Time flies. I was actually quite surprised when I published my recent post, and saw that the total tally actually had reached 99.
It feels like a while, but it doesn’t feel like it’s been three whole years since I went to the mall, kind of on a whim, and bought my very first painting set to see if it could be a suiting hobby for me.
It was a wooden casket with some brushes, a palette and a set of paint tubes, and I went straight home to do my first session.
I remember putting a lot of plastic bags on the kitchen table with an oil painting paper on top, and got to work.
I thought I would spend an hour or two just testing it out, but when I finished up it was dark outside and I had been at it for about six hours.
The result of my very first painting since kindergarten was this:
It’s been like that ever since. I don’t think I’ve ever spent less time on painting or drawing than I set out to. In most sessions, a lot (A LOT) more.
You just get into the zone, forgetting everything else around, or in life, as I’ve seen a lot of other people describe as well.
After starting out, I quickly went over from regular oil paint to water soluble oil paint. Simply because the oil paint made my head ache during long hours over the kitchen table.
Water soluble oil paint is therefore the medium I’ve by far used the most, even though 2018 mostly have been used testing out pencil and pen drawings, watercolour and markers.
The reason behind this is simply that I noticed a lack of skill when it came to painting objects that demanded a certain amount of craftsmanship. Like living creatures og selected perspectives.
I hope that by learning to draw and paint with different mediums I’ll be able to increase my skills overall, and not let myself be restricted by a lack of confidence in doing what I want to do.
Testing out different mediums has also been a blast on it’s own, which has really expanded my horizon. I hope to soon be able to pick out my preferred medium based on what kind of painting or drawing I want to make, and kind of see which of them would do the task most justice.
This has also made my trips to the hobby store a lot longer (and more expensive) than they used to be. But when something makes you happy, I think it’s worth spending some money on.
The feeling of buying a new brand of paint, a tutorial book or even my first sailor fountain pen was just terrific after all!
Anyway, enough rambling from me. I thought my 100th post on the blog should be a nice opportunity to look back on the recent years.
It’s been so much fun, and so much time spent, and I really look forward to the rest of the journey.
Since august I’ve been getting some followers of the blog as well, which I think is just amazing!
I want to thank everyone who has found it worth while to tag along. I really, really appreciate it!
I guess there’s not much more to say then but; Happy painting! 🙂