Friday, September 30, 2016

Upcycle, Day 30

Well I certainly did not do 30 paintings this month, but hopefully I forced myself to paint a little more often.  "Life" has been getting in the way of my creativity, but hey, ya gotta live it!  Here's another piece that I "upcycled". This was originally painted on the street at our local Farmer's Market and has been hanging at Studio3 since that time.  I recently brought it home and added some of my ink squiggles.  Better.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

It's Fruity! Day 29, 30 in 30

This is another one that I reused a canvas, so it's go some nice texture from the previous paint giving it some depth. 

"Fruit Bowl"

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Floral Spray, Day 28, 30 in 30

Got a few paintings finished tonight that I will be plopping here in my blog as time permits.  Some were repainted canvases as this one and some were started previously and tweaked to finish. 
I call this one "Floral Spray" as it is a "spray" of flowers flowing from the vase with lots of splatters and drips.  Super fun!

"Floral Spray"
18 x 24
Acrylic on Canvas

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wishing You Were Here, Day 26, 30 in 30

Is it a seascape....?  Is it a Winter scene...?  You decide.  I have entitled it, "Wishing You Were Here."
"Wishing You Were Here"
24 x 12 x 1
Acrylic on Canvas

Friday, September 23, 2016

Floral Workshop, Day 23, 30 in 30

Although the class was small, we had a great time in my "Loosey Goosey Floral" workshop last night.  The paint was spattering, dripping and flying! My favorite way to paint!  We had wine and snacks in a great venue.  My thanks to Sandi at La Belle Maison in Menasha for being our host.  And thank you to my students for your laughter and encouragement!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Itty Bitty Art-XMas Cow, Day 22, 30 in 30

Preparing for my next art fair, which is close to Christmas, I painted some "Itty Bitties" last night and will post them this week.  I will be teaching a floral art class tonight, so painting tonight will be florals. 
Here is the first "Itty Bitty".  These are on adorable 2"x 2" canvases.  I plan on making these into tiny ornaments.

"IB XMas Cow"

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bus Stop-Day 21, 30 in 30

Season's will be changing and so will your décor.  Painted a little snow scene.

"Bus Stop"
11x14 Acrylic on Canvas

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Snowman Friends, Day 19, 30 in 30

Ahhh, time to paint.  Just a little "ditty" for the upcoming winter.

"Snowman Friends"
Acrylic on Canvas

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Winter Landscape-Day 15, 30 in 30

After taking the dog to the vet, taking him for a walk and cutting the grass, it was finally time for me to head to the studio.  Wanted to create, but needed a simple scene that I could punch out quickly. This is what came to mind.  I think it would be a nice bright spot for someone's winter décor.

"Winter Sunrise"

Cardinal again! Day 14

Since this is all I've had time to paint/post, another failed cardinal.  Watch for updates when I have time to rework these.  I want them chunkier and with a little more personality.  For now here's one I had painted ahead of time knowing my time in the studio was going to be very limited this week.  Keep on painting!  Even the duds keep your creative juices flowing. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

More Cardinals, Day 13

Here is another little Cardinal painting I did quickly for Day 13.  It's a busy week for me.  The Oshkosh Fine Arts Association starts up again with our first meeting tomorrow, Wednesday is "Art for Tarts", and Thursday I will be setting up a exhibit of my work at the Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake.  Good thing I painted up these cardinals ahead of time to fill up some of my 30 day paintings!

Cardinal Love
Acrylic on Canvas

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Drive by Farm View-Day 12, 30 in 30

Packers won their game season opener today so with a happy heart, I headed into my studio after the game.  This is the image that came to me as I "abstracted" away.  It was hard to get a good picture of this with my smart phone because it's so large, but I am happy with this one.  Spontaneous and loose!  Just my style.

"Drive-by View"
48x36 Acrylic on Canvas

Cardinal attempts-Day 11

I thought with some limited time to paint this week, that I'd punch out a few cardinals for my November Art Fair.  I am not happy with them.  I failed to capture the whimsy that gives my "critters" their fun.  I thought I will post them anyway so that we can all see that every painting is not a success, but we keep painting anyway as it keeps the creative juices flowing.  They won't all be winners.

Cardinal IV
Acrylic on Canvas

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Shadowing Bob Burridge-Day 9, 30 in 30

One of my favorite artists is Bob Burridge.  I can't get enough of his loose, colorful style of painting.  One of the things he teaches is "Negative painting", where you put in the background first and then paint around your objects to create the final piece.  This is my Bob Burridge inspired forest scene.  His are much better, but he's has much more practice!  lol

"Forest Thru the Trees"
Acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Chinese Lanterns-Day 8, 30 in 30

Keeping in mind the upcoming fall season, I painted a vase of Chinese Lanterns in a loose drippy format.  I like how it turned out.  Loose and free painting is definitely my therapy.

"Chinese Lanterns"
Acrylic on Canvas
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Chicken Art! Day 7, 30 Paintings in 30 Days

If you follow my art, you know I love to paint "critters".  I paint cows and pigs and little birdies and I have been getting requests to paint chickens, so I did! I hope you like "Keep on Cluckin".

Keep on Cluckin
Acrylic on 24 x 24 canvas

Monday, September 5, 2016

Poinsettia Pizzaz!

Thinking of my next show in November, while I paint, so this is for the holidays.
Day 6 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days
I was out of town this last weekend, so I'm behind already! 

Acrylic on canvas.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Day 2-Leanin In Reworked

Leanin In Reworked

You know how it goes.  You keep critiquing a piece and something just isn't right.  Such was the case with "Leanin In", so reworked it tonight.  I did not like the yellow smack dab in the center of the arrangement.  This is better.
Acrylic on canvas