Monday, 18 February 2013

Painting Bright Acrylics


We've had a nice few sunny days here over the half term holiday but I've spent a lot of it decorating the bathroom. No finished pics yet to show you, I have a curtain to make and a floor to sand and varnish before that happens. :)
I'm still managing to do a drawing a day, (click here to see the others) and the picture above is a page from my sketchbook where I've used one of those drawings in a collage with a nice colourful acrylic background. 

Doing a little drawing each day has really helped get my mind back into painting and the big one that I'm working on is coming along slowly, decorating permitting!


Here it is at the moment. I want to add more flowers in the foreground and I think the house on the left needs another window downstairs. It must be very dark in there! I'm thinking about putting curtains in the windows but I have a feeling that might be too much fiddley detail. What do you think? :)







14 comments:

denthe said...

love your bright colours! And that painting is coming along beautifully. Love the flowers! I think the windows look great as they are ...

illustration poetry said...

lovely ♥

Kyra Wilson said...

Curtains might be too much detail from afar like that... but what about flower boxes? :)

Veronique said...

The flowers are a great addition to the painting! Lovely red. A tiny window for the house on the left downstairs or a tree/bush or a bench?

Jess said...

Great ideas thankyou!xx

Elika B said...

the weather has been so good here too .. but it was freezing in Chicago
I love this painting! the simplicity is beautiful <3

Trish said...

I love your painting...
I love bright colours. At the weekend I could not get mexican folk art out of my mind, and had to get out my felt tip pens to create a little fun!
Don't bright days make a difference to how you feel? They do me!x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What beeeeautiful vibrant colors. Just a few curtains and one house with flower boxes like here in Germany:)

Hannah Nunn said...

Lovely painting. I like the houses. They remind me of where I used to live in Wales. x

Victoria said...

Oh my..this is super fabulous..gorgeous blooms and the houses in the backdrop are dazzling and so enchanting....so very beautiful Jess!!
Wow..shine on..beautiful!
Victoria

Els said...

Ha, love the bits of sunshine Jess !
Good luck with the show !

Karen Fields said...

Very sweet landscape, Jess. I love the flowers too!

Tammie Lee said...

so wonderful to see your charming art!

Martina said...

Wow Juess, i love both images you show here - big and small, Love the bright leaf-shapes in the small pne and the bright yellow - that is my colour right now! As to the curtains - i think those windows should stay as they are - pergect this way! Have a happy tuesday!