I've finally done it! I've got paintings on my website!! I've only got prints available so far, the originals will be coming soon!!
My first release is six original paintings done by yours truly. I've been painting for a few years now and drawing for even longer. I've experimented with multiple mediums, oil, acrylic and even encaustic briefly, and find myself coming back to oil, usually. I love the luscious buttery consistency of oil, and I even like the smell. Now, I'm a solvent-free painter, which means I don't use mineral spirits etc, so my studio smells way better than the average oil painter! So don't judge me too harshly when I say I love the smell of oil paints!!
My painting style is a little different than what they teach you in school - though I've taken plenty of classical training and can paint in the traditional ways, I mostly don't(I get bored with under-paintings and glazing!). I paint solvent free, and I usually don't use a brush, preferring my fingers and other random tools. I also often don't use a palette when painting. I simply mix the paints directly on the canvas. When in university, I sometimes felt like I needed to tell beginner painters to ignore what I'm doing and follow what their instructor says instead. Learn the rules before you break them, and all that!
Anyway, about this series:
The "Doodle" Series
If I have a pen or pencil in my hand, I will doodle! Whether on the phone or in a meeting, my paper usually has some kind of doodle on it. I started creating the paintings in the "Doodle" series based off of these doodles I'd drawn while focused on other things. I then took these simple doodles and used them as a starting point to create the paintings in my "Doodle" series. Sometimes the doodle became something else (a couple of them look like birds to me!) and in other cases I consciously directed the doodle to a specific shape. It is a lighthearted series of paintings and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them.