I can't believe it's almost the end of 2018! I thought this would be a good time to reflect on how the year has gone and to look back at the things I have achieved this year. I am a big fan of Andy J Pizza and his podcast 'The Creative Pep Talk' and in one episode (I forget which one!) he suggested creating a Pinterest board full of the art you've made that feels really authentic. Work that makes you excited to help steer you in the right direction and influence future pieces
I am going to attempt to talk through my creative process when it comes to creating commissions. Each painting is different though, so I can't say there is a specific formula I stick to. I am not saying the way I do things is right, but over the years this is what I've found works for me! All of my paintings are created by hand using Winsor and Newton Gouache paint. For those that don't know, Gouache (pronounced gwash) is most similar to watercolour but is not as transparent.
It's almost the end of the month which means Inktober is almost over and although I may have missed a day (or two) I have somehow managed to keep up with it! For those of you that don't know, Inktober is a month long drawing challenge where you have to create an artwork using ink for every day of October. So, by the end of the month you should have 31 original drawings. Or in my case, more like 29 because I can't draw with a hangover! I was pretty dubious at first - I haven't
Hello! Welcome to my brand new blog! I have been thinking about doing this for a while now as I thought it would be a great way for my current clients and followers to get to know me a little better as well as a brilliant thing for me to look back and reflect on. This is just going to be a quick introduction for now, a bit about me and how a came to be doing what I do. For those who don't know me already - Hi! My name is Finnley and I'm an artist and painter specializing in P