Thursday, October 02, 2014

The Need to Post Something

Blue Bird Sketch
watercolor

I think the 30 day challenge has me addicted to posting on my blog. It's like my day isn't complete without it. So, today I'm posting my attempt at doing a loose, watercolor bluebird. I've seen some lovely ones in the National Geographic and have found that it's going to take some practice to get them to look like I want them to. These are the best of three attempts today, I like the one on the left the best.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Day 30--Which One?

 Sunset Silhouette 2
Watercolor 5.5 X 6


Mail From the Past
Collage, 7.5 X 5.5

It's the last day of the 30 in 30 Days Challenge and I can't decide which piece to put in for the last day. I think it will be the watercolor now that I see them both up on the computer. It's been a fun challenge and has certainly stretched me to put aside time to do my art almost every day. Even now in the mess it calls me to do more. Other voices are calling too, mostly in the form of dust bunnies in the corners of every room. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Day 29--Running Free

Running Free
Collage 5.5 X 5.5

The second to last day of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge! Wow, this has really stretched my imagination and made me see that there is really no excuse for not working at my art every day, even if it's just for a short time. 
This collage is made from altered magazine pages, hand painted paper and manufactured paper. The little horse is an acrylic transfer. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Day 28--Shell Collector

Shell Collector
Watercolor, 7.5 X 11

This is a common sight on our beaches which are full of sea shells. The shells are so pretty and unique it's hard not to get involved with searching for the perfect specimen. Even when you've been here a long time like I have they are hard to resist. It's always amazing how many varieties, colors and sizes there are. Our Creator's imagination far surpasses mine. After a couple dozen I think I would have said, "That's enough." and quit. 
I enjoyed this picture for the light and shadows, and the shoreline. I had some fun with iridescent medium in the water which does not show up in the reproduction. 
Only 2 days left in the 30 Days Challenge and I actually have a couple of left over collages. When I do them, I do several at a time and pick out the ones that interest me the most. So, we'll be back to collage tomorrow. See you then.

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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.