|Through the Poppies|
I revised this painting from a few months ago. changed the flowers, added a path and a cute little cottage. I'm finally happy with. I used a palette knife completely on this one, except for the lower hills. That's the only area I didn't retouch. It's an 18x24 inch so it's just the right size for any spot!
I'm excited to be working on a new website but remember what a hard time I have making little choices like the font to use. I have no problem when working on a painting, even abstract, but when it comes to graphic design I'm overwhelmed with all of the choices!
I'll let you all know when it's done and hopefully you'll join me over there!
I worked some more on this piece yesterday, and am just about finished. I do think the two stripes of flowers in the distance could be broken up a bit, but other than that I think it's done! I'll try to get some better photos later today but it looks like rain, so no sun. Have a great week ahead!
they're all sold or in private collections now
I learned quite a bit from this challenge. As usual, I skipped around in subjects, sizes, medium, just about everything. I learned that I need to focus on one thing! I was using this challenge to explore acrylics and figured out how to
achieve the look of oils! I was also able to paint a few subjects that I had never painted before, like the waterlilies.
I'll still be using oils but am happy to have another
less expensive alternative.
Thanks for following and supporting me through this challenge!
I can't wait for next year's:)
This painting is an 8x8 oil, on gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides, so it's ready to display! I tried to warm up the colors in this one so I used orange as a mother color.
I also used a palette knife for most of it and an angled flat no. 6 brush here and there.
I'm trying to discipline myself to paint at least one a day. These smaller canvases are
perfect for that but I still need to work on larger ones too.
So...we'll see if I can keep it up. I'm starting a commissioned piece right now
with rich beautiful colors just in time for fall. After that trees:)
art on Facebook for a while now and about a months ago he posted one of his gorgeous photos on my
page and said that my art had inspired his work! It is really an honor to inspire another artist and I was thrilled when I asked if I could use his work as reference for a painting. Well this is what he inspired me to do! I just love the creative world of art! I've met so many really nice people.
This was a little different for me because of the odd size of canvas. It's 18x36 inches so it's pretty long. It's hard to see the details here so I've added some close ups on my Etsy listing here. I used a palette knife for most of it and a brush to fill in small areas and soften a few things. The grass in the foreground is showing up the wrong color. It's a little more yellow green instead of that brown color. This one is definitely for a purple lover!
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