A red mountain. Is it anything to it?

This is the result of a very unplanned and unmotivated session. I wanted to paint something, but didn't know what and didn't know how. A recipe for a bad result, even though it can sometimes create a good outcome. It didn't this time... I had a canvas laying around that I spray painted black a…

Ocean and Water

Sitting around in my painting room one night, I decided to have an unplanned go at a painting. I had recently painted over an unsuccessful canvas painting using a black spray paint, and thought I would combine it with some of my blue paint. I had no plan other than to use a palette knife…

A Yellow Sundown

This is an acrylic painting I made a week ago. I don't know how I feel about it, really. On the one hand, I do like how the mountains in the center ended up. I used a pallette knife to kind of scrape the paint on, which made some paint from the yellow background shine…

A colourful stroll

I usually try to paint as lifelike or real looking scenes as I can manage. This makes it hard to get the paintings looking just right, but when I do succeed in some form I just find it exhilarating. The pressure I put on myself to paint something good almost always ends up getting me…

Something good in something bad?

Today I made a trainwreck of a painting. I started out making a nice, calm, grassy mountain scape, and was very pleased with the way the painting was going. As confidence grew larger with each brush stroke, I decided to put in a nice, calm creek in the bottom of the painting. Just to finish…

My first acrylic painting

There's been a lot of "firsts" lately, and my last session was therefore no exception. I've been thinking about it for a while, and finally decided to have a go at my very first acrylic painting. I've been getting a lot of acrylic paint as gifts over the years, and recently bought some additional colours…