Showing posts with label Artwork. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Artwork. Show all posts

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'!


Monday, January 19, 2015

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 19 - Whimsical Wildflowers

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 19 - Whimsical Wildflowers

5x5x2" Acrylic on Gallery Canvas

Side View

I had every intention of doing a more impressive painting today of a more realistic school bus toy. But, things change. Migraines happen. But then....I had the best time painting this one! You know how excited you'd get to color when you were a child? And you'd just sit down to have fun without worrying about the outcome? Well, this is the kind of fun I had with this painting. And I enjoy whimsy art, so I'm happy with how it turned out, too. It may not be the most impressive painting I've done for the 30 in 30, but it certainly was the most fun. I will be doing more of these. My migraine is gone, by the way. It's just a dull headache, now, so I'm so happy with that. I'll take a dull headache over a migraine any day!

Happy Monday!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Daily Painting - Day 17 - Valentine's Heart

Daily Painting - Day 17 - Valentine's Heart - 4x4x2" Acrylic on Gallery Canvas

Since today is my birthday I wanted to keep it simple. I have some celebrating to do, after all. I also have been wanting to do some Valentine's Day inspired artwork since the Art Stroll is the evening before Valentine's Day. Maybe some nice couple will come in and feel romantic about this painting and the one to go with it tomorrow. I used the Robert Burridge method to paint this one. If you haven't heard of him you should check him out on YouTube. He's inspiring and he keeps things simple and easy to learn. He also has DVDs, other learning tools, and an iPhone app.

Side View

Have a nice weekend!

Friday, January 16, 2015

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 16 - Wild Pear

Day 16 - Wild Pear
4x4x2" Acrylic on Gallery Canvas

Side View

Reference photo.

The reference photo is just for the shapes and shadows and somewhat for the colors. I didn't bother with a nice background. I take a photo with my iPhone and really boost the colors and contrast using Snapseed so everything is easy to decipher. 

I'm happy with this crazy bright pear, now. But when I was painting it I just couldn't get it to look right until I stepped away for a minute. Sometimes it's hard for me to see with my artist brain instead of my logical brain. Once I reminded myself to stop just painting what I thought I saw and to actually paint what is there, I was fine. Well, I painted a version of what I saw. The colors and brushstrokes are obviously very abstract. But you get what I'm saying, right? Right!

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Day 13 of 30 in 30 - Fishing Lure

Day 13 - Fishing Lure - 4x4x1" Acrylic on Wooden Cradled Board

Side view

I won't be doing another one this small with details like this. I forgot how much I hated doing detail work. I don't have the brushes for it and I don't want to buy them since I don't enjoy it. I probably won't do a companion to this little fishing lure. Life is short; Do what you enjoy. Except taxes. You have to do those.

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Friday, January 2, 2015

January Painting A Day - Day 2

My painting for Day 2 of the January 30 in 30 challenge.

Water Mixable Oil on 6x6" Canvas Board

I didn't have as much time to work with today as we had been gone from the house all day celebrating my husband's birthday. Maybe that's a good thing. But I don't think so. I was already tired and just wanted to get it done so I could post it on Leslie's website before tomorrow. I think the 2 days look nice together, though.

I used the same colors to mix for both so they could be sold as a pair. I may even add in an orange or banana tomorrow. Who knows. 

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

January Painting A Day Challenge - Day 1

I decided to join Leslie Saeta in her 30 Paintings In 30 Days January Challenge.

Artisan Water Mixable Oil on 6"x6" canvas board.

My first painting is done in water mixable oil. This was my first try at oil painting since 2007. And I only did it once back then. The paints I used are called Windsor Newton Artisan Oils. You don't need those scary solvents for these. I took the photo with my cell phone and didn't edit except to crop a little bit. I'm happy with how it turned out, but I would like to work on making my paintings looser.

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