Sunday, 8 January 2017

Thirty Paintings in 30 Days - Day 8

The colder temperatures are here again. We have blanketed our horse and mules and our dog, Cleo is wearing her new winter coat on any outdoor excursions. Although the sky in today's painting is not quite the real thing it does convey (I hope!) the feeling of a cold winter's day. The layers of snow are starting to accumulate in the fields and pastures and when the winds blow some is stripped away to reveal what lies beneath. We are glad for the snow but with temperatures a few degrees warmer it would be much more pleasant. I hope wherever you are it is warm and comfortable. I am enjoying all the great art that has been posted over the last week - so much talent - and look forward to seeing more. 

8" X 8"
Acrylic mixed media on
printmaking paper

Today's painting has lots and lots of layers of paint! I sometimes like to use rubbing alcohol to 'strip' away some of the layers and then build them up again or leave some of those areas where the paint is removed. You never know what you will end up with. I do use some commercial stencils to add texture, but I am also cutting my own...when time permits. I like to experiment and with experimentation can come some very happy outcomes.


  1. It looks cold yes, but not dreary. I could look at that sky forever! Beautiful. Wishing you warmth Janet!! (So nice the hear the garanimals are keeping warm also)