Aqui a gente não faz só Make não! Hahaha
Para quem não sabe, muito antes de começar a trabalhar com maquiagem, já trabalhava com desenho e pintura
Tá ai a foto de uma parede que fiz com tinta acrílica essa semana (meu quarto, no caso 😂)
O que acharam?
Day 241 of my 365 day drawing challenge! I got quite a bit done tonight on my painting. I definitely still have a ways to go and it’ll change quite a bit by the time I’m finished. I dropped in my trees and sort of roughed in some rocks and grass. The grass is pretty ugly right now but I think it’ll turn out pretty good by the time I’m done. Fingers crossed.
Real talk. I can handle heights, spiders, being alone in a foreign country, scary movies, creepy men, you name it. But I have a deep and intense fear of the dark. Like, sometimes even if the lights are off in my bedroom, but especially dark forests.
As in, one time my sister and I hiked a mountain in BC—right beside this mountain I’m painting actually—and it gets dark a lot faster than in the prairies where things are flat and so I made her run the entire way down the mountain because it was getting dark even though she was so exhausted that she almost collapsed.
As in, when my husband and I go camping if I have to pee in the middle of the night I wake him up to come with me kind of fear.
On the other hand, I’m OBSESSED with forests. My dream would be to just live in the middle of an untamed forest and basically pretend I’m in Narnia. Or Sherwood Forest. Or basically any fairy tale/legendary forest. I am just fascinated by them. I had the privilege of going to Wales when I was 18 and let me tell you that being in the actual forests that the legend of Robin Hood originated had me totally in awe (like, the locals had never seen anyone this fascinated by trees before).
Why am I telling you this? Partly to tell you a bit about this mountain I’m painting...but also because sometimes the things we are most afraid of are the things that are most beautiful in life. I mean let’s face it, dark forests are crazy scary. I probably should have a degree of fear towards them, but that fear and mystery is part of what makes it so incredible.
I think that’s also what makes God so incredible, he’s mysterious and untamed and terrifying. But he’s also incredibly beautiful and fascinating and full of life. The deeper you go the more beautiful things you’ll find, even if it scares you. That’s all for today’s musings... Congratulations for making it to the end of this post, you win a gold star ⭐️
We had an amazing view of the lake this last weekend. I sat and painted this view the first day until it got too hot and then tried to finish it the second day but the mosquitoes got the better of me so I finished it on the plane. I was actually pretty bored with it if I’m honest. I wanted to paint some rugged mountains lol.
My first step for creating a painting is to fill a few pages in my sketchbook with pencil sketches, mantras, colour pallet combinations, practice brushstrokes and a few doodles of the piece. This is how I get my initial ideas out and get a sense of where I want to take the painting. •
Often times I'll have the pencil sketch beside the painting sketch so I can compare the two and add colour swatches to the pencil marks. This is one of my favourite stages of a painting because it allows me to see the painting come to life. •
If at first it's not the view that I'm looking for then I keep trying and move on quickly. My mantra with Art is to fail early, fail often and iterate often.
Day 240 of my 365 day drawing challenge! Starting a new painting tonight. I think this might be in Colorado but I’m not 100% sure I’ll have to check my reference again. I got it from Pinterest. There’s a surprising amount of purple in this one. I feel like I’m struggling a little bit with this one as well. But I think I can still pull it off. I just need to add more detail into the mountains and on the slopes where the trees are. I think these might be my best clouds yet though.
Finished! I’m so happy to have a piece to commemorate my favorite view from my trip to Denali last year with its unbelievable mountains, freely roaming wildlife, and beautiful wildflowers. The colors of the Polychrome Pass and the expansiveness and almost incomprehensible magnitude of everything I saw in saw in Denali will stay with me my whole life. ♡🏔🌻🏔♡
I’ll have prints of this Polychrome Pass piece in my Etsy shop Friday if you’re interested - thanks for looking ♡