Tag pink

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Pink Thicket

Yesterday I made a really cool watercolor painting, that inspired me to create a similar painting with acrylic on an 8×10 canvas. Again it’s relatively simplistic, although, I had a broader color palette this time and did an undercoat of pink before applying the blue to make an interesting periwinkle sky. The fairy’s dress is just a faded shade of the colors of the plants surrounding her – I used black to outline it all because I like how it stands out. I wanted to try something different though, so I added  white dots at the end across the painting to give it a different, more grunge like feel, as opposed to the smooth swirly feel in the watercolor.
I really love how both paintings turned out in their similarities and differences. I might try and do some more of these in watercolor, as I learned that I actually prefer it when I’m doing something like this. I think it’s because of how much I need the paint to flow…

Peak Above the Clouds

Last night I sat down to paint the view from the plane as I remembered (except for the fairy, she just seemed fitting). It took a long time, because I thought that my 16×20 canvas was more appropriate a size for a mountain I could see from my neighbor’s window over the wing. I noticed how colorful the sky is at dawn – pinks, blues, even some green, and so I tried to capture that as best I could with the shadows and wispy feel of the clouds and the mountain right before we passed it and it faded out of view.
Peak Above The Clouds

Mountains in the clouds…

So this morning on the flight home I happened to glance out the airplane window and see a mountain top peeking through the clouds. I grabbed my ipad a few minutes later and started drawing it….then I accidentally deleted it…so I had to start all over. Sometime tonight (if I don’t fall asleep) or tomorrow I’ll do an actual painting of it, because it was just absolutely amazing – in the mean time, here’s my 2 minute finger drawing…

Fight Like a Girl

Last night I decided to paint my favorite shoes (and weapons)….high heels. Something about them makes me feel confident, tall (obviously), and I like knowing that if I ever needed to kick something while wearing them, I would probably at least leave a mark. Initially I was going to call it “I’m mad, so very very mad” – a Scott Pilgrim-esque way of naming things, but as I painted I became less angry and more….happy and added a purple-and-blue-haired fairy. So my initial title no longer fit.

Fight Like a Girl

I also decided to try my hand using my fan brush – I’ve stayed away from using it because I was nervous and didn’t really understand how it worked, but figured, I might as well try it for the background of my huge 16×20 canvas. It’s amazing. I love how much smoother it is to shade and bring in color. Way better than the other brushes I’ve been using.

Pain in the Shadows

She’s an amicable creature from a hostile country. She’s a dainty fairy and can’t survive on her own, yet full of a strength that few can muster. Her past full of hurt and crimes, she carries the world on her shoulders, but you wouldn’t know unless she showed you her pain hidden in the shadows.
(or Summer Glau on a butterfly’s wing)