I haven’t painted much this week and talked myself into it today. I keep looking at the sheep from the beginning of my 30 day challenge and they make me happy. So today I painted a goat. Some of you may recognize this goat, my muse for a terrific painting class a few years ago already. Thought he could make me smile again:
So I thought I’d do a few quick color sketches, just to do some painting today. There is very little red left now:
I had a terrific get-together with my artist friend Kathryn this week and she took the time to go through every one of these 30 day paintings and critique them. I learned so much, and saw things in my work that I hadn’t been able to see myself. So part of what I’m working on now is taking that feedback and seeing what happens. I might just edit a work, or I might try it again or who knows! Here’s my first rework – the first image is my new work, below is the original post (the lighting and camera may be different which would account for the blues being a bit different). I’d love to hear your thoughts.
My sweet Doug gave me red roses for Valentine’s Day and I thought I should try to paint them a few times. Here’s my first try – they are hard to do and I will be doing this a few more times for sure:
My first paintings since I came home from Hawaii – radishes from life. I had fun with this – tried playing with different colors in the second painting.
My last little scrap of watercolor paper, and I did a bit of a sunset shot. I’d like to try this a few more times, but it will have to wait till I’m in Seattle with more paper!
So I worked from a photo today. I love Hawaii and the warmth, but the landscape of the northwest is calling. Needs some work, but we’re off to the beach!
Struggled with this, but I like it now. Took my first day off yesterday for a road trip. No painting or beaches!
Another gorgeous day. Still trying to work in watercolor here in Hawaii. Looking forward to different scenery, much as I like the beach here.
Thank you to everyone who wrote yesterday and encouraged me to keep going and for all of the nice compliments about my work. I will continue with this, but if you want to be taken off the mailing list, just let me know.
Here’s a painting from my journal today. It was clear out and not hazy: