Tuesday, October 14, 2014

McAlpine Creek Bank

"McAlpine Creek Bank"
24"x24" Oil on gallery wrap canvas

This is the first piece I have finished since I completed the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge during the month of September.  It felt good to paint larger and in many ways it is easier.  

A couple of years ago I took this photo during an early spring walk along one of the greenways here in Charlotte.  The greens were just beginning to come alive and the trees were still bare for the most part.  I have kept this photo handy and always loved it for the light streaming from the sky onto the shallow waters of the creek.  

Hope you like it as much as I do!

Friday, October 3, 2014

September 2014 Collage

September 2014 Collage
30 Paintings in 30 Days

Here they all are together in one place!  

These are the paintings I have painted in the month of September for the challenge.  Whew!!!!  Technically, I painted more than what you see above.  I was in art class and posted progress shots of the painting I am currently working on and did not include those in the above collage.  Also I was out of town and attended a  plein air workshop and participated in a plein air event but those paintings are listed above.  So anyway you look at it, I have painted a lot this month and I am so proud of myself for completing this amount of work.  

At times I thought there is no way I can do this!  Then I thought "just do it" and see how it goes!  I experimented and used some colors that I have not used in quite some time, used some brushes that I had not used for awhile and tried new approaches.  Some paintings worked and some did not but those are things that are all part of the struggle and hopefully I learned from them and grew.  

All in all, it was a great month and I am so glad I participated.  I thank everyone for viewing, "liking"  and commenting and I hope you did not grow too weary of being bombarded with artwork every day.   Some of the pieces are sold and/or spoken for and for that I am very grateful.  If  you see one you would like to purchase, I would love to hear from you!