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!
Filtering by Tag: Happy Colorful Painting
Oh boy; I've gone and signed up for the "30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge!" My goal is to complete 1 painting each day for 30 days; even if they are tiny and simple. I've decided to do this project because I have 3 small children (ages 6, 3 and 7 months) and finding time to paint is VERY difficult. This will force me to use my time wisely and figure out how to create even when the kids are at my feet. I can't keep using them as an excuse not to paint! I've gotta just find a way and they need to learn to WAIT! Ha! Another reason for the project is to develop my style...I keep floundering on what I most enjoy painting and I hope to gain clarity this month! I go from New England landscapes, to nautical scenery, to abstract/impressionist florals, to abstract watercolor. You know, I just LOVE color and so many things inspire me! My goal with my work is to spread happiness and positive energy through a stylish painting and I think happy color is the way to do that. Perhaps this month I will be able to discern what I most enjoy painting; and develop my style in that area. I'm excited for the challenge! I hope you'll sign up for blog updates via the RSS feed thingie and visit hereeach day to see each new work; it should be fun to see what happens. I'll also be posting the paintings on my Instagram feed...you can follow me @meandwee. Hooray!
Today's piece is an impressionistic floral painting using my favorite colors together. I love the gestural quality in the shapes and the bright colors. It's a 16x20 acrylic on canvas. Phew!