Saturday, January 10, 2015

Day 9 - I started this as an underpainting on a small canvas - 8x10.  However, I really like the way it turned out, that I think I will keep it and refine it a bit more.  I will finish the background, just need to figure out if the background should be in color or also in black and white.

Day 7 and 8 - Koi Fish (15x20) done in watercolors .  I have wanted to do koi fish for ages, but have no idea why it intimidated me so much.  Now having done one, I can't wait to paint more.  I did the background on day 7 and the fish on day 8.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Day 4 - I joined a Winter themed swap.  This is my card for it.  So, I did both my challenge and the swap both as one item.  Watercolors

Day 5 - I nearly didn't paint today.  Back to school and work and all that.  A bit tired so was going to go chill with a good book.  Instead, I made myself get up and paint.  I wnat this to become a habit.  This is acrylics and to lessen the stress level, all fingerpainted.  Really love the way it turned out.  And now I have a new tool in paintbox!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Day 3 - I had this need to paint and Angel today.  I am dedicating this to a loved one who has lost a loved one.  She is traveling today to be with her loved ones.  Safe travels and remember Angels come to us when we are in need.  The painting itself is a watercolor 9x12 and totally freehanded while I painted it, no under drawing.  I have never painted wings before and thought that would be the hard part.  Those wings weren't an issue at all.  It turns out I spent way more time on that tiny face.  Note to self.  Paint larger faces!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Day 2 of the Challenge.  This is a small watercolor painting (4x6).  I started this because of the challenge, but finished it because I was totally in love with the background.  The background is soft and misty done in greens and oranges with a touch of purple - one of my favorite combination of colors.  Could be halloweenish, but I find the colors more autumn and hauntingly beautiful.  I started this and after the background was done and the foliage drawn, I had to leave to visit with a family member who had received some really bad news.  I came back and at midnight sat and finished this.  The tree stump with the little fairy key hole, just showed up and was never part of the original idea.  But once the little tree stump was done, it added to and finished my painting.  Now to do this on a bigger canvas!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!  To begin the year in an auspicious manner, I have painted a picture of Ganesh in watercolors.  This is also my first painting for the 30 day painting challenge.


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