Sunday, October 1, 2017

30 in 30 Challenge - Collage of work

The 30 in 30 Challenge is complete. Here is a cool collage of the 25 of the pieces completed. It seemed like an overwhelming task, but I had alot of fun & learned alot. Please go to Leslie Byrd Saeta's blog to see the work of all the other fantastic artists from around the world who participated.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Day 30 - Study 20

Study 20 - oil on paper - NFS
Day 30! Thank you Leslie Byrd Saeta for posing the challenge of painting 30 paintings in 30 days & thanks to all the support from family, friends & followers. The challenge got my creative juices flowing. I have 2 large paintings already started & I will post them as they are completed. This small study has my beloved turquoise (muted) as the star of the show, but I have paired it with a grayed brown, black & a touch of bright color for interest.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Day 29 - Study 19

Study 19 - oil on paper - NFS
Day 29 of the 30 in 30. I usually shy away from pink, but wanted to challenge myself to paint with it. I have muted it, made pink the star & accented with some of my favorite colors.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Day 28 - Study 18

Study #18 - oil on paper - NFS
Using oil paint like water color, I let the colors blend & fade in this tiny abstract. I love the color combination here. I'd love to work this into a larger painting.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Day 27 - First Snow

'First Snow' - 12 x 12 - oil on canvas
Here in California, in the High Sierra's, we had our first snow of the season on the last day of summer! Here is an abstracted view of what that first snow maybe looked like.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Day 26 - A Path Less Taken 'Study'

A Path Less Taken 'Study' - 12 x 12 - oil on canvas
Day 26 in the 30 in 30 challenge, check out the other fine artists participating in Leslie Byrd Saeta's challenge. Here I am working with shapes always trying to find the balance between hard & soft edges, dark & light, vibrant & muted. This will be a lovely large painting, stay tuned.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Day 25 - Study 17

Study 17 - oil on paper - NFS
Day 25 in the 30 in 30 challenge, Whew! This is a small corner of a 6 x 9 painting that was not successful. I cropped the photo until I got a 'painting that I liked'. Many artists will not talk about their 'failed' pieces, I look at everything as a learning experience. I did not care for the color 'marriage' or balance of shapes in the larger painting so I cropped it down. This small 4" x 4" could potentially be a successful large painting.