This is the first time I’ve tried an A4 size picture (21 x 29.7) and it’s a great experience. The first wash was done with a huge hog brush (the cheapest you can find) and this made me realize how versatile a big brush is.
The reference photo for this picture was an addition to a news article about an attempted murder 😀
While studying for my exams I’ve been looking at paintings of Eugen Chisnicean and Chien Chung Wei (Not a great way to study, I know) and found their bold brushstrokes and abstract representations really captivating. So I took my brushes without any fear of messing it up and started to apply all kinds of strokes looking for a clue at what the painting might actually be (It turned out to be a path through the woods, the first one below) It was a great exercise for loosening up, and I was full of motivation.
The second painting was a Z composition with a nice river in between, and I’ve never done rivers before so I’m quite happy how it turned out.