All posts tagged: paint

Vibrant and Colourful Mountain Painting

Sometimes I wonder if my brain would much rather I see the world continuously as if I were on psychedelics…anyway- here’s my latest painting.   When I’m painting, there’s no process I follow or regimented technique I stick to.  I just tend to paint and see what happens…I’m pleased with how this impulse piece turned out- but I would love to know what you think. Emily x For more of my work, have a look at my Facebook page:    

Colourful Rain Painting

  This piece is inspired by one of my favourite artists, who I looked to for improving the freedom of my technique. This painting means something special to me, not because of what it looks like, but what it represents. Underneath the thick layers of colourful acrylic, there are two of my previous paintings which I poured over for hours, making continuous adjustments, critically comparing each detail to my reference photos and then starting all over again by quickly sweeping a layer of white paint over my work.  I repeated this process twice. To others, it seemed like a waste of time and effort, but to me this was not a pointless task.  It was a valuable lesson in learning about myself as an artist, and about what works and what doesn’t when putting paint to canvas. I am a self taught, and find that making mistakes and creating ‘failed masterpieces’ is all part of the learning process as I continue my journey to on the road to becoming a full time artist.     For …

Colourful Paintings

  It’s always satisfying to see how far I have come with my art since I started last Summer.  Here’s me surrounded by a few of my recent paintings- I like to think of it as my colourful art cave, and I fully intend to make this cave as big as possible… As I am not a full time artist, I am currently painting like a mad painting pixie during the evening as I have a solo exhibition in June, which I’m very much looking forward to.  It will be my first chance to display my work publicly in real life! I think it makes such a difference viewing artworks up close and personal rather than seeing photographs, which can take away some of the vibrancy and detail of the work. For more of my work, take a look at my Facebook page: Or follow me on Instagram:   Emily x      

My Journey- The Beginning

I remember being no more than five years old staring up at the classroom wall in awe at a drawing that one of the older pupils had done.  That was the moment I became fascinated by, and fell in love with art.  From that moment on, I was the child in school who waited eagerly all week for art lessons, who doodled compulsively whenever I got the chance, and who was forever proudly running to my parents with some new creation or another, desperate to learn as much about drawing and art as I could. Although this spark in me did not die down, years later when it came to choosing a degree course to study I was torn between my head and my heart.  My head won, and told me to pursue a ‘sensible’ subject with a steady career path. So I did.  But I could not ignore my compulsion to paint and draw as it continued to grow.  In the summer of 2013, I felt like I was falling down a dark hole.  I …