I started this with translucents and then piled on paint with a knife.
I did not plan this series…but I think it’s a good idea to keep going with it. More oils of my neighborhood to come. These are done on my porch. Unfortunately, there’s a squirrel that thinks it’s his porch….He flew by today despite my having sprinkled black pepper on the railings. Any ideas for how to convince him to move on, let me know. I have next door neighbors who think it’s a good idea to feed him peanuts…and we’re not on speaking terms so there’s no reasoning with them either.
I have spun off in a new direction….and just exploring for now….and even how I will approach this round of 30 in 30. Let’s just say there’s a lot going on behind the scenes–what looks like a start may really be an end and vice versa. But this is as good a place as any to let the games begin….let’s see….
A variation on yesterday’s painting set up.
A lot of stuff to attend to today about the accident 11 months ago…it’s just the gift that keeps on giving. Meanwhile, I managed to paint this nonetheless.
I was going to do a study or several of the sunflower but found it drooped out of the vase….so went with this instead.
Switched the flowers around, and voila, another set up.
So I’ve been trying to be less ambitious in an attempt to be more focused and get through the 30 days…but I couldn’t resist this weird autumnal bunch–with the cross between a sunflower and an artichoke flower?? Strange white green leaves to top off the challenge. Wonder if I’ll continue with this bouquet in some form tomorrow…
This is my first painting for the 30 in 30 Challenge. It’s a variation on yesterday’s post–different background and larger format.
This was done during the July 4th long weekend….a quick sketch made while the sun was close to setting–of the view I have been seeing for over 20 years–of course, ever changing. I did a watercolor first and then jumped into this. I did another one the following day, soon to be posted.