimes your creations creates their own narrative. #namaste I guess ?
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Day 4 of #28februaryflowers .
I drew a bunch of these vase ladies a while back, and even though I liked them, I thought there was something missing. So yesterday I decided to play around with them on the computer, creating a collage using one of my floral patterns. (I feel like my love of bright and bold 60s-70s patterns shines through in my design…). And I do think I found the “missing piece”!
I can’t wait for winter to end, I just want to be able to sit outside with a nice cup of coffee… I think that is my idea of mindfulness and self love. Taking just a small moment to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee in the fresh air, sun against the face, and just not think about everything that’s spinning around your head.
I like the mix of light and dark, funny and tragic. Im trying to find myself in my art again, making art for myself and not only what I think others will like.
Last year I managed to complete the @amanda_evanston #28februaryflowers challenge and I thought I would give it a go again. (Good way of getting my mind off the winter and Brexit blues…) So here is day one; red carnations.
A miniature painting of a frog looking off into the distance with a wary and disillusioned stare. I had forgotten about this one, I found it again when looking through my old sketch books. I felt that it perfectly represented my feelings during the last few days before Brexit…
Tuesday night Jazz! Quick sketchbook practice -people and poses. And a glimpse of one of my current favourite charity shop finds, because who doesn’t love a granny square blanket? I sometimes stop to think about the amount of time and effort that someone would have put in to these sort of things, and considering how little I paid for it, I think its more like an adoption (but of someones project…) Anyway, I’m thrilled to be giving it a new and loving home.