Since my last effort at painting (in reference to my last post) ended so terrible, I kind of needed a pick-me-up-post to cheer me up. So, without any restrictions on self-boosting, I gathered all my favorite paintings since starting up about 15 months ago.
Day at the lake
Day at the beach
Under the sea
The first one is the first painting I were really proud of, painted about three months after first starting up. It´s the first painting I really felt that I could show off to someone. Therefor it´s still my favorite.
The second one is probably the one that i´m most pleased with, regarding technical effort, and the third one is the one where I really felt that this hobby was something to keep building on. The rest of them are all glimpses of paintings that sometimes occur in-between not so good paintings – and some really not so good paintings – that i´m quite pleased with.
But, to make an effort in restraining all this self-boosting, I also have to show of the ones that i´m not so happy with. Like these ones:
What was i thinking?
I don´t know what happened…
Water soluble oil paint
Now, the first one.. I don´t quite know what happende there. I were actually very happy with it, especially the whale. And then, in what must have been a small aneurysm, I thought: hey, let´s paint in a giant sea monster…
I kind of still like it though, for beeing so terrible.
The rest og them is just the kind of efforts that you have to take as practice, I guess. The kind of paintings that just didn´t turn out the way you wanted them to. And believe me, there were A LOT more of them, but they all went straight to the trash without taking any photographs.
It would have been fun to post them all on here though – in the mentioned category “really not so good paintings” – but I guess you´ll just have to use your imagination picturing them.
Just to cheer me up a final time, I´ll show the sea monster painting again. I´ve given it the title: What the hell was I thinking?
And by the way. To the South African man or woman that has been visiting my blog regularly for a while: I´m really stoked that you have chosen to take an interest in my page, and hope you get some kind of joy from it. That would be awesome! It really makes me want to paint more, and I thank you for that! 🙂