The third week is here and it is hard to believe. I have actually been painting on the same canvas since Oct. 14th. The 30 days will actually end on Oct. 13th my brother's 65th birthday. He died of congestive heart failure 10 years ago and I think of hime often. So it seems so perfect to honor his day in this manner.
As I work through week three I have had some profound thoughts, at least for me anyway. I often observe the techniques of other painters, the softness of colors; the ability to make portraits so lifelike and want to be like them. It can really be frustrating to try and achieve the effect of another. It occurred to me that what I need to do is perfect my own style, embrace my palette and enjoy my process. That takes a lot of pressure off my shoulders.
I am learning a lot during this 30 day process, not just about painting but about myself.
Gesso and Dylusions spray inks
Golden Acrylics, Stencilgirl club stencil, black and blue stabilo pencils
Golden Acrylics, white and turquoise craft acrylic and black acrylic paint in fine liner
Acrylic, gold acrylic
|Day 21 More subtle changes|
Flowers changed, book page added, rubber stamp dragon fly, acrylic glaze
Patti Tolley Parish Stencil added to top, love this stencil
|23 and 24|
White grease pen added for depth, Hurricane stencil from Art Anthology
The end of week 3, the number of days is a bit off due to technical error but hey, it is all about being human. Anyhoo, I thoroughly enjoyed the work this week and know it will be hard to cover it up, but cover it up I must as I continue this quest.
Observations for this week:
- trial and error can be really fun.
- There are times when I need to just play and see where it goes
- I am finally getting really comfortable with not having a solid plan
- a canvas can hold up to a lot of abuse and changes
- this has affected my view on life
Week 4 is the last week for this current challenge,