30 paintings in 30 days .. super .. super. The last painting is one of my friends who’s word to all budding artists is – just paint – just paint what you love – you will get good at it – so just paint.
Keeping a straight face when a portrait photo is taken.. difficult. This quick sketch in blue illustrates a straight face and leaves me wondering what the subject is thinking. Personally i like the suspense of not knowing and also the satisfaction of the moment lingers longer.
I had fun painting the sunlight in this landscape scene. I feel like I am painting with a lot more ease. The texture on the panel surface helped a lot with the painting knife and brush work giving the painting something extra to explore. I did leave the trees and dry branches which were scattered all over the foreground for a later painting.
I gave the back lit sunflower painting another try. See practise makes better paintings. I am happy with the result and glad to share… enjoy (if spelling errors please pardon – it’s my second language)
The glowing colours of the sunrise is starting to show in the veld as the cool colours are retreating into the shadows. This painting concludes my study of sunrise.
The sun rises over the veld. All the cool shady colours change into pinks. The last shadows hide between the cool grass, welcoming the glowing sun.
This second in a series of a sunrise over a veld. I am interested in seeing the actual colour changes which occurs in a landscape at different stages of a sunrise. The veld seems quite blue and turquoise just before the sun breaks over the horison.
Today is the diamond of the challenge. I found the blue eyed girl with the red glove a real eye catcher and decided to oil it on canvas. Of course the fun factor was present with a twist – I added the egg timer to the mix and gave myself one hour. I almost made it…
I tip my hat to all the artists and enthusiasts who joined in this challenge. Of course a great thank you to all loyal followers of the arts. I commend you on your artistic endurance to have reached this point. I further wish to encourage you all finish your quest .. I had fun with the red theme and am committed to finish the challenge. In case some of you were wondering.. fun can be tiring, but it is still fun.
Another part of the whole .. I feel the pressure building as we near the 2nd third of the challenge. By now i am in the rhythm of painting daily and enjoying the fact that my studio space is seeing at least one painting a day. Enjoy this still life