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 isĀ 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

30 days challenge: Evening Tea

Sometimes there’s just not enough time to finish in an evening. This still needs some tweaking but it’s late, I’m doing these super big yawns and just can’t wait to get some sleep. Good night creature, good night critter, good night internet.

 

Evening Tea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canvas is 36 x 46 cm / 14 x 18 inches. The paint is acrylics.

Day 12 of “30 Paintings in 30 Days”: Nightlife

Half way through painting this I thought to myself “..but where are the shadows on our moon, really?” and I googled forth some reference pictures. Trust me, sometimes it’s better to just make stuff up. Everything doesn’t have to be realism. Deciding to fiddle with textures and shadows and craters after midnight was not the most brilliant idea ever but I’m happy enough with how it turned out.

 

Nightlife

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a bigger canvas this time: 38 x 46 cm / 15 x 18 inches. Acrylics on canvas.

Day 11 of “30 Paintings in 30 Days” – Peace

In my mind I can see a narrow boat floating along right across this scene.. but right now, I just don’t want to disturb the scene. I want to keep the peace I feel currently. I’m listening to Doreen Virtue’s “How to Hear Your Angels” and it really affected my mood. Feeling very peaceful so I call this painting “Peace”, I can’t bring myself to complicate matters.

 

Peace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acrylics on canvas, 27 x 30 cm or about 10 x 12 inches.

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.

Day 6 of “30 Paintings in 30 Days”: The Approach

I keep starting off with this true desire for realism. At some point during the process I just go crazy. With this one as well, I was doing realistic colours and I hated the painting so much. I kept thinking “will I have to toss this one and do another?” Then I went Disney. Colourful flowers! Stronger colours! Yes! Now I’m happy with how it looks. Maybe I’m not meant to do realism? Not today at least.

 

The Approach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Approach (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Approach (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acrylic on canvas. 27 x 35 cm or 10,6 x 13.7 inches. Some final preparations need to be made before it can be put up for sale. This painting was made participating in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge.

Day 4 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days: Dawn Valley

I wasn’t really feeling it today. Painting, creativity, it wasn’t coming to me. I figured I’d at least get started with the background, something usually emerges when I start putting down colour. I decide on a few main colours and go for it. Then.. I put on the music.

 

Dawn Valley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The playlist started. Amanda Palmer. Instead of the subdued easy scene I squirted out some black paint on my easel. Mixed it with red, mixed it with brown, light and dark was born. Dawn Valley. Now to wait until tomorrow’s daylight to check it for errors and get a proper photo of it.

Day 3 of “30 Paintings in 30 Days” – Midsummer

I keep finishing these challenge paintings when it’s dark and ending up taking these not-perfect photos of them. I’m curious to see what this one will look like in proper daylight. Calling it “Midsummer”.
Midsummer (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midsummer (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can’t believe it’s day 3 and I’ve already let go of my vow to only use the small square canvases.