Halfway there!!!! Today's piece was started yesterday and finished today. It's large at 36x36 inches square. Another focal piece! This one is my favorite so far...I love the colors and how stylish it looks. I also embellished this one with Swarovski crystals (on the blue vase). They are SO sparkly and add another touch of glamour to the piece. This time, it's more like "Jewelry for your walls" than ever! Painting florals has been so much fun; I seem to be endlessly inspired by the different color and compositional possibilities. I've found my thing! And now, to sleep. Zzzzzzzzzz....
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I'm really happy with today's piece. I just love the colors and the style of this one. I'm bummed the photo isn't quite as vibrant as the actual painting...It's a lot darker/deeper than it looks here. I wanted a bit of a nautical flair, so I added the yacht stripes for some extra style. I've never been one to do much with pattern, but I'm dipping my toes in a bit.
This challenge is about half way done; thank GOD! It's so hard to complete paintings every single day and be a full-time Mom to three. I get pretty darn grouchy by the time 3:00PM rolls around! So far, I'm learning how to plan my paintings to make the most of my little bits of time. I'm also learning that I can fit a lot more in the day than I thought I could! OK. Off to bed I go!
Today I decided to do a HUGE painting. At least, it's huge for me! It's 30 x 40 inches wide and 1.5" deep. I wanted to do a "showstopper" kind of piece...a focal point for a room. I'm thrilled with how it came out; colorful, whimsical, and energetic. Painting large is hard for me; you really have to make sure you are mixing your colors well or things get flat easily. But, it's so satisfying when the piece is complete. I'm certainly ready for bed though! It took a lot out of me! I hope you like it too!
Welcome to Day 5 of the painting challenge! This is the same bouquet I painted in Day 2; but this time I added my own color interpretations and did a much more loose and painterly style. Much more abstract. I wanted to emphasize the fun color and positive energy I felt when I saw the bouquet. I like how it has a whimsical and vintage feel...this would be so cute paired with other small paintings, drawings, and prints. I'd love to do a painting like this but HUGE. A giant focal point in a dining room or entry-way that really gives a space a laid-back and fun happy cottage vibe. I think it would look cool paired with more serious furniture to give the room a twist of something unexpected and lighthearted. This piece has a lot of spunky personality and can have the same affect for the room it's in! Since I'm exploring my style here, I'm VERY curious to know which version of this painting is your favorite? Day 2 or Day 5?
I've completed today's painting! With her permission, I used Jenna Griffin's (of Gold & Bloom) floral arrangement as inspiration. (follow her amazing feed on instagram @goldandbloom). It's 16x20 inches, acrylic on canvas. I'm thrilled with how this one came out; I just love these colors. So soft and nostalgic. Although interestingly,it came out a lot more "tight" than I'd planned. I had originally wanted to do something more abstract, simpler strokes, and much more painterly. But, it didn't feel right to do that at the time and here's how it came out.
I think I'm going to try another version that is much more loose and see how it goes. Stay tuned! Thanks for stopping by! As with any of my paintings, please feel free to inquire at email@example.com if you are interested in purchasing a piece!