Below are two of the paintings I did recently that were intended to loosen up my style. I've also started to the first sketches for this year's Bologna children's illustrators competition entry. But more of that later.
The first one is Moon over the Sea. I wanted a very calm, very relaxing atmosphere. Something to look at that would make you feel serene. It was very hard not to add detail but I felt quite happy with it in the end because I liked how the textures and restricted colour palette worked together.
This one - Rosy Hearts - was actually done before the Moon picture and was intended for a Valentine's card design. However I liked it as it is. Again, I've restricted myself to as little detail as possible.