I had a painted canvas I had lying around that I did not like at all. So with some inspiration from a painting of tulips I was gifted some time ago, I decided to paint right over the previous image. It only took me an hour, but I quite like the loose effect. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm.
A new post in some time. I did paint, but not very much of what I ended up liking. Did I say I love water lilies before? At any rate, here they are again.
In the meantime, I also had the chance to try three different brands of water-miscible oil paints: Winsor & Newton’s Artisan, Royal Talens’ Cobra Artist and Holbein’s Duo Aqua Oil. Despite reading great critiques of Holbein’s paints, I liked them least because they were the most difficult to clean and, frankly, this is likely to be the only reason to use water-miscibles at all. My favourites are Royal Talens Cobra paints despite the long drying times. Has anyone been trying different water miscible paints, too?
My almond tree needed pruning, but it was also about to bloom! I collected almost all branches with budding flowers and put them in all the vases I could find. It was that perfect moment in time when the nature is full of promises – all those buds full of life, not yet spent. 30cm x 40 cm canvas.
This painting is based on a photo I made in a restaurant. There were purple / greyish hydrangeas in a silver vase and these cool colours looked really lovely together. Oil on oil paper, 18cm x 24cm.