Wow, got my 30 paintings done! It was tough to really get paintings done every day, life does get in the way. But I was determined. I did find that I was more willing to try new things since I had to finish so many paintings, which I loved because it really expanded my creativity. And also found out some things worked & some didn’t, but you have to be willing to mess it up in order to find that perfect ‘something’.
Here are the rest of them:
(23/30) Nature’s Symphony 12″x12″ Mixed Media on Canvas
(24/30) Mini Ruins #14 5″x7″ Mixed Media on Paper
(25/30) Supernatural 12″x12″ Mixed Media on Canvas
(26/30) Mini Ruins #15 5″x7″ Mixed Media on Paper
(27/30) Somewhere in Time 6″x8″ Mixed Media on Canvas
(28/30) Whispers #2 6″x6″ Mixed Media on Canvas
(29/30) Whispers from the Earth 6″x8″ Mixed Media on Canvas
(30/30) Jeweled Mystery 12″x12″ Mixed Media on Canvas
Close up detail of Jeweled Mystery. I added some iridescent paint just for fun!
Here are the latest in my daily painting challenge. Numbers 17 & 18 I have been working on for a while, but I think I finally finished them. Also had a hard time photographing #17 so I will need to go get it scanned. Number 18 is a large version of a small 6″x12″ painting I had done several months back. I really liked it so I wanted to try a larger version of it. I am not as happy with the large version for some reason.
Numbers 20, 21 & 22 I did while on a trip to the beach. I did not want to take my paints down there so I took my Aquatone Watercolor sticks. I love those things! I did have to play with them and did several versions before I ended up with these three. They were fun!
(17/30) no name yet, 24″x36″ Mixed Media on Canvas
(18/30) no name yet, 18″x36″ Acrylic on Canvas
(19/30) Mini Ruins #13 5″x7″ Mixed Media on Paper
(20/30) Flowers in Purple Vase 5.5″x8.5″ Watercolor Sticks on Paper
(21/30) Beach with Stormy Sky 5.5″x8.5″ Watercolor Sticks on Paper
(22/30) The Ocean 5.5″x8.5″ Watercolor Sticks on Paper
Well, 8 more paintings to go!!! I guess I should make a trip to the studio…
Yay! Here are #9, #10 & #11! As you can see, I am working quite a bit on my Ruins Series. I want to create more of these and stretch my boundaries with the series. I figured this is a perfect way to do it. I think this is the series I want to submit to galleries, so I definitely need lots more! 🙂
Mini-Ruins #9 5″x7″ Mixed Media on Paper
Mini-Ruins #10 5″x7″ Mixed Media on Paper
Mini-Ruins #11 5″x7″ Mixed Media on Paper
Let me know if you are interested in purchasing any of these!
In abstract painting that is a bit more challenging. I always figured that most of my paintings are inspired by nature, and I knew that once I saw the beauty in Yellowstone National Park, I wanted to include those colors in my paintings. When I created my last few paintings in my Cosmos Series, I used colors I had seen in Yellowstone. I had not looked at my paintings & photos together until just now, and I was moved by how they looked side by side!
Grand Prismatic Geyser- Glow
Grand Prismatic Geyser
This is truly nature’s abstract art! The colors are so vibrant and almost do not seem real! Below are my Yellowstone inspired paintings in my Cosmos Series. They are in the order they were created. You can see how they evolved the more paintings I created!
I was in Wyoming a couple of weeks ago, with a gorgeous full moon. The view was breathtaking, and there was no way I could capture it in a photo, but I tried. Also my attempt at a star trail shot (not a very good one!)
I was out in the Texas Hill Country last week at an Art Workshop. I came across this cactus with these beautiful blossoms! They just jumped out! I took this with my phone camera. I decided not to take my Canon, because I wanted to concentrate on painting, and not photographing! (But I could not help myself with this one!).
Today I had the urge to play with my camera. I thought I would take photos at both extremes of the apertures! I like the different effects you get from both ends. Love the star burst shape from the f/22, and the bokeh from the f/1.4. Here’s what I got! (And thank you to my hubby for posing for me!!!) 🙂
I thought I would post a few of my favorite photos from my road trip. I drove to Wyoming from Texas with my daughter, and had a great time. We had a blast playing with the photo apps on my Evo phone! Even the boring scenery was made fun with the apps! Our favorite to use I think was Vignette. We had so much fun making everything look “mini” with the tilt-shift feature!
If you want to see the rest of my trip photos, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, check out my Facebook page!
I took this photo at the Zilker Botanical Gardens of the water lilies right at the entrance. They are just beautiful right now! It was pretty bright (middle of the afternoon), so I tried different photo apps on my Evo. I think this was my favorite, it was with Vignette for Android. Right now I do not remember what setting it was in, I wish I did, but I guess that makes it one of a kind! 🙂