• Work in Progress

    Acrylic painting: Pondering Fairy (process)

    Hello everyone, in today’s blog post I’d like to show you the process of creating my recent Pondering Fairy painting 🙂 First of all, it was made using November 2021 Paletteful Packs supplies – you can read more about them here. The tools I used: Standard Series Acrylics General Selection Set 6 × 20 ml POSCA Paint Marker, Extra-Fine Bullet – Violet Robert Simmons Sapphire Sable-Synthetic Blend Brush Art Alternatives Artist Palette Knife Crescent Canvas Textured Boards – 8″ x 10″ I started the process by looking for inspiration – I googled fairies and fairy aesthetics. I really wanted some iridescent and close to transparent looking wings, so googled those too. I noticed fairies often are surrounded by toadstools and I found some beautiful pictures of them that gave me an idea about the colours and general setting of the image. What was left to figure out was a pose for the fairy and…

  • Art supplies Reviews

    Paletteful Packs – November 2021

    When I’m writing this it’s already December and the December Paletteful Packs have been shipped, so I have to be relatively quick with the blog post. Fortunately shipping the Packs from USA to Poland takes about two weeks, so I don’t need to rush it too much 😀 What is Paletteful Packs?ContentsPricesSuppliesPrompts Contents At the moment the contents on the website list the December Pack’s contents but I copied them along with their stated prices so I can compare them to Polish prices if they’re available 🙂 Standard Series Acrylics General Selection Set 6 × 20 ml POSCA Paint Marker, Extra-Fine Bullet – Violet Winsor Newton Fineliners 0.5 fineliner in Cool Grey Robert Simmons Sapphire Sable-Synthetic Blend Brush Art Alternatives Artist Palette Knife Art Alternatives Stretched Canvas – 8″ x 10″ Crescent Canvas Textured Boards 3pk – 8″ x 10″ Paletteful Packs Pouch – Free Gift! Anniversary sticker Prices I…

  • Work in Progress

    Same owl – now with acrylics!

    I’m continuing the experiment with colouring my cute owl with 3 different kinds of traditional “wet” media. In the last post I showed the stages of watercolours that I’ve done first, as I was suggested to do in a comment under my Facebook post. Since to do the markers version I need several more colours than I have (fortunately, they are on their way already!) – this time I’ve coloured the owl with acrylics. Even though I’m very used to acrylics – I paint with them very often – this was actually a double experiment for me, because this was the first time I’ve used acrylic paints on paper rather than on canvas and additionally, I didn’t use my usual paints, but completely different, professional ones that I bought to participate in Royal Talens’s international competition. It’s always good to know your media before you start creating something ambitious and time-consuming with…

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    Testing Phoenix Artist’s Palette

    As expected, my Mijello palette lost its easy peel-off feature after a while, and because I don’t want to waste my time neither on scratching the paint off it nor on destroying my poor nails while doing it, recently I came back to my old “budget” setting (clipboard + white piece of paper + tracing paper) while looking for a new palette. I tried a small round paper palette earlier but after giving it a few tries I realized it’s just too small for me (size matters! 😉 ). I have to admit though I generally liked the idea of the easy cleaning (you just tear off the top sheet!) palette so I thought I could try out something similar but more matching the kind of palettes I’m used to, so rectangle and A3 size. Since  I was on an art supplies buying spree recently I decided to also add…

  • Work in Progress

    Acrylic painting: Little Sisters (WIP + finished version)

    I was posting some WIP photos of my newest acrylics work on my social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for a while and now I’m very proud to say I finished the painting with two cute little girls (that are my work colleague’s daughters). I did work on it for quite a lot and I had a lot of fun with the painting but I’m happy it’s finally finished and I can move on to the next paintings WIP photos of which you can also expect to be posted on this blog in… a while 😀 For the time being please check the below progress shots of the little girls painting and the finished painting you can see in my Gallery.   Details:

  • Work in Progress

    Painting videos!

    Hi everyone! After struggling a lot with a gooseneck camera stand to record my painting progress I recently did some research and decided I needed something else to record painting easily. I finally got a new stand and I have to say it was a good idea. There are definitely better stands and setups out there, but for now what I have is enough. Using this new stand is how I managed to record a new painting video without any problems. Unfortunately, my uploading speed is still an issue so I had to speed the video up, but since I’ve already recorded it I also decided to add a voiceover this time! And someone asked me on my Fanpage to explain about what are the hardest parts of the painting process for me so that’s what I talked about in this latest video. Anyway, the good news is – now I…

  • Work in Progress

    Acrylic painting: Wolf (WIP #03 + finished version)

    Another interesting week has passed. Where did all the days go? I swear the last thing I remember is maybe Tuesday? And suddenly BAM! It’s Saturday. But I guess I haven’t just skipped the week because apparently not only I’ve been seen at work but I also finished the wolf painting! It took some work but it’s been a lot of fun too. Also I managed to finished it just in time to gift the painting to my mum for Mother’s Day. Part 1 | Part 2 Unfortunately the last Work In Progress photo didn’t save nicely so below is the finished painting.

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    Acrylic painting: Wolf (WIP #02)

    Another weekend has passed, another painting session has passed as well! But in addition, I got a week off from work soooo I have more time to work paint! And thanks to this I was able to put some work into my newest wolf painting and it’s starting to look nice 🙂 Part 1 | Part 3

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    Acrylic painting: Wolf (WIP #01)

    Hurray, it’s weekend finally! For me weekend usually means painting. And because my last flower painting is finally finished I got to start a new thing and this time I chose to paint… a wolf! I’ve never painted a wolf yet so I’m very excited about this project because it’s my favourite animal. I didn’t have much time to work on it yet but below you can see some photos of what I managed to do in about 1,5h yesterday. Part 2 | Part 3