The Way I Was, 56cmx76cm acrylic on Watercolour paper
I have been playing around in the studio incorporating faces into my paintings lately. I adore painting landscapes, however I sometimes feel that it is difficult to express my deeper feelings within a landscape painting. Landscapes are serene, beautiful, colourful and calming but sometimes I feel like I have more to say.
I've been wanting to explore some more emotive work for a while and adding in a figurative element seemed like the most obvious way of expressing myself.
It has been a challenge and showing this work has made me feel quite vulnerable but I believe stepping out of your comfort zone is the first step towards something better.
Im not quite ready to discuss the deeper meaning behind these works just yet, partly because I don't really know exactly what I'm trying to express. For now they are magical experiments that I am quite happy with but they are also not quite what I had planed either. I am enjoying the process which is the important part.
Your Heart My Heart, 56cmx76cm acrylic on Watercolour paper
Eyes Closed (SOLD) 56cmx76cm acrylic on Watercolour paper
Some of these are available to purchase in the original painting section of my online store. I am also still working on some landscape paintings for my open studio in November.