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 in my Etsy store, or purchase prints and products featuring this work in my Redbubble store.
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!
I love my swirly rainbow trees! In this version, I used a purple and magenta starry night sky as a background for the vibrant rainbow coloured trees.
I really struggle with coming up with names for my art pieces, which I’ve talked about before.
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
I love painting with lots of colour, and this painting is definitely no exception! Painted on 8″ x 10″ high-quality watercolour paper, this original painting is available for purchase in my Etsy store.