I LOVE this one as it is exactly the style I was wanting to create!
The colours are beautiful I am really happy with the semi-abstract yet Impressionist feel. Her dress is exactly what I was after. This is it, this is officially my new style. 🙂
I will continue to push it further in my next paintings but will change my themes according to my inspirations and travels. The colour schemes will change according to my mood or the mood I am wanting to convey in my paintings. I used the rule of thirds to create this image but when it is cropped and central I still like it. Now I want to paint BIG.
African Beauty close up
Traveling Home, Nov 2011
I am back onto the beaches now. This piece was originally going to be realistic but I found the image to be a bit boring and didn’t like the way the people were looking so I layered the colours to get a more Impressionist feel. Which is actually a goal of mine.
I have seen some paintings here in Ghana which incorporate gorgeous layered paint effects. I’d really like to learn that style and apply them to all my pieces. There is something really exciting to me about the flicked, dragged, and sponged paint. It is actually like another interpretation of my final UAE paintings!
I am going to have another attempt with the same style but I’d like to try and get brighter.