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It has taken a bit of effort over the last 22 days to keep painting and I am very happy to say that I have managed to beat myself into some sort of routine which I will allow me to focus more on my art going forward.

That being said I’m sure I do not want to produce a picture every day but work on art most days is a definite goal.

Sorry I’m posting this one day later than normal, life got in the way (we are house hunting).

As a side note I have set up a Buy me a Coffee site, its not got a lot there but I wasn’t looking to use it to grow support just allow anyone who already followed/liked my art to help in buying art supplies.

And feel free not to too, this is a hobby not my full time employment after all

https://www.buymeacoffee.com/WMrOIZXYV

So with today’s painting first, here is the art since I last posted:

22 May

21st May

20th of May

19th of May

18th of May

17th of May

16th of May

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Well art supplies are taking a beating but I’m finding the paint one picture a day is still a neat challenge.

We are currently house hunting amd cutting down on extra spending so my game subscription, netflix and spotify premium are all stopping.

The savings means  I can afford to buy art supplies so its sort of a win

Was mulling over signing up to one of the buy me a coffee sites but unsure if I feel confident enough in my art to ask followers for donations.

Anyway latest paintings as below.

My 5yo daughters painting (she loves painting along)

15th of May

14th of May

13th of May

12th of May

11th of May

10th of May

9th of May

and finally,

9th of May

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Well so far so good, I have managed to paint every day of May which has been fantastic fun and a great learning tool. Some of the works have been better than others but in each one I have added a little to my craft, well that’s the hope anyway.

So in reverse order here is the last weeks effort:

7th May – Ruins

6th May – Sun soaked

5th May – Outcrop

4th May – Happy Dragon (request from my 5yo daughter)

3rd of May – Riverbed

2nd of May – Ink Wash Tree

the first painting was on last weeks post :

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Apologies for the later post, life being life.

Well not very mad however I did decide to attempt 1 painting a day for the month of May.

I don’t have any theme ideas and the quality will be sketchy but painting every day should be a good exercise.

So 1st of May

And some non May art.

And finally my twin 5yos finished their paintings

Bonus cat

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I’ve been off work for the last 5 days which has been fantastic for R&R and a bit better for art work. Family keep me busy but in some breaks I managed to potter about working on improving various aspects of my art.

I should be able to pickup the main canvas for my Jade Forest painting soon which will be nice and then its going to be sometime working on that. In the mean time I am keeping up my sketching at work and home.

With the end of summer its always hit and miss as to how much sun will be out for painting but so far we have been spoiled for nice days, long may it continue!

Bamboo Sketch

Playing with Grass

Dino Line Art for my Kids.

Water-color style Jade Forest

Blue Ink Forest

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Continuing on from the sketch I had started I’ve mostly finished what I wanted to get out of the drawing.

Next phase is to refine the elements, finding some details of the buildings and trees. (If anyone has spare screenshots of them then please share)!

Mucked about with some color tests too.

Not sure if all the prep is helping but its sort of fun to pootle about with it.

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My art journey has been one of endless discovery, often with many more failed attempt than successful as I learn and relearn over and over.

Art for me is an interesting blend of creativity and technical knowledge.

While I consider myself creative its been learning the technical aspects of both tools (brushes, paints etc) and techniques (distance, shadows, compositions etc) where I have felt the most newbish.

In order to improve I’m going to start a bit slower on painting phase, trying to introduce sketches and color test paints before I embark on actually painting.

It will slow me down but in the long journey I think its a good few steps back to make a step forward.

Below is a bit more progress on the old way of painting and a perspective test paint.

Playing with colors and perspectives

Bonus cat in bag

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