what i did yesterday: starting a new painting



yesterday i started working on a new painting. quite a while ago i snatched a color sample card from a home improvement store with a photo i liked. do you collect these color inspiration cards as well? i can't ever get enough of them.

after i made a sketch based on elements found in the picture i started painting it on canvas. although i got a little further than what you see on the above photo i wasn't able to finish yet. but when i do i'll make sure to show you the finished piece.




i had to google the translation for what i sketched. it's weidenk├Ątzchen in german, pussy willow or catkin in english. my parents get these in their yard every year, i love how soft they are! they are so soft i need to also touch them with my lips whenever i hold one in my hands. maybe it's weird for me to do that but i'm sure i'm not the only one out there... :)

4 comments:

Nathalie Kalbach said...

this is soo beautiful!! Im in love!

DanielleQ said...

This is gorgeous... yes, you have to run them lightly across your lips, it's instinctive, they are just so soft :) We grew up calling them pussy willows...

sylvia said...

i also run them across my lips and a little towards my nose... i do this with fabric and yarn as well. it's just be best to estimate how soft something really is :)
love the painting, looking forward to seeing it finished!

elle marie said...

I love your painting techniques.. I wish I could paint or draw freestyle..

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