Friday, January 1, 2016

Painting 30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 1/Tulips

Happy New Year!
So glad it's 2016 - to begin Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days!
Holding true to my plan (having fun with mixed media), this is number ONE!


"Bringing Spring Inside"
8 1/2" x 10"
pastel and watercolor on dusty rose Art Spectrum


This is the first thing I did to the surface, using Dr. Martin's
very vivid watercolors.

I began by drawing and painting a crude idea of where the 
main parts of the plant go. I used my own photo
of tulips I received several years ago.

I put it in an 11" x 14" mat to see the edges of 
what I wanted framed, if needed.


6 comments:

Barbara Pask said...

Beautiful Pattie! So cool you are taking on this challenge. One of these times I will get in on one. Happy new year

Pattie Wall said...

Oh, you really should, they are fun, Barb! Thanks for stopping by, and Happy New Year to you!!

Lisa Cohen said...

This is beautiful and I especially love seeing the progress photos! Happy new year and happy 30 in 30!! :D

Laurie Mueller said...

Hi Pattie, This painting is ALIVE! I love it, and look forward to more in the challenge!

Pattie Wall said...

Thank you Lisa - as I look at it again, I think I got busy and forgot maybe a progress photo in there, but when you are in the moment, so to speak.

Pattie Wall said...

Thank you Laurie! Good to see you again on 30 in 30! Let's do it!!