Saturday, January 31, 2015

Save The Bees and 30in30 Collage

Save the Bees - 4x4x2" Acrylic on Gallery Canvas

I told you yesterday it would be simple. But I like how it turned out. Even though it's so little and it's kind of a speed painting, it's among my favorites for January. And really, we do need to put efforts into saving the bees. Saving the bees is saving us! show small size


And, like everyone else doing the 30 in 30 January Challenge, I've made a collage for my project.

I'm happy I accomplished my goal of completing a painting every single day in January. I'm also a little sad it's over. It will be nice, though, to stop and take a breath. Oh wait....I have to finish scanning, sealing, putting wire hangers on, pricing, and taking them to the gallery to hang. Yikes! I wish being an artist was only about painting. How nice that would be! Haha!

Thanks for all of the encouragement and sweet comments during this project everyone! You guys kept me going on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and in the comments of this blog.

Happy weekend,

Friday, January 30, 2015

30 in 30 - Day 30 - Crimson Tide

Today is the last official day of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I can't believe I made it all 30 days! I finished a painting every day! I do plan to continue painting daily. I may not finish a painting every single day, but it will be a daily thing. I can't exactly finish a huge painting in one day most days. I have lots of other things to do other than nurture my creative soul. But, this has gotten me into the daily habit. I will be taking weekends off, more than likely. Also, I know it's supposed to be a 30 day challenge and I know tomorrow is a weekend day, but I can't do every day in January except one. I just can't! Call me a perfectionist. Call me OCD. But I can't do it. So, even if it's the most simple, non recognizable painting ever created. There will be a painting finished tomorrow to round out January 2015!

So without further ado, here's the final painting of the challenge. It's called "Crimson Tide" as an ode to my husband. He's been patient with me about these days where we have no time and I still have to paint to keep up with the 30 in 30. He ran to get take out more this month than usual and he helped around the house. He's an Alabama "Crimson Tide" fan. And that's an understatement. The red color I used is called Napthol Crimson and the tide part is obvious. The color was, too, but just in case... Oh yeah, I said without further ado and then I ado'd all over the place. Sorry 'bout that! Here's the painting.

5x7x1.5" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Side View

All of the paintings shown during the 30 in 30 challenge will be featured during the Mount Dora Art Festival (Feb7-8) through the 2nd Friday Art Stroll (Feb-13 6-8PM) at Painting Outside the Lines Gallery. The gallery is located on the main drag there in downtown Mount Dora beside One Flight Up Cafe. You'll have to go up the stairs to get to it, but it's worth the huffing and puffing. I promise. Plus, while you're there you can have a smoothie or coffee from the cafe, powder your nose somewhere other than a porta-let, and enjoy the nice atmosphere.

I'll be back tomorrow. Stop in and see what I have cookin'!


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Day 29 - Shasta

Day 29 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days - Shasta

5x7x1.5" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Side View

I wish I had one of these cute little campers. Wouldn't it be fun to roam around in?

One more day of the challenge!

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Day 28 - Name TBD

Day 28 - (Name suggestions?)

6x6x2" Acrylic on Canvas

For the life of me I couldn't get the photo to match the painting in my studio. So I took the painting into the living room and hung it on the wall to get a more accurate look at it with the camera. The colors are more accurate here...

I think it's the daylight bulbs mixed with all of the whitish colors of the painting. It blew the colors out. So anyway, that's day 28. Does anyone have a good name suggestion for me?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Day 27 - Adrenalin

Day 27 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days - Adrenalin

6x6x2" Acrylic on Back Stapled Canvas

Side View

I felt I might be slipping into a rut with all of the flower paintings, so I stepped back out of that comfort zone and went totally abstract. Don't get me wrong; I love the flowers. I just don't want to get too comfortable in flower town. Ruts can become boring. I love how this one turned out. It has many layers and a little bit of texture. I'll do another tomorrow.

See ya on Hump Day!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Day 26 - Abstract Poppies

Day 26 - Abstract Poppies - 6x6x2" Acrylic on Back Stapled Canvas

I really didn't feel like painting today. I'm exhausted from the sleep study last night and my sinuses are having issues. When I have issues with sinuses I start having panic attacks because I can't breathe. So, I like the painting and at the same time, I'm glad I'm done with it so I can go to bed.

Goodnight and happy Monday,

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Day 25 - Abstract Daisies

Day 25 - Abstract Daisies - 6x6x2" Acrylic on Back Stapled Canvas

This is my abstract version of the beautiful daisies Joel brought me on Friday. Below is the reference photo. I basically just used the reference photo to get inspired. Obviously this isn't very similar to the real flowers. I love how they turned out.

Reference photo

Side View

Thanks for stopping by!

PS. Wish  me luck with my sleep study tonight!