The last year and a half has been, well, strange to say the least. My family and I are safe and healthy, and we’ve all adjusted to the new normal.
During this time, I’ve taken on a new creative outlet that I thought I’d share with you. I’ve started oil painting. I’ve never oil painted before, but thought I’d try something different. As much as I love nature and photographing nature, naturally, that’s what I paint.
I’m learning new techniques as I go, and have been focussing on certain elements each time, ie water effects, mountains, reflections, etc… I’m becoming more comfortable with a palette knife and my color blending is improving.
Here’s the progression of my painting progress.
So…this is what I’ve been up to, besides my 40+ hour a week job. Painting relaxes me, and I’ve found a stress- relieving hobby that I actually have a talent for. I still have a lot to learn and need more practice, but I’m enjoying my artistic journey.