Sunday, January 20, 2013

#20 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

"Driveway Sentinel"
8" x 12"
oil on Arches oil painting paper
(OK I am posting too early - but I want to..cause I just finished this one)

I can't believe this is #20, but when I look at all the newly painted canvases in the studio, I am largely aware, that I (as well as a number of other artists) have been very busy, doing mainly one thing - 
PAINTING in the month of January - 2013.  

See those other artists at Leslie Saeta's Slice of Life Blog HERE.

I painted for '5 CD's worth' today - that is how I gauge my time, by the number of CD's that have played.  On my playlist today, Sheryl Crow, Beatles, and Rush.

I feel good - because I got "day #21" 'blocked in'!  The painting above was done from a photo taken on a dreary, wet, and cloudy day.  The one below,  is extreme bright sun - my favorite kind of photo!

The edges of each painting using the Arches paper - is taped for a 'edge effect' - since it's paper, I tone it with Red Oxide straight acrylic paint.  I feel the need to put it under matboard and glass.  I know some don't like that, they like to touch the painting.  If I had a 'dry mount machine' I could leave them open without the aforementioned, but that hasn't happened yet. Some day...
I do my own matting and framing for the most part. 

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Serena Lewis said...

Fantastic work, Pattie! WOW! must be so pleased.

Debra Bryant said...

Fun painting. I love cloudy day paintings, but I love bright light too! This is a gem :)

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Serena and Debra - here's to a great day in the studio or wherever you make art!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I love this - the colors of the dog and then that great lavender background. Mostly, I really like the way the dog is looking back at the viewer! Great painting. We are two-thirds of the way there!!!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Claire - 2/3rds works for me! Off to get the next one done!