Oil painting for new office

Last November I did a large oil painting for my husband’s new office. It was inspired by a piece of rock slice. It was the first painting I did in 24 inch by 30 inch. I’m planning on a 24 inch by 36 inch one for my living room. My goal is gradually trying out large size canvas :D.

I really like the color combination when I first saw the reference photo. And it turned out that I enjoyed the process of mixing these colors on my palette. I’ve also noticed during this oil painting study that the darker, thicker outline is helpful. But it won’t be good in pure black. The outline needs to be darker value but not pitch black.

Maybe it is good for Valentine’s Day too ^_^

Hope you like it~

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My paintings are an outlet to express the imagination I have inside my head that I can not put into words. After trying many mediums, I always find myself coming back to paint and brushes. In my current artistic practice, I use oil paint and mainly create portraits of mythical creatures and animals transfixed in the shifting colours of seascapes and landscapes. There is a natural spirit and magic to these creatures and their energy draws me in. Choosing to paint these creatures as real living wildlife rather than abstractions, I use bold and vivid colours to express the imaginary intertwined with reality, finding magic between the seams. Using a saturated colour palette, I create bold and striking imagery, contrasted between foreground and background, subject and landscape, and light and darkness. Weaving their bodies and the surface of the landscape into each other through organic forms and flowing brush strokes, I find beauty, strength and innocence in these creatures that reflect my inner world.

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