My 30 paintings in 30 days!

This I must say was an eye opener, when we say we don’t have enough time.  It is So not true ,I have proved to myself that I can find the time.  I was really entrenched in this process this month, and had a fun time doing it.   So now I need to keep this momentum going, painting away.

These are my 30 , and pleased overall.   Thanks for taking a look 🙂picmonkey-image

Day 30 of 30 Fun month of painting!January 2017

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An amazing 30 days for sure!  Here is my very last january painting and will add a “sort of works in progress ” on this one.  I say sort of because at one point I just forgot and went crazy painting.. and didn’t stop to photograph.    I was not sure it was going to come together.  Over all i’m happy with it but have a long way to go in learning fur and just learning to use different color schemes.    Seems I keep using the same colors.

The picture I used was from a magazine from along time ago.  I just loved the side view of this cat and knew I wanted to attempt painting this guy..  finally.

So now what?  Must keep painting!  Not sure what February will bring need to think about that.  Maybe it will be another month of paintings..we shall see.  🙂

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light drawing
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light underpainting
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begun the eye
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started to lay in the darks
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and bam I got to this point sorry no pictures from last update.. but did add more detail to eye and fur and back ground
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started to really work up the fur and washes to blend in somewhat.
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finished painting.

 

Day 28 of 30 day Challenge January 2017

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Wow I’ve been hanging in there keeping up with the painting!  Feels good!  This is a small little 5 x 7 done on Arches watercolor paper.  Scenery was inspired from a photograph I took a few years back.   Just a quick little sketch  in watercolor but would love to do something more involved with this in the future.

Day 25 of 30 January 2017

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Seeds have been added, does give it a little bit more sunflower look to it.

Day 25 Working on learning how to use the yellows.  This is a sunflower that the picture was cropped just catching a portion of these huge sunflower in my yard a few years back.  It needs something.  I will repost the final picture on this day 25 post .  I need to get back on it and add the seeds in the center.  Things got so muddy I gave up on this one.  But worth going back to it and give it another chance.  This is why I share its the good and the bad, and everything in between.  Enjoying the journey!

Day 24 of 30 painting challenge January 2017

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My little painting of a yellow pansy, picture taken in my yard a few years ago.  I  used this cool purple watercolor that had tiny shiny glitters in it.  The name escapes my memory right now.   I promise in the future I will list some of these fun colors I have picked up over the years.

This painting is literally  just 2 x 4 inches. good things come in small packages.

Day 17 of 30 challenge Jan 2017

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I just had a hankering to play with my Blue and  Yellow watercolors.  To experiment with stripes of each blue and then adding a yellow wash on each blue to see how they looked.  I let the blue completely dry .  Then added a medium wash of each yellow with out disturbing the bottom color.   This way the bottom color shows through the top color and changes the look.

This is a bit different from what I usually do in my paintings.. Typically I bring two colors side by side and let them mingle and do their thing, and or mix it in the palette.    I’ve added the beginnings of this project below.    Which began with just drawing lines, adding the painting name at the top and sides.  Then proceeded painting each blue, after they where totally dry did a medium wash of yellow  over the blue.  I think lighter washes would probably work better.  When this technique is done right it can be so beautiful.

So What Do YOU Do to get your creative juices going?

When time passes without creating we get rusty, we get afraid to put paint to watercolor paper. That perfectly white paper… ugh don’t want to destroy it!  (This is a group shot scroll down to see each individually up close)group shot

This has been the case for me this year. So to just get things going again I pulled out my zentangle kit and started to mindful scribble and incorporate some watercolor to give it a bit of color. They are not big and or time-consuming it is just enough to focus on something. Start it and finish it, these little scribbles are only 2 x 2 inches in size.The Big D

How fun it was, in the past I only did ink and pencil but to incorporate watercolor was the punch I needed. I think this will be something I pursue in the future in a large design. For now, I’ll just enjoy the quality of this meditation in art. Zentangles typically have no “plan” you just block off areas and add lines and squiggles. So it always interesting to see where you end up and the journey there. Always fun, this is just what I needed to get rolling again.. Back to the “mouse colors” with a Zentangle here and there.. So what do you do? would love to hear from those who do arts or crafts. Have a great week!

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