Soo... I am now one sixth of the way through the challenge. With 25 paintings to go, I found myself thinking "what was I thinking" (PS - I also have a day job!). I guess it's called a challenge for a reason. Complaining aside, painting daily has been quite refreshing once I actually get myself to the easel. And so, I will continue...
Todays painting is based on yet another scene from northern Ontario near my parents cabin (on a lake known as Moose Lake). I used a limited palette of titanium white, ultramarine violet, dioxazine purple, and permanent green light (Golden Acrylics). While not quite compliment colours, I love the neutrals created by the purples and permanent green light. Very calming.
Today's painting was inspired from some lovely photos of hydrangeas my friend and colleague Kate M shared with me. They were taken from her very own garden. Thanks Kate!!
Day 3's painting is another inspired from northern Ontario (thanks to my mom and dad for taking the lovely photo).
I used a dark to light painting technique for this one - painting the darks first then negatively painting the sky and water.
Day 2 is here... along with my second painting! I think this painting is pretty timely given the leaves around London are starting to change colour (it's only September 2... at this rate, maybe I'll be doing a snow scene by the end of this challenge).
This painting was inspired by a photo my mom and dad snapped while at their cabin in northern Ontario (about an hour past Sudbury). The brilliant red tree amongst the other green trees was so striking. It also lent itself well to trying a new painting technique ... starting with a red undertone... an interesting experiment. I also was able to integrate a fair bit of negative painting.
It's day 1 of my first ever daily painting challenge!!! The challenge is hosted by artist Leslie Saeta and over 800 artists all over the world are participating. Amazing and a little intimidating.
My theme for the month will be landscapes (mostly). To expand on this, my other goal this month is to practice and try new painting techniques (e.g. negative painting, try new technique from Artists NetworkTV).
My first painting is inspired from a photo taken when my sister Amy and I were visiting Point Reyes National Seashore (outside San Francisco). It was early in the morning and the water was sparkling.
Check out Leslie Saeta's blog for other paintings in the 30-in-30 challenge.
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