Day 23 of 30 Painting challenge January 2017

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I really struggled with this one.   Over all in the end I was happy with how it turned out.  Not even close to the picture I used for inspiration.  It was an owl.  Not sure what people see when they look at those piercing eyes.    I am finding more and more, I use less of the picture and just do what my painting soul tells me to do.

This painting is not very big, its about 7 inches by 9 inches done on 300 pound  with  Just slightly  textured surface.   I love the heavy papers.. no taping no stretching and no curling.

Day 13 of 30 January 2017

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This painting is a small 5 x 7 size, watercolor.  Today was Friday the 13th and a full moon as well.  So this one feels over worked for me.  I should have stopped a while ago doing those greens on the bottom.    I’ve included a few pictures as a work in progress. Also the actual photo I took.  There is a lot more in the photo like flowers and a wall to the right.  I needed to keep it simple to actually finish it for today.

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Getting there.. details..
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very beginning of this painting.
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the pretty pot and florals around it. I will probably try this again when I have more time

 

Day 12 of 30 challenge2017

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My finished Painting done from a picture I took a few years ago.  Cadillac mountain  watching the sunset.  Gorgeous place to go and visit no doubt.  But I am finding more and more that I somewhat use the picture as a jumping off point.  But totally ignore it pretty quickly as I start painting..  Yea I guess I”m finally getting loose and more painterly.

I must say I was not having much hope with this one as it started, therefore I only took one work in progress picture..  Thought it was going to be on the scrap pile.  I’m happy with the final result.  But having said that I took another picture of it and cropped it a little bit more on the left side..  That green bush there is just  to dominate for my liking.  Just scroll down to see WIP picture and Actual picture.

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I do like it better , but either way will work.  I have added the one shot of during the painting process and the  inspiration picture that was taken by me. Thank you for stopping by to check it out.

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This was the beginning of this painting.
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Actual picture I did this painting from

Painting 1 of 30 days January 1st 2017

Here is a truly new beginning.  Pulling the paints out and just going for it.  No fuss just play, could not come up with a “theme”  My theme is just to  “Just Paint”.   So as far as what I will come up with will be a mystery to me as well..  But thats ok.

So for my first painting of January 2017 is a small little still life  it is 5 X7 on arches paper.  I use mostly Daniel smith watercolors.  My inspiration for this painting was a picture I saw in a magazine.   Like I said this will be an interesting month of what I will pick to paint and how.  So there maybe some experimenting  going on as well as subject matter. 🙂dscn3937