Today was my maiden voyage — riding my bike to plein air paint. I uplifted my bike with some big baskets so I could fit all my gear.
Painting by bike
Fun! Makes it so much easier to look for places to paint. Not trying to drive a car and scope out possibilities!! This particular tree is one that I always look at in my neighborhood. I love the twisting branches — it looks like one of those trees on the coast that’s been windswept.
This is Day 2 of the 30 day challenge. Once again if you purchase this painting, half of the price will go to a charity to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Make sure and let me know which charity you prefer. I mentioned 3 in my first blog post about 30 in 30.
Collage of most of my daily paintings from January
I decided to post a collage of most of my daily paintings from January. I’ve sold a few and had some questions about whether or not they are for sale. So yes they are!! Most are posted on www.dailypaintworks.com and most reasonably priced at $75/each. Please go look if you’re interested!!
I can’t believe I’ve done it! 31 days of daily paintings. I’ve learned a lot! I’m also ready to get back to some bigger projects, but who knows I may come back to daily painting!
This teacup is a piece of Wedgewood that my Mom left me. The pewter pitcher was one of her pieces as well. Nostalgic to use these pieces in a piece of art.
Thank you to the Strada Easel folks for issuing this challenge as well as Leslie Saeta for her 30in30 challenge. I was able to combine both — doing a daily painting which satisfied Leslie’s challenge – and doing them all from life, which satisfied the Strada Easel challenge (and one extra day). I’m grateful for all the learning!!!
Day 31 complete!! All the best to you and yours!!!
Had so much fun painting this! Got to pull out phthalo turquoise! Love those colors! Part of the biggest challenge of doing a still life is creating interesting compositions. Now all my tchotchkes ( definition: a small object that is decorative rather than strictly functional) have become much more interesting to me as possible subjects for a painting. I’m also loving incorporating strong lighting so I get good shadows.
Day 29! OMG! Only two more paintings to complete the challenges I agreed to. I’ll be interested to see if I miss it. I’m ready to get back to some larger paintings that take more time to develop – I think! We shall see!
Like I said – I seem to be getting more abstract and crazy the more I palette knife paint. I could have worked many more hours on this, but I have to learn to give that up. Not all of these paintings are going to be great paintings. That’s been a lesson for me in so many ways. I think the fact that we agree to post them makes it more of a challenge. Normally I would only post paintings that I really like – the rest go in the closet or in the trash! Anyway, here’s Katie’s old Chucks. I may have to give these another try.