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Even before the winter passed, I had have excitement of flower blooming in spring. I love colors and in my opinion, no object do better in representing color than flowers do. I love to see how often they have colors which actualy complement each other. Magnificent! Ma sha Allah.

So this obsession of mine finally had it’s chance to be fruitful. I gave myself permission to just pour it all on the paper instead of overthinking. In this painting, perhaps you can see how free brush strokes that I made. At first I don’t really know where to start. This made me act too carefully, hence it didn’t not bring the mood and feeling I’m up to. Alhamdulillah, that didn’t happen long. One tips I know from the experienced artists is making tonal study of the overall design plan before painting will be very helpful to tackle this challenge. I tried it and I found it works. I also found that I need to exercise my sketching ability alot!

Anyway here is the final painting.

What do you think?

This painting is for sell. Email me if you are interest.

Would you like to spend a day just by yourself in the cottage near the ocean where no one knows your name?

a cottage where you can see the mountain from your window and the grassland is your backyard.

I like the idea of having mental picture of healing places that I can visit instantly whenever I want and need. I have some myself and I’m inspired to depict it thorough my painting.

I believe everyone needs to have alone time with themselves in a place that would allowed them to heal and reconnect with their soul.

This painting is the second painting from ‘The healing Places’ series I’m working on. It is for sell on my etsy shop for only €70.

Anyway, How would your healing place look like?

I like the idea of having mental picture of healing places that I can visit instantly whenever I want and need. I have some myself and I’m inspired to depict it thorough my painting.
I believe everyone needs to have alone time with themselves in a place that would allowed them to heal and reconnect with their soul.

This painting is the first painting from ‘The healing Places’ series I’m working on. It is for sell on my etsy shop for only €50.

Anyway, How would your healing place look like?

PS : I join in Paint Party Friday this week

Early this week I finished my practice piece from Geoff Kersey Tutorial. Alhamdulillah 😊. I learnt alot of how to mix green through this painting. Believe it or not in this painting only contains one green from the pallete which is Emerald green. There rest are mixed. After finished few of Kersey tutorials. I start to gain more understanding of limited pallet concept and how it work. Alhamdulillah.

 

 

 

This painting is for sale in my Etsy shop for only 70€

Anyway, I’m joining Paint Party Friday this week 🙂

Note :

This painting is a practice piece that I made after artist Geoff Kersey. It’s a version of mine and isn’t identical with his. I made decisions of what to follow and what to leave. I’m a self-taught artist and I decided to sell some of my practice pieces in order to keep going on my painting journey.

It’s legal and has been confirmed in Geoff Kersey’s website that students can sell their own practice piece.

This week I painted a practice piece from Geoff Kersey tutorial called ‘Winter in Padley George, Derbyshire’.
It was a kind of a lovely winter scenery that I wished to experience this winter, but unfortunately couldn’t due to lack of snowfall in my city this year. I’m glad that at least I could paint such scenery and enjoy the result after that. Alhamdulillah.

 

 

 

 

This painting is for sale in my etsy shop for only 70€

Note :

This painting is a practice piece that I made after artist Geoff Kersey. It’s a version of mine and isn’t identical with his. I made decisions of what to follow and what to leave. I’m a self-taught artist and I decided to sell some of my practice pieces in order to keep going on my painting journey.

It’s legal and has been confirmed in Geoff Kersey’s website that students can sell their own practice piece.

On monday this week I finished my practice painting called Autumn Lane. This piece is from Artist Geoff Kersey’s tutorial from Arttutor.com. Kersey is one of the landscape watercolor artist that I look up to. His painting is clean, clear without being too realistic and conveys a strong feeling. I also love watching his videos because he gives clear guidance for each steps.

The Autumn Lane is my favorite painting of him in Arttutor. The first time I browsed through his lessons there, I had been amazed of how beautiful the final painting from this class would be if we follow the demo precisely. Of course it’s not that easy, after all, all of his courses are marked as advanced level. That’s my reason for not tying out his course right away the first time I joined Arttutor two months ago.

I think his lesson needs an artist watercolor paper to accommodate the subject matter as well as the technique in order to get a final result closer to his. Thus, instead of ruining my precious paper, I choose to practice more with others interesting classes there utilizing my student grade watercolor paper that I have stock in abundant. Then after some time, I will come back to his course.

Autumn is my favorite season. Its colors are wonderful and the feeling is magical. And I’m glad that I could learn to depict the colors from this Kersey’s painting demo. Even though I don’t have every color he used in it, I’m still able to mix some colors that at least look close to his colors. He mixed all colors he used. It’s interesting how he mixes his green, dark green, brown, orange, pink and grey.

The only thing that I try not to follow is the application of white opaque in the painting since that’s what I prefer. I also prefer to leave my foreground loose and lacking of detail. I’m not sure whether it makes my painting weak or not. I’m just into the loose, free and open feeling right now.

It took me three days to finish this painting. Not only because I have to wait until my baby falls asleep at night, but also fight my tiredness as well as giving natural drying time for the painting in each step. However, I feel happy that I finally could finish it.

 

The hardest part for me was painting the shadows of the trees. I haven’t figured out how to do it properly yet. I guess I just need to practice it again and again and again on the piece of practice paper until I get the right feeling of it. Having too much fear of ruining my hard work at the final stage is indeed stilling the joy.

I love the overall color of my painting. My favorite part is the purple foliage in the distance as well as the purple shadow on the foreground. What about you?