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.