15 minute paintings

Recently, I have been struggling to decide what direction to take my Subject work, so to make an effort to get some inspiration, I gave myself 15 minutes to create a landscape using acrylic paint and I really liked the outcome. The quick marks made from my palette knife give an atmospheric look to landscape and give it a form of personality. I decided to try this a few more times, experimenting with different types on landscapes to see what had to best outcome. I feel particularly drawn to the paintings that include water, the seascapes as the texture seems to add life and movement to it.

After my trip to Pembrokeshire, I really wanted to start adding people to my landscape paintings as began adding them in to my quick paintings, this time giving myself 20 minutes and using oil paint to add a different atmosphere. I really like these images and would like to continue experimenting with this style of work, but giving myself more time to perfect them.

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Author: alannah3012l5

I am a landscape painter who enjoys spending free time exploring and wandering through natural landscapes, understanding that the space I occupy in this world is tiny and temporary. The aim of my paintings is to evoke the same sense of wonder in the viewer that I experience while on my travels and to ignite the realisation that compared to our surroundings, we are miniscule and blend in, we are not above, nor do we have any higher importance than any other being or thing on this planet. My large oil paintings are designed to be displayed outdoors after being inspired by Katherine Grosse in the Venice Biennale, making them appear small in their surroundings, much like the people in them and the people viewing them. However, my zines and watercolours require more attention, showing that even smaller details contain whole worlds and landscapes of their own. Depending on our own experiences we see the prints differently. The text along with the images encourage the viewer to see the same landscape I see.

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