old painting: Passion Flower

This is an old painting of mine, actually about 4 years old! I love the colours and the blurry background. Hope you like it 🙂

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commissioned painting: ‘Tropical Hoopoe’

I just had the pleasure of painting this beautiful commissioned painting. I had never heard of a Hoopoe bird before but now I know them well! Since Hoopoes are actually pretty brown and don’t have a very tropical look, I decided to add some pinks, reds and oranges!

I had never previously painted birds in detail so it was pretty challenging but rewarding. It measures 40 x 50 cm (16″ x 20″) and is acrylic on canvas.

I hope you love it as much as I do!

Following slideshow shows the painting at various stages of the process!

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new painting! ‘Wisteria in Lutry’

‘Wisteria in Lutry’ was painted from a photo I took in a nearby village called Lutry. These little village houses overlook the lake and are surely some of the most beautiful homes around here! I would certainly love to live in one!

They have pretty little gardens in front and lots and lots of wisteria. I love wisteria and its pretty colours!

 

This is actually an acrylic painting on thick watercolour paper. The sheet of paper measures 28 x 37 cm (11″ x 15″) and the painting itself measures 21 x 21 cm (8″ x 8″).

If you are interested in the process of this painting, take a look at following slideshow! I started off drawing a rough sketch with pencil. Then I painted the background wall colour, the shadows and then the details. I painted the plants last and they were the most challenging since I have very little practice painting plants! Well, luckily I didn’t mess it up and it all turned out well.

So well actually that I have decided to keep the original. However, I will be selling prints soon… I’m getting an amazing printer in two weeks time… can’t wait!

What do you think? Could this be the prettiest village on earth?

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