‘Whirl-Windmill’ – Day 325/365

‘Whirl-Windmill’ – Day 325/365

Ooh, I love the days with numbers that roll off the tongue – like you’re in a rhythm sweet spot. Three Two Five of Three Six Five! Like I could jiggy to that. Know what I mean? 😄⁠
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So this is officially one of the things I struggle most with! These setting sun into darkening night sky blends! ⁠
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And it’s not even as if I don’t know why. Every time I dive in, I try to blend the entire spectrum at the same time. And it always turns to an icky sticky mud. ⁠
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So I put it aside and worked on something else. Today, I tackled it again with new energy. The energy of someone trying to do a million things at once while also painting. Emails, sending off admin, getting designs approved for other projects. HA! And then it hit me that I’d probably get through the gradient of the day’s todo’s far better, if like this sky, I didn’t try to blend them all together at once, but instead transitioned from only one colour into the next once the previous colour or task had set into completion.⁠
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Don’t you love those moments where you feel like you’re wagging your own finger at your own nonsense ways of doing things?⁠
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When you blend steadily and slowly – the sky really is the limit on what you can achieve.⁠
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And just because it was such an aha-moment-sky I added stars in even though you wouldn’t see them with a setting sun. Because why not add more brightness where you can 😄⁠
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Today’s painting inspiration comes from another awesome recently discovered SA nature photographer @daniel.wraith. Check him out – he’s got a great eye! Thanks for the inspiration, dude!⁠

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