Wednesday, 9 June 2010


Last year in London I bought an Elle Decoration magazine. Inside was an advertisement by Ford that somehow attracted me. I started painting it but never finished it until today.

I hadn't done any painting for a long time and just used some old paint, both gouache and acryl, from my childhood. The result is far from perfect, but I do like it. What I also like, is that during this one painting, I saw my skills improving. I know some of you like it when I tell about the 'mistakes' I make and about what makes me learn, so here we go...

For example, the big flower was painted a couple of months ago, the other ones today. I definitely like the small ones better, especially the right one. There's more dept in it, I made much more use of dark and light colours. You can also see it in the background, I started down left and worked up to the right corner. Down left there are too many brush strokes visible to my opinion.
I finished with the branches, which I think are the best of the whole painting

Maybe I should try more, and see what I can come up with. If I only had more time....

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