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Baby Bundle

wp-image-1958896741Half way through the 30 in 30 painting challenge lead by artist Leslie Seats!!

A little baby bundle 6″x 6″ in preparation for the holiday season.

 

Baby Bundle of Blessings

6″x 6″ mixed media Available

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Radiant

Radiant 8″ x 8″ acrylic mixed media  $50. Buy Now

Falls energy inspired.

Happiness

Time goes so fast when things are flowing with a painting.Disapointment hits the pit of my stomach when it’s time to quit. Happiness returns in the morning as I head off to the studio to continue! Challenged to produce the vision in my head, bold colors, reds as the promanat shade and energetic petals. Pushing through the bumps of what’s next. The magic happens without me even knowing. Stepping back, happiness fills me,I like it.

Can I just say I so much fun painting a little series of fall inspired flowers!

Rocking the Blues in Watercolor Sketch

It’s interesting that this BLUE themed #30in30 painting challenge has just been guiding me to see a variety of subject in blues. Here while waiting at the soccer fields…I Rocked the Blues.

Jacob’s Blue Soup Mug

 

“People who love to eat are always the best people.”

Julia Childs

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Jacob’s Soup Bowl

Second in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge. I have decided to do sketches. This is watercolor. I use a dagger brush I just love and a little set of watercolors I travel with.

I hope you travel this journey with me too!

 

 

30 Paintings in 30 Days Go Sketchy!

I find I get in my head to much at times. Making it harder than it needs to be. I have done all the 30 and 30 challenges since Leslie started so I know how it is “to be fun”.

I started a new job 2 weeks ago. 6,7,8 grade art and Skills for Living instructor at our school. I knew last week with this new schedule, helping with jh soccer, still driving bus, AND studio responsibilities…painting was out. Sketches IN! I haven’t been able to sketch as much as I like lately either.

I felt too should have a theme. Something to lead me. When faced with a blank page ,canvas,a,meal, outfit… focus on what we want to say can be all that is needed to guide the rest. But BLUE? After reading over several challenge list samples, I can’t believe I was drawn to the word BLUE. BUT BLUE, Its one of my least favorite colors! I’m going with it anyway to learn where it takes me.

Steppin” Out

Jacob’s Blue soup Mug

Confidence, Floral Painting

Confidence,by Susan Walker
“Confidence” by Susan Walker Art 22″ x 28″
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“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

The color red is one of the top two colors of all. Representing assertiveness, daring, determined, energetic, powerful, enthusiastic, impulsive, exciting, and aggressive. Red represents physical energy, passion, and desire. It symbolizes action, confidence, and courage. Red, the color of blood and fire throughout all of history, is associated with meanings of love, sensitivity, romance, joy, strength, leadership, courage, rage, anger, danger, and determination. It brings strength, sophistication and fun to a room when we use it in decors. So it was easy to know what I would paint theseOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA poppy-inspired flowers. Yellow, greens and aqua to dance along. With the pink circles,one of my favorite shapes, burst in. Look closely and you will see the texture. I love this process using a pallet knife and white texture paste.You can color to the paste but I wanted to be able to manipulate the colors in the various areas for depth and variety.

Each day I would step up to this painting feeling it wasn’t done yet. “Knowing” when a painting is done is a tricky thing for me. Not always sure what this one needed. Adding layers,colors and elements. Evolving….then “Confidence” appeared in the process.