As we move deeper into winter, the colors used in these daily pieces becomes brighter and more intense. This week's series of blues and purples would brighten up any corner in your home, quickly eliminating the winter grays. The painting is a 6"x6" acrylic piece finished with an 8" x 10" mat, making it easy to frame and hang in your home. The other four coordinated paintings will be posted throughout the week. Make it easier to check on the other four paintings, by signing up for my Daily Abstract Painting Giveaway below.
Do you have a budding ,young artist in the family? Are you still searching for that "just right gift" for your artist friend? Well, here are a few suggestions I have heard about from the artist at the Pendleton Art Center.
8. Do not for get all of the local classes that are offered or how about on line classes.
These are just a small sampling of idea's. If your really stuck and not sure what tools and supplies they already have, I don't know an artist who wouldn't love a gift card fro one of the major art suppliers. Happy Holiday Hunting.
I love the feel of a new journal. There is this excitement to dive right in and fill the clean, pristine pages as quickly as possible. Over time I have learned to slow down and begin each new journal on a positive note.
My very first page is all about "Being Grateful". I slow down and focus on how fortunate I am to be living In this time and place. You will notice that I don't completely fill in my Gratitude Wheel when I first start. As the days proceed I find so many things on a daily basis to add to the wheel. By daily returning to the wheel I start fresh each day on such a positive note.
Today's new painting for the 30 paintings in 30 challenge is finishes on an archival mixed media paper. I have incorporated a lot of Teal into this piece. the contrast between it and the yellows and oranges brings this painting alive.
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Thank You for allowing me to visit with you today.
I hope you have been
following along with the #30 paintings in 30 Day Challenge I am
participating in for the month of September. I have been posting daily
to my website as well as my Instagram account and Facebook
page. Check out each day's entries for all of the over 1000 artist from
around the world who are participating in the challenge on the: 30 Paintings in 30 Days blog.
Since I haven't been able to post all of the first paintings in the challenge I have include a montage of the first nine days.
Day 2 in the 30 in 30 Challenge. Picked up white in the high flow paints today. I am really enjoying using them. They have their own unique interaction with the paper. Will have to see how they react on a stretched canvas.
All of the backgrounds for next week are ready and drying. Going to be a Red kinda week.
This has been a great day. My supplies arrived from Blick. The new Gelli Plate and High Flow paints are all ready for the first week of the Challenge. I will be working for the first few days with the new paints and a cool little tool that lets things move in a simple flowing line.
This little tool can be filled with any type of high flow paints. I tried regular acrylic that had been diluted with water. It clumped up in the extremely small nosel. The high flow paints from Golden worked beautifully.