Don’t Overwater Your Plants

I was watering the one plant that I have in my room today and I may have overdone it a tad. The most difficult part of this piece was working out the colours – I tried a few different approaches with this one which included using different shades of blue for everything as well as going heavy on the line work. Ultimately I settled for something in between. I feel like I’m gaining confidence with this style but it still takes a lot of playing around to get it right, however I don’t mind this because it means I’m pushing myself.

Gouache painting

This is the first attempt I’ve made to paint using gouache for about three years. I’m going to be self deprecating here and say it’s a very amateurish outcome. I wasn’t confident in my brush movement, I wasn’t very sure what brush to even use, and the dark reds should be darker. I’m going to try this one again and perhaps use stencils and a paint roller to apply the block colours, while applying the outlines with a brush. Again, I’ll keep you posted. I’m giving this one away, so if you follow my Facebook or Instagram page you can be in with a chance to win. Go here for my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mattwalkerart and here for IG https://www.instagram.com/mattwalkerart/ and just follow the instructions. Cheers Matt.

French Girl

This was originally going to be a quick study of a cafe scene, but is now instead a prep piece for an actual traditional acrylic painting I’m going to do. I’m not super good at using traditional media so I wanted to do something that would be relatively simple to execute. I’ll post up the acrylic piece when I’ve done it (hopefully on Friday). Enjoy!