Well, we've already seen our first blizzard of the year here in Alberta. I know I'm not the only one who feels a little cheated by autumn getting cut so short. Ah, but maybe the leaves will hold on and we will get one final burst of warmth before winter digs its heels in. (To all my American followers: please go sit in the sun today on my behalf.)
Anyways, if you've been wondering at my lack of posts/videos/artwork lately, it was partly due to taking the month of August off from work (the first full month I've let myself have since starting tiDesign at age 16) and partly due to a commission that demanded a lot of time, prayer, and effort. I am excited to share it with all of you after it has been gifted to the family. Stay tuned!
To kind of "reset" after such an intense project I thought I would paint a quick portrait. I didn't worry too much about getting everything exact and just let myself enjoy the creation process. I was, however, reminded why I don't usually paint on paper. The paint looks totally different once applied, and bright colours especially just got muddy. Some lessons I just have to keep re-learning (like how I keep trying to cut my own hair). Soooo, back to wood panels for me!
You can watch the creation of this painting below:
Chill Purple » Oil Study Time-lapse by tiSpark
This painting took about 3 hours from start to finish. I definitely want to do more like this in between the larger pieces. I recently discovered Unsplash, which has so many painting-worthy images that will be perfect for these quick studies.
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