More Updates (3.26.2020)

Two original brown sugar fresh milk bubble teas from Bubble Lee
If things open up again, I’ll be getting this more often.

Hey everyone, I thought I’d like to make an update about how things have been going in general. As usual, it’s about having a ton of plans and no time to do them all.

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Happy holidays!

I thought I’d share some mini canvas paintings I did for the holidays:

Nine gouache-acryl paintings depicting a simplified burnt bird, in various holiday-themed scenes.

Each canvas was painted with Turner acryl-gouache paint, which dries relatively quick compared to my regular acrylics. Lately I’ve been using this paint set more often for its “rose” colour – I find it easier to use to mix more vibrant purples and pinks.

This time around I was focusing on adding texture to background elements – as you can see, some turned out better than others. Overall, it was a nice speed paint session to get me motivated to make more art next year.

Here are the close-ups:

A gouache-acryl painting depicting a burnt bird in a hat and looking at a Christmas tree and is beside a blue and white present.
A gouache-acryl painting depicting a burnt bird in a sweater and is about to carve a ham.
A gouache-acryl painting depicting a burnt bird in a hat and is in the middle of a snowball fight.
A gouache-acryl painting depicting a burnt bird in a pair of earmuffs and looking through a window of a bakery shop. It is carrying two shopping bags.
A gouache-acryl painting depicting a burnt bird in a scarf and sliding down the hill in a toboggan.
A gouache-acryl painting depicting a burnt bird in a helmet and is playing hockey in an ice rink.
A gouache-acryl painting depicting a burnt bird roasting a sausage by the fireplace.
A gouache-acryl painting depicting a burnt bird in a mug of hot chocolate.
A gouache-acryl painting depicting a burnt bird on a tray of baked chocolate chip cookies, implying it was also in the oven.

Here are the sketch mock-ups:

Marker versions of the gouache-acryl paintings, which were used to plan out the pictures before painting.
Nine mini canvases with sketches of the painted scenes on them.