Monday, 14 April 2014

Colour on the walls

Hey guys! Hope you're all having a nice week/lovely holidays for anyone who's at school or uni :) I'm home for Easter at the moment too, supposedly using the time wisely to revise for exams at the end of May, so any paintings I'm posting on here the next few weeks means I'm seriously procrastinating, haha!

Here's one I've just finished which I've been working on for the last couple of days. It's had mixed reactions from my family already  (Dad: Well then. Mum: There's splodge-y paint. WHY DID YOU SPLODGE THE PAINT. Sister: Well, I quite like it), so I wanted to gauge what you fine people of the internet thought?

Looking back over it now, the eyes could do with some slight repositioning/resizing, and just generally going back over the facial features. I was really happy with the colour palette though, I bought some new Cerulean Blue and Rose acrylic paints yesterday which are so vibrant and pure for mixing :) To achieve the splatter-y effect I mixed the colour with white wall paint and water (I may have been a little over-enthusiastic with the paint flicking, our guest-room walls will never be quite the same again. The carpet's beginning to look slightly like a Jackson Pollock painting. But it's just such a great stress reliever!).

Acrylics on canvas, 16"x20"

Lauren x

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  4. I love this! Great colours and expressive brush strokes. I love being that free with paint

  5. this looks REALLY good. i could just about feel the wind blowing through the hair. really digging this.

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