A quick painting today as we have a full day with friends.
I drew this yesterday but painted it today - so that counts.
This weird flower reminds me of the ocean. I am not sure where all these weird shapes are coming from - but I am starting by following the wood grain (like in the landscape) and then making a flower tree thing... some of them are quite weird looking. It goes along with my "make visible that with without you would never have been seen."
I framed up my 5 paintings. Broke my buy nothing new rule already... although they are frames so I can justify it.
5 already and it is day 3...
I also did some more drawing on wood.
I have 13 boards of this size and i really want to follow as much of the wood grain as I can and then paint them up. I did try to cover this with a light acrylic medium to see how the wood handles this. I notice the wood is reacting to the paint. So these ones will need a hard varnish over top. I need to play with different wood stains and varnishes to see if I can get this to work better.
I have gotten 5 days ahead of myself. (I started a little ahead)
I am afraid there will be days this month, I won't be able to paint.
30 in 30 is going to happen - it just may not be each day, but I will try.
I have a series of 5 complete. and am onto the next already.
An excuse to paint seems to have been the kick in the pants I needed
at least with this day 2...
Here is a peak at the next little series...
Day 1: Which end is up?
My first painting of this next 30 days, from a 5 paintings series.
I am trying to use what I have, and i had a bunch of old half-painted canvas boards, 8" x 10". They were portraits of sorts from a college project that I didn't use. So I painted over them this morning - keeping the general shapes that were already there.
Then I had to work today (darn it).
Tonight, during Mira's homework time, I started the drawing process. Still trying to find the perfect pen for drawing on a ruff canvas panel covered in paint. This is not an easy thing to find. I used a new type of pen for this. They are supposed to be archival and light fast and pigment ink. We shall see. I like them but they didn't last long and I found myself writing on paper to get them going again. I may have to break my goal of not buying anything new in this 30 days - as I may have worn them out with this one painting.
I am working abstract for these days. What do you see?
Is this still a portrait?
or did it become a landscape?
or a microscopic view?
I am super excited about this series.
1 down 29 to go...