Sunday, September 11, 2016

Day 11...30 paintings in 30 Days Challenge

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. 

Up To The Challenge...30 In 30

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.

30 in 30 Challenge...Days 1-9

Thank You for allowing me to visit with you.

Sanna Fine Art

Friday, September 2, 2016

Day Two in the 30 in 30 Challenge

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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.

Enjoy Life Now...

It Has An Expiration Date

Sue Frank

Sanna Fine Art

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Let The Challenge Begin

                            Day One

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.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Getting Organized for the 30 in 30 Challenge

I took a little time this afternoon and worked up a list of possible themes for the 30 paintings in 30 days Challenge. Some of the artist participating in this Challenge are going to use one overarching theme for the whole month.  I have decided to focus on a new technique for me and then break that process down into small, traditional elements of the artistic process. So I started jotting them down, this is what I have so far; line, shape, form,color, texture, value, and space.

Lines...A Line is a mark with greater length than width. Lines can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal; straight or curved; thick or thin.
Shape...A Shape is a closed line. Shapes can be geometric, like squares and circles; or organic, like free-form or natural shapes. Shapes are at and can express length and width.
Forms... Forms are three-dimensional shapes expressing length, width, and depth. Balls, cylinders, boxes, and pyramids are forms.
Color...Color is light reflected off of objects. Color has three main characteristics: hue (the name of the color, such as red, green, blue, etc.), value (how light or dark it is), and intensity (how bright or dull it is).
Texture...Texture is the surface quality that can be seen and felt. Textures can be rough or smooth, soft or hard. Textures do not always feel the way they look; for exam- ple, a drawing of a porcupine may look prickly, but if you touch the drawing, the paper is still smooth. 
Space...Space is the area between and around objects. The space around objects is of- ten called negative space; negative space has shape. Space can also refer to the feeling of depth. Real space is three-dimensional; in visual art, when we create the feeling or illusion of depth, we call it space.
Value...Value refers to the lightness and darkness of areas in an artwork. White is the lightest value, while black is the darkest. A value scale shows a range of lights and darks.
As the week's progress I will be able to use more of these trDitional elements in the prints. This is going to be a really great Challenge.


Ready To Begin!!

In less than 5 days the new 30 Paintings in 30 Day Challenge will begin. I am really excited about this new challenge. For a little over a year I have been starting off my morning with a cup of coffee and a daily abstract painting. This past May I injured my knee and this part of my morning had to be put on hold. Well, "I'm Back"  Many artist will tell you that one of the best ways to improve your craft is by ; painting, painting and more  painting. I completely agree. so here goes; My goal is to spend the month of September working on a new technique. I love the idea of creating my abstracts, incorporating more than one technique.
    I have ordered a number of new materials from Blick Art  and Plaza Art for this upcoming challenge.  On the not so small list, is a new Gelli Plate. It is a great way to Monoprint without the large press. It will allow great backgrounds to be created, using masking, shapes can easily be incorporated into the abstract.
Be sure to stop by to check out the days results. I'll be sure to add a link to my supply list as new material is included.  Till Friday...Happy Painting.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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