30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 16 – They Follow The Rain

For a while now I’ve imagined or sensed dragons that sometimes come with the rain clouds. How marvelous it would be to see one dive and let out a dragon scream, fading in and out of the clouds.

“They Follow The Rain”, acrylic on canvas paper, about A4-sized.

Below are the weekend’s paintings side by side. One can tell they’re sort of related. Similar colour scheme and the addition of a not so natural phenomenon. Usually I prefer to paint as much nature as possible, nature is the best thing in the world. My psyche was in a slightly different place this weekend, however.

Day 24: After Midnight

It’s been a topsy-turvy day. Temperatures dropped rapidly and triggered my fibromyalgia, like what am I, a weather station? So today I’ve been stupidly tired. Then I broke down, so much sorrow. And then it was in the middle of the night and I still had a painting to do.

“After Midnight”, 8×8 inches or 20×20 centimeter acrylic painting on canvas.

I’m so sleepy I’m painting with one eye closed. I keep finding myself squinting like a pirate and telling myself “I’m almost done”. I was already about to post the so called final version when I had this strong feeling that lanterns of some kind were missing. Below you see the version before the lanterns.

Just need to post this to the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge blog and then to facebook and then I can stop being a pirate and close both eyes and sleep.

PS: These creatures often show up in my paintings when I paint at night. Should I be concerned?

Day 18: Patronus

Have you done the Pottermore test to find out your patronus yet? I’ve been meaning to, then I forget, still haven’t gotten around to it but I’m itching to find out!

Another day of no music with painting, instead I was watching a movie about Vincent van Gogh’s life. It inspired me to paint something that felt like me. And this would be it.

Followed a friend to a fine art exhibition today. Rut Bryk’s ceramic works are quite something. I loved her earlier works with strong colours and motifs that reminded me of picture books. At the end of her life she went super geometric, all shapes. It makes me wonder if I’ll evolve into something if I keep painting. Vincent went to a looser even more impressionistic style towards the end too. I wonder if that’s the fate of my mind. How loose will I end up going? Or could the mind go the other way, into extreme details, painting huge worlds with tiny details all in ink like Manabu Ikeda? Or like Sven Nordqvist’s picture books, little critters hiding in the bushes, rooms that look like someone’s actually living there.

(I recommend checking out the artists mentioned by highlighting their name, right clicking and choose “Search Google for..”, or at least that’s how it works in Chrome.)

Now to go find out what my Patronus is.. I might need it in the dark.

Day 16: The Fifth Dimension

After a breaking point, for a while all you feel is pain and there seems to be no way out. Last weekend I attended a meditation led by Diana Cooper, I remember how the dragon raised our frequency, we were in a higher dimension so to speak. And in some ways that helps. It doesn’t make up for anything lost. It doesn’t put anything back together. But meditations, dreams, games, painting can be a nice break from it all for a little while.

When I woke up today I fumbled about, thought I’d be able to get straight down to business and get stuff done and in my newly awake state I made the cactus pot fall over. Dirt all over my floor, all over the art supply box, inside the supply box.. Ugh. When I got home, tired from work, I did the same again. I fumbled and the sleeping hyacinth pot I keep in the fridge fell down and spread dirt all inside the fridge, on the floor, into the carpet. I’ll deal with it all tomorrow.

Maybe sometimes that’s the only solution we have. Do what you can and hope tomorrow will be a better day.

30 Paintings in 30 Days: “Let’s Talk”

While the Hatter is on hold I started on a series of smaller (about 10 x 10 cm / 8 x 8 inches) paintings. This one will double for the first #Colour_Collective challenge of the year on Twitter. The challenge colour is¬†Aureolin (yellow) and the participation date for that is Friday evening. The plan is to have this painting be joined by three other paintings with a singular colour theme. Can’t wait to get started on the next ones!   Let's Talk

Day 9 of “30 Paintings in 30 Days”: Haunting

You know that feeling when really what you’re aiming for is a short 25 second animation but it’s a canvas painting so you can’t do that? I ended up with this painting that I feel unsure of. In my head I see the scene still dancing around. My mind zooms in on the details inside the flower. And none of it is visible, it’s in my head. So I don’t know how to feel about this. No doubt it’ll help to sleep on it.   Haunting

Day 8 of “30 Paintings in 30 Days”: Watched

I really wanted to paint an animal today and in my mind I could see this painting already formed. The owl was planned to be a bit bigger, watching the viewer more close up and personal, but I’m happy enough with how it turned out. I’ve been out in the cold winter air today, perhaps that’s a reason for why I feel very beige and pale today.   Watched                                           Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 30 cm / about 9 x 12 inches.