Getting Back Into Painting After a Break

Ok, I haven’t done much painting for quite a few months, but now I’m itching to get back into it.

I’ve had this half-finished Jeff Buckley painting lying around for months, and today I finally got round to doing some more work on it.

I don’t think I’ll take it any further, but it was fun to throw some paint around the canvas again, and get the old arms loosened up!

Here’s the painting in its current state:

Jeff Buckley Sketch Painting
Jeff Buckley Sketch Painting

It’s not a piece I’m particularly taken with, but it was a great reintroduction to painting after a pretty long break, and working in monochrome helped me build my confidence again without getting distracted by colour.

I also filmed part of the painting process, which I intend to do more of in future. I’ve created a short montage video, so you can see a bit of how it came together. Let me know what you think.

This was an acrylic painting, but I think it will be my last, as I have now embraced oils as my medium of choice, so look out for some new oil paintings coming soon!





  1. Anthony Avatar

    Portrait is fantastic, great emotion atmosphere and motion)… Well done)

  2. Nicole Avatar

    Beautiful work! I dabbled in my first piece in a decade today. Didn’t dare take on a face, just a bowl of lemons I pic’ some months ago. Feel good & encouraged, wish I could post photo

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