Friday, February 26, 2016

Morning Paintings #301-310

As I am writing this I did my last morning painting about six weeks ago and have already initiated a new morning art practice for almost a month. But there are still 30 paintings to show you on the blog, so I want to get those out of the way before I move on to my current practice. I am also intending to do a post on what a  year of painting every morning has done for me, so I'm not really finished them yet, haha.

Here are paintings number 301 to 310:

#301 - Gauze

#302 - Connect the Dots

#303 - Connect the Dots

#304 - Diamonds and Lines

#305 - Striped Diamonds

#306 - Striped Diamonds

#307 - Pattern

#308 - Triangle Party

#309 - Dashed Diamonds

#310 - Circles in Dashed Squares

All paintings were done in gouache as ususal. I really came to love the student quality gouache box by Caran d'Ache that I used for almost all of them. I also really came to love the paintbrush I used (a Talens Van Gogh filament watercolour brush). After a year there's no way you can not become very familiar with a material if you use it every day. 

The further I came along in my paintings the more I preferred to just paint patterns. Sometimes the patterns were very straight (I used a ruler to set up the pattern in pencil then) and sometimes I just did them fully by hand. I am a control freak so I prefer the very straight and uptight ones, haha, but I do see how the more loosely done ones have a bit more character.

I hope you enjoyed this peek into my morning paintings and I wish you all a wonderful and artsy day.