Saturday, September 23, 2017

30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS -- DAY 23

#23                   La Rouge                Acrylic

La Rouge is a Posted Palette provided by my artist friend Joan.  It is a warm palette composed of Burnt Sienna, Lemon Yellow, Alizarin Crimson and White.  The challenge of working with such vibrant colors was to give the viewer's eye somewhere quiet to rest.  The more delicate pinks and peaches created by mixing the colors with white helped to calm the painting just enough.  The emphasis here is the rhythm of the shapes as the darks and lights move around the canvas.  Was I channeling Georgia O'Keefe just a little?


Remember, all of the pieces are 5 x 7” and are available for sale for $20 each ALL OF THE PROFITS OF THESE SALES WILL BE ADDED TO OUR DONATION TO HELP HURRICANE SURVIVORS.


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  Note:  #3  Pinkie is SOLD 


              #6 Little Secret is SOLD

Friday, September 22, 2017

30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS -- DAY 22

Today's painting, Seeing Red is a complex palette of earthy colors:  Payne's Grey, Hookers Green, Red Ochre, Yellow Ochre and Italian Buff suggested by my artist friend, Mary.  Since there were no colors that would yield the delicate violet pink of real Magnolias, I simply created a new red variety.  Artistic license is a wonderful thing.  I applied the paint more heavily than in most of the previous paintings and the look is much bolder, almost sinister. Can a sweet, Southern flower be sinister? 

#22                   Seeing Red                         Acrylic

Remember, all of the pieces are 5 x 7” and are available for sale for $20 each ALL OF THE PROFITS OF THESE SALES WILL BE ADDED TO OUR DONATION TO HELP HURRICANE SURVIVORS.


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  Note:  #3  Pinkie is SOLD 

              #6 Little Secret is SOLD

Thursday, September 21, 2017

30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS -- DAY 21

#21                                All That Glitters                         Acrylic 
Today's Posted Palette comes from my dear friend, Barbara who suggested red, orange, chartreuse, yellow and gold.  I took the gold literally and decided to add a bit of shimmer to this painting with iridescent and metallic paint.  It doesn't show up very well in a photo but the original has a lovely glow.  Thank you Barb for giving me another inspiration.  Nine more paintings to go with a different guest palette each day.


Remember, all of the pieces are 5 x 7” and are available for sale for $20 each ALL OF THE PROFITS OF THESE SALES WILL BE ADDED TO OUR DONATION TO HELP HURRICANE SURVIVORS.


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  Note:  #3  Pinkie is SOLD 

              #6 Little Secret is SOLD

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS -- DAY 20

Today's painting is the first of the Posted Palettes -- colors chosen by friends who posted their choices either here on the blog or on Facebook.  All of the remaining paintings will be "guest colors".  

Susan's palette was Golden-green, Deep Purple and Orange.  As you look at each of the paintings that follow, notice how the mood changes, depending on the colors used.  Also notice the way I use the colors.  Regardless of what palette I paint with, as long as I vary the amounts of light and dark, the painting will work.  

#20                              Jungle Bloom                        Acrylic

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  Note:  #3  Pinkie is SOLD 

              #6 Little Secret is SOLD

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS - DAY 19

When sculptors create a piece they can use one of two methods -- additive or subtractive.  If you take separate parts and weld them together or nail them or glue them you are adding parts to create the finished work.  If you take clay, wood or stone and carve or chisel it you are removing parts of the whole to create a finished work.  When creating a 2-dimensional work, you can do the same thing.  For this painting, Mellow Bloom, I first painted a thin dark under painting and then removed some of the paint to create the lighter areas of the painting.  This provided a road map of the finished painting for me to follow with additional colors.

Speaking of colors, thank you to everyone who "posted a palette" for me to use in the remainder of the 30 days.  Check back tomorrow for the first of these paintings.


#19                          Mellow Bloom                   Oil

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  Note:  #3  Pinkie is SOLD 

              #6 Little Secret is SOLD

Monday, September 18, 2017

30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS -- DAY 18


#18                             Going Grey                              Collage

A radical departure from previous works, Going Grey is a collage on a painted/textured background.  One of the fun aspects of working in collage is the finding and making of interesting materials to use in each piece.  CAN YOU GUESS what kind of paper is used in this one?  Comment below or on my Facebook page.

Remember, all of the pieces are 5 x 7” and are available for sale for $20 each ALL OF THE PROFITS OF THESE SALES WILL BE ADDED TO OUR DONATION TO HELP HURRICANE SURVIVORS.

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  Note:  #3  Pinkie is SOLD 

            #6 Little Secret is SOLD

Sunday, September 17, 2017

30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS -- DAY 17

Experimenting again -- this time with creating a surface on a canvas suitable for using pastels.  After a couple of failed attempts I came  up with a pretty okay method.  This is the beauty of a 30 day challenge - it pushes your thinking about what is normal, expected or accepted -- it's a good reason to ask "what if" and see what happens.


#17                       Just About to Bloom                       Pastel

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  Note:  #3  Pinkie is SOLD 
            #6 Little Secret is SOLD