More recent paintings

I’ve had a short break recently, as I went to Oslo to attend WordCamp Norway. Had some fun sledging on one of the days, and saw some beautiful scenery that made me want to paint!

Anyway, here’s a couple of studies I was working on before I went:

turnip-600

Trying to keep up some regular still life studies, I painted this small turnip in about 45 minutes, keeping it nice and loose.

unfinished-portrait-600

I then decided to try my hand at a dark portrait study, but I struggled with the face for hours, before finally cutting my losses. I hope to revisit this one at some point.

lion

To get back into the swing of things I decided to paint this sleeping lion instead, as animal portraits are much more forgiving than human ones!

Time for some more landscapes I think…

If you want to see my paintings as I do them, as well as process shots and other cool stuff, don’t forget to follow @danjohnsonart on Instagram.

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