Well, it has been 16 days since my last painting. I had to catch up on things around the house, clean up my messy studio and finish up the paintings from the challenge. The last couple of days I have spent time going over what seems like millions of photographs, cropping and trying to decide what my next project will be. Plus I have a commission that I need to attend to very soon. Perhaps I'll work on two pieces simultaneously.
I couldn't let it go on one day longer, this no painting! I cleaned up my acrylic palettes, cleared off my drawing table and pulled out a nice fresh white canvas and set to it!
Last month I made an impulse buy; a jar of Golden red oxide acrylic paint that was on sale for a good price. It's not a colour that I usually use when painting with acrylics, but something in my head said, "Go for it! You know you'll use it!". Having said that, I have used transparent red oxide with my oils and quite like it. Today I cracked the jar open and used it to block in my next painting; the fourth in the Driftwood series. I think that this could become another favourite colour, especially for sketching and blocking in! Oh heck, who am I kidding? . . . . I've never met a colour that I didn't like! I love them all! They all have something redeeming about them.
It sure does feel good to pick up the brush again and I must say, I'm finding that I have retained some really good things from the 30 in 30 challenge!
Saturday, 1 February 2014
I took the day off from painting yesterday and had lunch with my friend Marcela (who also did the 30 in 30 challenge). This morning I put together this collage of my 30 paintings in 30 days. Looking forward to painting some bigger pieces now. That is after I finish up these 30 and send off the ones that need to be sent off, etc. Oh, and after I clean up my studio. It looks like a bomb hit!