First paintings in months

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As stated before, I haven’t really been myself these past few months. All the struggling ate away at my free time and I never felt free enough to do anything creative.

So, after so many months of silence, I finally picked up the brushes again! I am at my mom’s for my holidays right now and it’s been raining all day so there wasn’t much to do.

I borrowed my mom’s acrylics and painted a rain-themed tree and a tiny little landscape to save the rest of the paint.

Keep an eye out for my upcoming posts for loads of pictures of the ocean and mountains if you’re looking for inspiration or just want to see some beautiful Nature shots ❤

Also, I will remind you that I will stop using this blog soon so if you are interested in seeing more of my art as I slowly get back on that horse, you can head over to my art blog at https://chloeriviereart.wordpress.com/. 🙂

New Bob Ross pastel!

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Hey there! I tried another Bob Ross tutorial last might and it felt amazing!!

It was such a nice way to end my weekend which had been so lovely already! I did mess up the sky a bit! Because, I forgot how pastel worked, and I got some of the brown and black stuck in the sky but it’s alright! Hehe

Also, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this already but I have an art only blog now! So if you’re just here to see my art and don’t care about the life updates and stupid songs and weird stories, head over to @chloeriviereart to get only the delicious paintings, drawings and sketchbook peeks! 😉 It’s a little wobbly as I’m still figuring it out but it’s just the good stuff 😛

Two acrylic paintings

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Waterfall in the clouds on cardboard.

And then, we have some clouds which I painted in my sketchbook as a test to see how it handles acrylic paint!

That little painting session on the patio this evening was a really nice way to end the day!

I didn’t have time to write about yesterday as I came home really late last night and I was exhausted!

I went to an open mic session to see a friend I met back in February in the vocal workshop, and she introduced me to everyone. I didn’t perform, but I had a lovely time! And now I feel like next week I can actually go and perform!!!

And on my way back, I had the best taxi driver ever, he just made my night even better!! We had a really nice conversation and he made me very comfortable & happy. (And, if you’re reading this, I’d like to say thank you again for being so nice!!)

So, I had a lovely time and hopefully next week I will be performing in that pub! My first real performance ever!!!

To be continued…

I hope you enjoyed the painting!

Until next post, embrace being late! The Universe made you miss that bus for a reason! 😉

Untitled pastel drawing, 06.29.18

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Finally got started in this new A4 sketchbook I bought a while ago!

I can’t believe it is past midnight!! That evening just slipped right outta my hands although I did nothing at all! I had a very satisfying vocal practice this morning&afternoon though. So it’s fine! I’m going to bed now because I’m tired and I need to make the most out of my last day of complete free time!!!

Here’s to yet another chapter! ❤

Untitled acrylic painting on cardboard, 06.20.18

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Have been encouraging my mom for so long to go back to creating and today, after one year of me having given her some art supplies, she made something!

When I arrived last Saturday, she was really excited when I gave her a brand new canvas and was already dreaming of what she could paint on it. And, last night, I showed her a Bob Ross video and she was both, blown away & inspired! So, this morning, after neverending chores, she painted something.

It was her first time ever truly painting (something other than the house’s walls and tables haha) with acrylics. She did it on a 180gsm piece of blue paper which could have not ended well, since she was using a little too much water. But, she nailed it!

She was really proud of the results and had loads of fun. Now, she keeps talking about practicing until she gets the hang of it so she can paint on the canvas. I mean, look at her!

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Lots of love for my mom! ❤

My pastel attempt at Bob Ross’ Serenity

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Yesterday was a rather slow and empty day for me, having been left rather shaken by my Sunday adventures. So, as I was looking for some peace of mind, I figured it was the perfect time to go on another art-venture with Bob Ross. If you haven’t seen my previous one, just click here.

I am still really proud of it. Although I recognize it lacks that shine and magic. I think the main issue here is that I didn’t start with a dark enough background which now leaves it looking pretty dull. Since he was working with black gesso, I was scared that if I made my pastel background too dark the other colors wouldn’t show. I guess I should’ve been bolder!..

Anyways, once again it was a lovely hour and a half. I did get a little bored towards the end (as you can see by the grass’ quality haha) but that’s just because yesterday I was in a very bad mood.

Gotta appreciate that little bit of water though, it looks marvellous! It’s just simple strokes, yet it still looks like water!! I think for the next one, I will try one of his ocean paintings, try out some waves!

Bob Ross rocks!!

Happy birthday, mama!!

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I love this picture!

I love this picture!

My mother is literally one of the most beautiful and bravest women that I have ever met. And today was her 54th birthday.

Years go by and yet she still remains as beautiful. I am so thankful for all that she is and all that she gives. And I just can’t wait to see her again!

I initially came up with three different ideas in my sketchbook of what I could paint for her. But since I couldn’t make up my mind on which to choose, I decided I would simply paint them all and then pick the best out of them. I had enough time on my hands and of course, I could definitely have used more painting practice!

Last night, at around midnight, I finally completed all three paintings. But, with my tired eyes facing my beautiful creations, I still couldn’t pick one. So I figures, since it is my mom’s present, I will let her pick.

And so, this morning, I call her to wish her the most happiest birthday and I present to her the three 20×20 paintings and tell her that she’s free to choose whichever she prefers. And so, my mom finds it hard as well to choose one and therefore decides that she wants all of them!

Haha So that’s the story behind them, now here’s all of them with some details. It is all flower themed and somehow ended up more like an under water theme…

It was really fun to make! And I really enjoyed working on three at once which allowed me to switch freely from one to the other whenever I felt like I needed a break or while one needed to dry before a next step.

She loved all of them and I am proud of them. So, it’s a perfectly executed job!

I just can’t wait to see her again!!! ❤

The Fool, acrylics on canvas, 05.25.18

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Still listening to City of Stars on repeat. Painted this last night. I was still trying to practice some floral moves for my mom’s birthday present, but I lost all control. The song drove me there. I love my story behind this painting, but I won’t share it out loud, just so you have all the room for your own interpretation! 😉

I’m not as proud of it as of my last painting(click here if you haven’t seen it yet), but like I literally just said, I love what it tells and it’s pretty colorful which feels good to look at. And yet, there’s still a little bittersweetness that linger in the back of my mouth when I look at it.

Until next post, keep dreaming through the storms! ❤