Painting: 30 in 30 – Day 18

I have been so busy painting, posting and working on the internet that I have neglected cleaning the house as I used to. This morning, the first thing I wanted to do was nothing but paint. However, after debating a bit with myself, I called my sister to free me of my chores (mentally that is LOL!!)

To my surprise, she encouraged me to stop thinking what I needed to do around the house and JUST DO IT!

While still on the phone with her, I washed some dishes from the night before (I know!!! I usually don’t leave anything on the sink! But I have not stop!! heehee) 😀  Anyway, when I least expected I was done cleaning the entire house!!! Well, more accurately, a 1,400 sq. ft. – one bedroom condo – Oh, and two bathrooms!

The point of this story is that I was using an old habit as an excuse. I used to always clean the house and neglect my paintings. The truth is simple, now, I rather paint. On the other hand, I do feel at ease when my little piece of glory is sparkling clean 😀

Now, Day 18 painting: I forgot to take pictures of the process, only remembered the first two steps  😦  I used a toned gessoboard, 6 x 6. (Inspired by Michael’s photos)

How a wonderful and shinning day! 😀

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Painting: 30 in 30 – Day 6

It has almost been a week since I started this challenge, but it feels more like eternity LOL! In a good way 😀

OK, I might be exaggerating a bit (that was my passionate side doing the thinking). However, I am not sure if it is the mental commitment,  sticking to the challenge or the thought of not having a day off. This undertaking is teaching me quite a few things.  Painting, is one of them. However, the more subtle lessons are about myself.

I don’t want to get philosophical here, but this challenge it’s a greater experience than I ever expected.

With that said, here is Day 6 creation “Storm Clouds” inspired by Nina Cringan photo at PMP :

Storm Clouds by Nina Cringan at PMP
Storm Clouds by Nina Cringan at PMP

I want to wish you all a wonderful weekend! 😀

Painting: Sept. Challenge – Day 3

Good morning !!!! I started early today! What a great feeling 😀

I completed Day 3 painting. Like I said yesterday, I was going to restrict my color palette, as an experiment. I wanted to know if I was capable of painting more realistic tones. The result is clear. Although, the process was fun , I must admit that I love color!!! Consequently, I will probably paint an orange sunset or something bright tomorrow.

I included the drawing and the picture by Steve Lyddon from PMP, which I used as reference. Many thanks to him for sharing it!

OK, got to go to do some laundry! Have a wonderful day! 😀

by Steve Lyddon from PMP
by Steve Lyddon from PMP

Painting: Sept. Challenge – Day 2

Today I wondered about my color scheme?  How did I end up with these colors on the board? Do I do it on purpose? Maybe is unconscious.

The way I start is by planning what I will paint. I draw the scenery on the canvas. Then, I choose the hues base on the mood I want to convey and next I brush each color as I see it in my mind.  However, by the time I finished painting, it is always a bit more colorful than first thought.

For that reason, I will draw tomorrow’s painting on my tablet tonight (it is great for this kind of things), but choose a controlled palette. Let’s hope it goes well.

In the mean time, I present to you Day 2 painting:

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Painting: September Challenge – Day 1

I usually don’t post, paint or work on Sundays. Today, however, is an exception.

There is a good reason! I entered a challenge “30 Painting in 30 Days posted by Leslie Saeta“.

As many of you know, I have painted one piece a day (Monday thru Friday). So, I hope adding two more paintings to my week will be a breeze. Of course, the goal here is to the commitment, but at the same time it will be a perfect opportunity, for all participants, to share the works, make new friends, learn from each other and most important part, have fun. In fact, if you want, you could join in as well.

My first painting of the month, is a variation of Friday’s art work. If you didn’t see my earlier post, I wasn’t too happy about the clouds. I worked on it on Saturday, but had to scrape it all off and tried again this morning. I know I have to work on understanding the values, hues and perspective of clouds. For that reason, I will paint variations of landscapes filled with cloudy skies, at least for a week. How exciting!!!! 😀

I leave you with Day 1 painting:

Have a wonderful Sunday!!! 😀