Daily Painting – Storm Series

Hello lovely readers! I thought I’d change it up a bit on my blog. It’s very time consuming to update daily, especially when some paintings are only color studies and I don’t have too much to say about every single one of them.

I thought I’m going to start to work in more of a weekly themed process and post the paintings grouped together. I’m going to stick to a certain style of working, color palette or size for a few days and then think about what I liked about that and which direction I want to continue.

Franziska Schwade - Daily Painting 151015 "Cotton Candy Storm" Acrylics on stretched canvas 20x20 cm / 7.9x7.9 inch

Franziska Schwade – Daily Painting 151015 „Cotton Candy Storm“
Acrylics on stretched canvas
20×20 cm / 7.9×7.9 inch
available for 85 € + shipping

I was inspired by my love for the color Payne’s Grey and also the way I love to play with color contrasts. You can even see this in the way I dress, I usually get everything in gray and then mix it up with pops of color. I love the monochromatic background and then breaking it up with very bright colors.

Painting soundtrack of the week
Radiolab Podcast The Living Room
Artists Helping Artists Podcast The Best Painting Workshop Exercises
Franziska Schwade - Daily Painting 151016 "Electrical Storm" Acrylics on stretched canvas 20x20 cm / 7.9x7.9 inch

Franziska Schwade – Daily Painting 151016 „Electrical Storm“
Acrylics on stretched canvas
20×20 cm / 7.9×7.9 inch
available for 85 € + shipping

I got new bright colors this week, ultramarine & cobalt blue, neon pink & neon yellow. I still tried to dull the neon colors a bit by mixing them with more normal red / yellow pigments, but I wanted them to still be bright enough to pop out of the gray background. The grey is more of a watercolor wash. I also have a palette knife now and it’s the first time I’ve worked with one, I’m loving it!

Painting inspiration of the week Very bright colors contrasting Payne’s Grey.
Thing’s I’ve learned I love using colors straight from the tube more than I thought before. Always thought that was kind of a no-no, but it’s contemporary art – so who cares? 😉
New Things I’ve tried Working with a palette knife, it makes the finished painting look a lot more ‚painterly‘ and polished, love it!
Franziska Schwade - Daily Painting 151018 "Spring Storm" Acrylics on stretched canvas 20x20 cm / 7.9x7.9 inch

Franziska Schwade – Daily Painting 151018 „Spring Storm“
Acrylics on stretched canvas
20×20 cm / 7.9×7.9 inch
available for 85 € + shipping

See you in a few days 🙂 I’m working on lots of great things at the moment!
Franziska