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Jun 29, 2016

Brush and Palette Knife Attempts


One of the interesting things about learning how to paint is that I'm also learning to slow down and enjoy the process. 

I actually had no idea how hurried my mind was and it's an amazing feeling to take time and immerse myself in the now! 

It's been freeing!

Here are the next three paintings I've done. The first is a Modern Abstract. It is my third painting.

I absolutely loved making this one. Definitely a style I love and I will make more! 

The next one is Modern Impressionism. This is my fourth painting.

I'm not sure if I'm overly happy with this one, but I'm just learning. 

I also tried a different technique on a 5x7 canvas. I'm not happy with this one, but wanted to try. Technically though, it's my fifth painting.

The hardest part of painting is knowing when you're done. So I played a bit more with the last one. Not sure if it's better, but I prefer it!

Well, that's all for now! Hope you're enjoying my creative journey!


While I'm learning, I've copied as my inspiration from:
Painting with Jane, A Walk in the Rain / Osnat, Reflection / Robert Jurisich, layering technique


  1. I think you are doing a wonderful job! Keep on keepin' on!

    1. Thanks so much!! I will keep trying and hopefully get better! :)

  2. Wow. I love the style that is shining through in these paintings. Actually, my favourite is the one you didn't like that much. It puts me in mind of city traffic on a very rainy day. I could imagine seeing this in a gallery if it were on a larger canvas. Well done.

    1. OMGoodness! You see it! No one here could tell what it was. I'm so glad you see it and thank you so much for the compliment! :)

  3. All are terrific Carmen and it is so good to hear you enjoying doing this

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Great to see the different stiles in the paintings. I specialy love the first and the second one.

    1. Thank you! I'm not sure which style I prefer, and to be honest, I get bored easily, so maybe variety is good!

  5. You strike me as not only talented but a versatile artist - these are all unique and striking. I love that top one in particular

    1. Wow, thank you so much! I like variety- with all the different paint types and mediums, it should keep me playing!


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