It’s Friday, and you know what that means: Friday-Art-Day. Today I am unveiling my newest piece of original artwork – in a new style – using a new technique I’ve never done before. It’s called dry brush technique, and I was using oil paints on watercolour paper rather than on canvas or board. I discovered this technique in which you rub half of the paint off of your brush onto a napkin before pressing it around your page. Its a great replacement for Watercolour for me.
It will be part of a series called “Focus Art” because I want the viewer to only focus on the most important details rather than others. Such as the eyes, teeth or areas with interesting colours. The farther away from the focus you look the more you will realise that the paint and details are dissipating into sketched lines and pencil marks.
The idea for this type of style came to me when I would be painting other things and I would sit back and look at it at some points and think: “It looks great already, why finish, why do anymore at all?” But of course, I meant to for those – but with this, I’m purposely leaving that ‘incomplete’ look, which I think makes them interesting.
I absolutely love everything about this new style and technique. I’ve already painted my next two weeks of paintings and cannot wait to share them with you!