2014 is shaping up to be a whizz bang year for me in the art world. I thought I might wind down a bit for the holiday season but this will be short lived, I must be mad as I have signed up to do a 30 paintings in 30 day challenge in January by Leslie Saeta and since committing more exhibiting opportunities have come my way.
The idea with the challenge is to make sure you are in touch with your brushes everyday and for me this is never an issue but I rarely do little sketches(in fact never really), I always do a full blown try at a painting every time. Of course I do not get 30 good ones in 30 days so I am going to have to rethink and maybe do a combination of big and small works so I can meet my expectations. I think that I won't blog everyday of the 30 days as suggested as I worry that you lovely followers by email will not be happy to get 30 emails from in January so I will try and keep them down by posting a few days paintings at a time.
Recently I went by myself to a local wildlife park to take some reference photos and there were some great shots to be had but I am not very brave around animals and the number of large Kangaroos roaming free who just bound right up into your face gave me the frights! I lasted about an hour and came home and my husband kindly said he would go back and finish the shoot. This is one of the Kangaroos who was so happy to pose for the Camera. I painted a background to depict bushland, using cling film for texture and added gum leaves once that was dry to give some depth. Only three colours used for this painting, Quinacridone Gold, French Ultra Marine Blue and Permanent Rose.
Not sure if this will be my last post before Christmas but just in case I wish you all a joyful time and what lies ahead in 2014 is just brilliant.
|Watching You, Watching Me|
Unframed size 38cm x 28.5cm