Thursday, 30 August 2018

Hitting My Stride

It has taken about two weeks to get back into the routine of painting. That is what I figured it would probably take and I feel like I am finding my rhythm again. September will be busy. I wasn't going to participate in Leslie Saeta's  30 Paintings in Thirty Days, but I figured I will be painting anyhow so a daily painting would be a good warmup of sorts to get me going on some larger work. Can't believe that September will be here in a couple of days!

This painting is one of the 'dailies'. Can't stop painting those dogs!

Acrylic mixed media on birch panel 

The panel was painted with a mix of manganese blue and anthraquinone - cleaning the palette - and I drew a rough sketch and started painting. Have always thought about using a black background and this was the first attempt.

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Back to Painting....Again

It has been a long break from painting, posting, commenting. I needed it - was feeling overwhelmed with social media, had just finished an intense two week open studio workshop the end of June (I know.....that was months ago!!) - totally drained and not sure which direction to go with my painting. Still not completely sorted out, but gradually getting back into the routine. A one day workshop in July - 8 interpretive landscape paintings (10"X10" each) in a day! No more than 8-10 minutes for each painting, which was a good thing altho' it is still possible to 'overthink' in that short a time! A busy fall so whether I like it or not back to the easel - and it is good to be 'getting back'!

7"X7", acrylic mixed media on paper

'The south country is parched'
10"X7", acrylic mixed media on paper

'Ageing Gracefully'
8"X8"; acrylic mixed media on paper

12"X12"; acrylic mixed media on canvas