The long weekend is here - yippy!! have been enjoying painting time and getting ready for the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge - starts Sept 1 (hosted by Leslie Saeta). For those of you not familiar with the challenge, I will be posting a new painting each day for the month of September. Be sure to sign up to follow my blog & to receive email updates.
This weeks painting is my contribution to the WDE at WetCanvas. Thanks to my fellow Ontarian Jean for hosting and providing lovely photos in which to paint. I couldn't resist painting the beautiful light/shadows of these merry cherries. I have also included a few work in progress photos.
In light of the upcoming 30-in-30, today I decided to gift myself a new paint box (an upgrade from my old box which involved fishing through a sea of tubes to find the right colour). I picked up a fancy tackle box from Canadian Tire and fashioned this paint box. Check out the photos below!
It's week 11 and painting is going well. In addition to painting, I have been planning for September's 30 paintings in 30 days (i.e. cutting 8"x10" paper, picking my photos, choosing a theme). I have also been working on setting up an Etsy page in which to offer my art for sale (coming soon!!)
This week, I have two new paintings. "Behind the Barn" depicts my parents family farm - captured from a field behind the farm. My second painting, "Thai Sunrise" is my contribution to this weeks WDE at WC. Thanks to Ai for hosting and providing a stunning selection of photos.
Well, it's my first post on my new blog - now located on my website. In addition to the two paintings I am posting this week, I have included a couple fun photos of our cats helping me paint today!
I'm also proud to announce I'll be participating in the 30 paintings in 30 days, hosted by Leslie Saeta - starting Sept 1!!! September will be a busy month... but I should have lots of paintings to post.
Kathy's blog has moved!
Hello all. My blog has moved to my website's home page.
Old posts (August 9th, 2014 or earlier) can be found at http://kathymackayart.blogspot.ca/
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