This past few weeks have been very full with teaching. I have completed 2 of the three foundation classes: Acrylic 1 and Watercolour 1. This weekend I complete the last foundation class Drawing 1. I am finding that the teaching space is far more comfortable!
I have mentioned that our house has experienced the death/rebirth cycle! We are finally feeling settled in our space. There are still boxes that need to be gone through, one box that seems to have disappeared…but for the most part we are settled. What a long time it takes to get this all done.
new photo of the room set up for the class.
In other news I finally got my video done for my Luminous World Art Show. I took a series of videos just hours before the Opening happened on October 28, 2016 but when I went to process them my old computer wasn’t being at all cooperative. Now that I have a new computer I was finally able to do the work to get the video together and up on YouTube. Check it out!
Thanks for dropping by! See you soon.
As you might remember that couple of years ago I signed up for a Painting a Day Challenge for the month of September – 30 paintings in 30 days. I didn’t have a theme but I did create some guidelines I wanted to paint by.
This is what I wrote on September 1,2013 as I launched into this challenge:
“My perimeters for this 30 paintings in 30 days challenge is to paint from life in about 2 to 2.5 hours of time (cause I have a bunch of other important deadlines this month too) and K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid). Also you will notice that there is no price on these paintings. Mostly because the thought of putting a price on them created stress that wasn’t going to be ultimately helpful. At this point as I start to work on gaining confidence with working this way it is better if I do studies.”
Three of the four went out the window…I couldn’t do these paintings in 2 or 2.5 hours! It often took me 6 or more hours. And the K.I.S.S. didn’t work because that created boring still life setups to paint and I don’t do boring well. And not putting a price on them lasted only 4 days and then I had my first enquiry and I priced them all and I sold a third of the paintings I did.
So here we are two years later and I signed up again. But this time I will be painting daily and posting the little section of the watercolour painting that I completed on that day as I prepare for Dreaming of Colour Show and Sale.
Go and check out: http://30paintingsin30days.weebly.com
It is a fabulous experience and I can’t wait to do it again.
The start of my next 8×8 inch acrylic painting…
A little further on. The background is done. Now to do the cherries and have them look right!
See you on Thursday.