I was painting something in browns and Earth tones when my 4-year-old daughter came in to watch me. She just sighed at me and said “why don’t you paint something in pretty colours?” Apparently brown is not a pretty colour (I beg to differ). I asked her what she thought “pretty” colours were, and she said pink, purple and orange. So this is a “Posy for Claire” as it was inspired by her favourite colours.
You can purchase this original painting in my Etsy store. Prints and products like the ones featured below are available in my Redbubble store.
Lately I’ve been playing with an intuitive art style, where I just start out with shapes on the page and see where they take me. I don’t start with any kind of plan except perhaps some idea about the colours I’m going to use, and I just start painting. As I paint, the image evolves and changes.
While I was painting this one, I was listening to the the audiobook of Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson, part of the Stormlight Archive series. (I’m trying to re-read all the books before the newest one comes out next month!) So, when I was trying to think of a title for this piece (something I always have trouble with), I decided to name it “windrunner”, inspired by my favourite sad bridgeman.
You can purchase this original painting from my Etsy store, and get prints and other products like home decor, clothing and accessories from Redbubble.
This piece was a bit of experiment. I’ve played before with intuitive art, and I really enjoy it – it is so relaxing. I love just putting the paint on the paper and seeing where it takes me. The biggest problem I have with this art style is knowing when to stop! I tend to get carried away adding more and more details.
To be honest I wasn’t sure what I thought of this piece when I first finished it, but it is growing on me (ha!).
I uploaded this to My Redbubble store and I love the way it looks on some of the products they offer, especially the home décor items. I’m tempted to get myself an apron!
You can purchase the original painting from my Etsy store, and get prints and other products like the ones below from Redbubble.
For this whimsical painting of brightly coloured trees, the title ‘Forest Flags’ was inspired by the following quotation:
“The forests are the flags of nature. They appeal to all and awaken inspiring universal feelings. Enter the forest and the boundaries of nations are forgotten. It may be that some time an immortal pine will be the flag of a united peaceful world.” – Enos A. Mills