Monday, 7 January 2013

The Expression of an Impression*

I forgot to mention one of the other Christmas presents I got when I posted last week. My lovely brother bought me some painting supplies. He remembered that I did an evening painting and drawing class and so he bought some canvas paper and a small canvas (which I am apparently to paint and give back to him so he can have something I've created, just in case I become famous *laughs*)

It was an excellent prompt to get me back to the brushes, as I haven't really picked them up since stopping the class. Yesterday I had a day to myself and filled it with painting and knitting and catching up on TV shows, and had a fabulous time *grins*

This first one is supposed to represent a nebula. I don't think it's quite what I was trying to achieve, it's a bit like a painting a kid might bring home from school. Ah well. The problem is that I'm not skilled enough to paint exactly what I want, but that just tells me that I need to practice more ;)

For reference, this is sort of what I wanted it to look like...

My second one was slightly more successful I think, well, it looks like what it is supposed to be anyway *laughs*

I'm more pleased with this one, though I think it needs a little more work. But I have a feeling that I will be someone that feels as though a painting is never finished and always needs a little more work - perhaps I should also practice letting go *laughs*

A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it? Ernst Hass


  1. I think they both look great! I particularly like the tree with the moon. I can feel the mood just looking at the painting.

  2. I like them. They are very nice for someone who hasn't done it in a while. I can't wait to see what else you do.

  3. Actually before I even saw the photo of the nebula, that is exactly what I thought it was! The colors are spot on!

  4. How fun to get back to a hobby. Your bro is so cool to have remembered and to have bought you all these supplies. Reminds me of when my brother knew I liked art and bought me this blow pen set.


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