Monday, May 11, 2009

30 Day Art Challenge: Day 11,12 & 13

We are back. We had a wonderful weekend. Best mum's day evah! But no time to blog about it properly now, I have company in the form of my 2nd youngest sister (yay!). But a short art update...managed to do a couple of quick journal pages on our weekend away, and worked on a small canvas board painting today.
Inspired by the Dancing Queen:



A stolen moment with my new Golden colours on Mother's day. E&L chose them all by themselves!



And the first of what will be several artworks inspired by the barren, almost post apocalyptic, apr├Ęs winter yet pre-spring prairie landscape. It was strangely beautiful...huge sky, burnished colours, rough expanses of dead, yet golden grasses, farmers burning fields, spires of smoke, bare branches, rooks and hawks...I saw a thousand paintings as we hurtled by yesterday...
The first attempt:



A better blog coming on Wednesday.

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a fun weekend. I like the painting. I grew up in the Midwest so I am familiar with prairies....you've captured it here.

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  2. Thank you. :)

    It may need a little something more though... When this 30 days is over, I will enjoy being able to take my time and and slowly mull over a painting or journal page for a few days again. It's a good exercise in being decisive though, more doing and less thinking is good.

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