“Nadia” watercolor and gouache. Sometimes my scanner -really- picks up on the texture of the paper, other times not. I’d prefer it didn’t.
I needed a blue for my continued obsession with clouds and skyscapes. Now I can actually start painting some. I read that Phthalo blue was the color to get. I already had one, but it was a Phthalo (red hue). A lot warmer than what I wanted, no good for a bright, sunny day. I also got some other paints and some brushes. All set. All images from my Instagram account ByMaritaBliss some taken with my phone, some with my camera
A Small acrylic painting I did. Trying to loosen up my style a bit, so there hasn’t been a lot of these sort of “realistic” ones. Maybe I’ll post some of my experiments soon.
Watercolor and gouache stars. This is from February, completely forgot to post it (surprise, surprise). She’s so faint and airy, I thought about adding more layers, but I just couldn’t. She’s just the way she’s supposed to be.
A watercolor lady I painted in March. A lot of Payne’s grey, and I sort of gave up on the hair mid-way through. But I still like her.
A (sort of quick) mixed media portrait I did on the “wrong side of the paper. It’s the Fabrino hot pressed satin paper, 300g. On the right side graphite goes on smoothly, but on the wrong side it just preforms sort of.. Weird.. And patchy. So I tried not to do much shading at all. The pictures didn’t turn out too bad though.
WIP drawing. I have a plan, and I thought I’d add some watercolor to it at some point. But I know as soon as I add color the graphite will look just too light.. So leaving it as it is for just a -little- longer.
Studio mood. I’ll get darker soon, need to get some proper light in before that. And I also need some new bruses. I guess I’ll have to make a list.
A watercolor portrait I did in 2015. Really light and airy. It’s just been sitting in a drawer, found it recently and though it was about time to post it!
I’ve had this orchid for years, and this year it decided it was time to bloom again. Together with a slightly unfinished drawing, I’ve been painting more with acrylics lately.