Violet Vert: Naturespheres

Naturesphere 1 © Natasha Newton 2017 / VV

Naturesphere 1 © Natasha Newton 2017 / VV

We've been busy during the past week renovating my new studio, so I've had very little time to actually paint and explore the ideas I have for Violet Vert. However, after a painting session on Saturday afternoon/evening, which was largely an incredibly frustrating experience where I abandoned and threw away most of the work, I finally hit upon an idea I loved!

I had decided that I was going to push myself out of my comfort zone and experiment with a different colour palette to the one I normally use. I was going to make a painting using various shades of GREEN! Those of you who know me will know that I very rarely use green, and I've certainly never used it as the basis for an entire painting. I've been longing to work on botanical patterns as well, so this seemed like a good opportunity. A few hours later, a new series 'Naturespheres' was born!

This is the first Naturesphere painting, but I have big plans for these (as you'll see...), and not only that - I've already received my first commission to create a painting especially for someone based upon this first piece! I often use Instagram to test out new ideas to see how they're received, and this one exceeded my expectations - it was met with an amazing response from people. It's always a really lovely boost when that happens, as there's often some trepidation before sharing new work publicly.

Naturesphere 1 is now available through the Violet Vert Etsy shop, with more pieces coming soon!

[If you like this post and want to show it some love, don't forget to press the little heart in the bottom right corner, or share it with your friends on social media by clicking on the 'share' link, where a drop down menu will appear with various options. Thank you!]