This week’s raven paintings are so colorful, I don’t know what happened. I guess it’s summer.
This is part two of the how to tutorial, or a sequel to a topic that I felt has really been covered too little – it’s about how to decorate your private space in a way it will remain a private space and to use weird things that people are scared of.
We’ve covered the idea of multiplying a specific painting or other artwork into amounts that will create a distraction. In a nutshell, you can put a huge number of the same cute items onto the walls and your room will remain empty.
The other trick would be to buy frames which stand on their own and then turn them down, so only the backside is visible. This is a huge expression of issues, dark aura, eerie ghosts of the past and so on. People have been trained to think that a backside of a painting means something awful, so if you happen to decorate your house with the backsides of frames or paintings, it can not be argued that a room is never to be visited again.
You think this is a normal sight of a backside of a canvas? Uhuh, how about you imagine now – a person flipped it over! Because of reasons!
So far we’ve established that humans are scared of these art related things:
- cute topics in a huge number of copies
- flipsides of artworks
Who is the blacknwhite’st of them all! I’ve been making these abstract black and white forest paintings and one day I woke up and the entire world looked like someone had put on filter on it! It was the best two days of all winter, really amazing!
Next week when it will get to -20F, maybe we will get something amazing again, keeping my fingers crossed! Aurora borealis wise, we were not that lucky this week, there was a huge aurora on above the North, Feb 22th I think, but it was cloudy. I have my Aurora Forecast app set to alarm me, but it’s my morning routine these days to check it too. If you’re in Estonia and want to keep your eye out for northern lights and you use Facebook, you should join the group “Eestimaa virmalised”, you won’t miss a storm.
Besides Aurora there is another light show you have to see once in your lifetime – it’s light pillars and you see them because the water crystals in the air reflect all the light sources in the city all the way up to the sky, like this: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160208.html The Sun might have a pillar too sometimes.
If you happen to see either one of these, you’re very lucky because you probably witnessed the only or one of a couple of days in the year it’s possible, so take a mental picture!
The forest artwork is available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/590823765 (shipping is worldwide).
How to paint cute men and puppies, the key to oil painting is to learn everything you can about oil paints, then just practice about ten years and you’ should be good to start trying. So obviously I was scared to re-unite with oil paints after the long pause in any other way that to try to remember what I used to know and try a couple of portraits. This is the second portrait painted just for fun and during this one I remembered how important it is to select (or have) a set of brushes that works in your hand, so you might have to modify them a bit or use the wrong ones. So far, both trial paintings have been useful in different ways, even though they look a lot alike.
I started drawing/painting this on the “Mask” day of the Inktober drawing challenge, but I’m still working on it every evening when I’m having my evening tea.
Here are some progress photos of the artwork.
Later can be found at www.5erg.etsy.com
Lets have a special day for the ravens and crows.
Another thing, no need to get too specific about the species, if you’re creating abstract artwork , but a few people will certainly point out that your demon raven isn’t genetically appropriate, so if you want to, you can be prepared then start with checking out this chart of comparison. You’ve probably never seen a raven if you don’t get out in the forests and parks but you have seen a ton of crows and jackdaws everywhere. If you want to see a raven, you need to go out into the forest and walk around for ten years and get lucky to see a huge black solo bird flying away, trying to avoid you.
After your lesson about the shapes and characters of ravens and crows and adding raven expert in your CV – if you’d like to draw one, you could continue to select only one aspect you like about them today. For example, I think the thing to notice about drawing these lovely birds is that they are very spikey in general, their bones are hollow and they are like a heap of needles. This is the general feel I’m trying to capture on the first raven/crow paintings below. It’s easier to concentrate on one aspect of the birds and then create the entire artwork around only one characteristic. For example, if you’re fascinated by the beautiful black feathers, then maybe put all your effort into drawing the part of the blue-teal-black shimmer on the feathers; maybe if you’re fascinated by the character of these smart birds, you can forget about the other details and concentrate on the eyes or a close up portrait and finally, maybe if you’re fascinated with the flight motion, forgot about all the details, and concentrate on creating paintings that have some motion in them.
Here are some examples of paintings and drawings I’ve created recently, to illustrate how to concentrate on only one aspect of the subject, decide what you’re noticing today and create your entire image around only that one aspect and forget about everything else for that day.
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The needle-pile aspect of birds, the interesting macro structure:
The talonds of birds remind the time they were still dinosaurs:
The way the birds fly in flocks in such huge numbers, it looks like a new and bigger creature:
Paintings about the motion of flying:
The dramatic view of a bird flying in the rain:
Paintings inspired by the forest walks.
Boreal forest (palumets) or between us, The Pretty Forest, it’s the type that is covered with moss and high thin pine trees for example spring out of the ground in even spaces. You can find blueberries and cranberries and mushrooms there and walk around with dry feet, it’s full of light and room and smells really good. The word ‘palumets’ that is used to describe this type of forest comes from the word cranberry (‘palukas’) which grow in there in heaps.
Paintings via www.5erg.etsy.com
I will link some Estonian forest photos I found on the internet, sources are linked in the descriptions.
Painting progress of birch trees, starting with what I saw and then realizing there are more colors hidden in what first seems like a green and white scenery!
Having fun with ink painting.
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