Day 10 of “30 Paintings in 30 Days” – Early Bloom

More blue. I had envisioned more purple or pink but my mood is too blue today. Not necessarily blue as in sad, I’m just feeling that colour very strongly right now. So here we have these frosty looking flowers. The canvas is tiny and fits into my hand easily. 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches. It’s a joy to have that limited space, zooming in on a subject. No space for spacing out.   Early Bloom

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.

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge – Day 1

January 1st marks the start of a new painting challenge. 30 paintings in 30 days – read more about it at I’ve vowed to stick to small canvases, the 20×20 cm / 8×8 inch ones are perfect for finishing in a day. Recently I bought a “grow your own lavender” kit and I’m so excited about getting to activate the seeds soon that lavender was all I could paint. I took a photo of it in two different light settings and I’m not sure which is the most accurate representation of its colour. The sun set ages ago, waiting for tomorrow’s daylight to know how it really turned out.   2017-01-01-16-48-26Lavender (1)               I used a palette knife and left plenty paint on the canvas so that the flowers get a sensual 3D effect when viewed in person. 2017-01-01-16-48-55                 Part of the edges still need to be painted, a mechanism for hanging it up easily, plus a signature and protective varnish still need to be added before I can put it up for sale.

The Faerie Folk

For a long time I’ve wanted to see the wee people, the faeries and elementals and gnomes. I’ve always had odd experiences so why not add faeries to that? So far no luck as far as actual sight goes but I remember the day I bought Brian Froud’s Faeries Oracle cards. I was spreading the cards out onto the kitchen table and invited the faeries to join. It was a ritual to connect, to get acquainted. My sensitive cat companion Desirée decided to join me and started watching something flying through the air. I figured it could’ve been a fly, who knows, and kept connecting with the cards. My cat started half-lazily chasing whatever she was seeing and now it was clear that whatever she saw was going through the (completely solid) table and moving fast around as if playing with the cat. If it was a bug or fae, I leave that up to you to decide for yourself. (Image: #colour_collective entry from a few weeks ago, colour theme Viridian.)