Friday, 22 September 2017

30 in 30 - Day 22 - Broom Field

Broom Field
10" x 10" - acrylic on canvas, with a little pastel on top  - $30
Day 22's painting is this one, based on photos I have from Provence, where the broom is extravagant in the spring. It's hard not to like a colourful landscape!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

30 in 30 - Day 21 - Northern Scene

Northern Scene
11" x 11" - acrylic and pastel on canvas paper - $30
I tried to work the brush marks in this little painting, wanting them to just stand up and be more visible, and then added soft pastel lines on top of that for a little more expression. I really like the result, and have to say that the painting 'in life' is much richer in terms of colour and depth than what the camera (and photographer) was able to capture, unfortunately. 
It's Day 21!

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

30 in 30 - Day 20 - A Sunny Day

A Sunny Day
10" x 10" - acrylic on canvas - SOLD
Another view I have painted before - because I love the curve of the tree! 
This is Day 20!

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

30 in 30 - Day 19 - Laerg Island

Laerg Island
10" x 10" - acrylic on canvas - $30
This is a view I have loved over many years, usually seen from our little boat as we travel to our cottage by water. The small island has been owned by the same family for over 50 years. I have painted this view before but I think this is the most successful yet.
And it's Day 19 - getting there!

Monday, 18 September 2017

30 in 30 - Day 18 - Olive Blues

Olive Blues
10" x 10" - acrylic on canvas - SOLD

When in doubt, paint olive trees, my current go-to subject of choice. It used to be pears, and before that it was tulips. Then there were the sheep......
Anyway, another day, another painting, the 18th to be exact in the Challenge!

Sunday, 17 September 2017

30 in 30 - Day 17 - Holly Hock Garden

Holly Hock Garden
11" x 14" - acrylic & ink tense colour pencil on canvas paper - $30

Day 17's effort in the 30 in 30 challenge is riffing on yesterday's theme of flowers, and specifically holly hocks. A lighter, high key interpretation of the subject, using different media. 

Saturday, 16 September 2017

30 in 30 - Day 16 - Magic Carpet

Magic Carpet
16" x 20" - acrylic on wood panel - $40
I have wanted to paint a garden of holly hocks for some time. I love the way their stems stand up straight and tall, with the flowers and buds forming in vertical rows. That is how this composition and painting started out, with some very stylized flower heads in vertical rows, looking like holly hocks, drawn on a black ground (for some added colour depth). 
 As for the title, well that's just what it feels like to me - a carpet of flowers. It's day 16 in the Challenge.
Have a great weekend!