Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Painting Challenge, Part 2

I completed my 30 Faces in 30 Days challenge!

I got the idea from Galia Alena--here are her posts:
New Challenge
Part Two
Part Three

I didn't state the parameters last time:
* same size--they are all 4x6 inches, Strathmore 140 lb cold press watercolor paper
* must involve brush or paint [I didn't end up varying--except for using ink one time, they are all watercolor]
* share them even if they are really bad
* added this one part way through: share even if I don't like them.

Apparently it was enough to manage to get the paintings done, so now I am left to catch up with posting. Here is the next batch.

Days 5, 6, & 7

Days 8, 9, & 10

Days 11, 12, & 13

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Reappearing [and Painting Challenge, Part 1]

Hmm, so much for posting regularly! I have been sharing some on the insidious Facebook, but that is really not ideal. There are plans in the works, some of which were unplanned--I did not plan to start hunting for a house again, for example. I'm starting to get my feet back under me, and hope to get better at balancing things.

In the meantime, here are some photos of bits & pieces of things that I've made this year. One of advantage of blogging regularly (I tell myself) is that it gives me a record of accomplishment better than digital photos tucked away in virtual folders.

My most recent project is a challenge to paint 30 faces in 30 days, an idea I got from Galia Alena. Days 1-4 are below.

A taste of what has been going on--more appealing than packing boxes, yes? I'm not as close to having a regular creative practice as I'd like, but despite everything, I do feel like I'm starting to make progress. If I can nurture it through the next six months or so, I hope to be able to root it firmly once the housing situation is under control.