Friday, 20 January 2017

Thirty Paintings in 30 Days - Day 20

Another start from 3 years ago. I had taken my first acrylic workshop and I was so far out of my depth during the 4 days. Under paintings (and a lot of other things) were a new concept for me. After the workshop I came home and 'under painted'! Yikes......looks like I couldn't get enough colours and gesso on the paper. Needless to say these all ended up in a folder. The painting that has emerged reminds me of some of the scenery you can find on a back country hike. Alpine meadows in the fore ground, scree slopes and in the distance mountain ranges.

I am so impressed with all the work that is being posted this month - you are all so inspiring!

11" X 3 1/2"

Acrylic mixed media on
Winsor Newton 140lb watercolour paper


  1. Awesome hills Janet! Terrific depth. Love the distant hill, the gold, the purple-teal-everything mixed hill. You really packed a lot into a small space :)

  2. Hahaha, yes it is small, but it does seem to work. So much for working bigger.....the next one....

  3. This piece is totally awesome. Totally. Those creases and shadows you've created pull me in and won't let me leave. They are the magnet, the home base. From there I explore and explore, finding one delight after another—textures, colors, a river. Then I return to the 'hollers' and feel my feet connected to the earth, my heart and breathing in synch with the world.

  4. Thank you for the generous comments Dotty. They made me go back and have another look! You paint with words and that is a wonderful gift. Thank you again. :)