Saturday, January 31, 2015

More collages just for fun

Played with the collage thing a little bit just to get more of my 30 paintings included.
Here they are:

Learning New Stuff!

Today is the day after the last day of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.  The host of the challenge, Leslie Saeta, showed us how to create a collage.

Here's mine:

Friday, January 30, 2015

Last Day of the 30 Day Challenge! I did it! 30 posts!

Going back to my original plan of painting 30 nuns for no good reason other than to do it, I painted one more nun today.  She's a little too sassy and cattywompus to be a serious nun but she's done!

Here she is:
I liked doing this challenge.  Thank you Leslie Saeta for hosting it.  I had lots of fun, the best was seeing all the different art everybody posted and getting ideas and inspiration from it.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The penultimate day. 29/30. Lots of brush work, no paint on this one.

This collage piece was started 2 years ago!  My great nephews cut up magazines for me, nice 1 inch squares sorted into baggies by color and I went wild at first with it, then got busy with other things and finally today I pulled it out and worked on it until there is collage over the whole canvas.  It may get some tweaking in the NEAR future, but it is close if not done.

Here's day 29 of 30's painting.  I'm calling him (her?) "Speak to Me"

I love each little square of magazine print, some of them are perfect abstracts.

That's it for Penultimate day.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Painting 28 of 30 is a complete background now - I think...

My lily white table tops got another coat of primer and are just as lovely as they were yesterday and you still don't get a picture of white for my painting of the day.

I added some more textures and scribbles and shapes to the giant canvas I have been snippeting for my daily paintings lately.  Today you get the whole darn canvas.  I will find an owl or six in it somewhere and bring them out.  This canvas is 4 feet by 5 feet big.  I love painting on this size canvas. I either have to turn it around or use a step stool to reach the top when I am painting it because I AM SO TALL!

Here is the whole thing and tonight's favorite snippets:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Day 26 of 30! 68 degrees outside, so I painted outside.

I spent a good part of the day clearing of the workbench in the garage so I could sand and prime two more tabletops because I'm thinking that painting on coffee tables is my next addiction.  It was almost hot outside!  It's January 26th!  Crazy.  My two stark white primed table tops are lovely, but hardly worth calling a painting for this challenge.  Tonight I did some more layering on a giant canvas as well as added some tree branches to my painting from the 9th and 24th days.  I like sections of the giant canvas that got painted tonight so that is what I am using as my painting of the day.

Here's painting 26/30:
Who knows what it will end up looking like - I like it the way it is now.  I don't know if I am brave enough to cut up a 4 foot by 5 foot canvas to weave it back together...  but it is a fun thought.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Day 26 of 30! Painted furniture is painting... right?

Two years ago I painted an aluminum butterfly sculpture/statue for the local Rotary Club's auction to raise funds for Art Education in Colorado Springs.  The butterfly was clear coated by Status Symbol Auto Body shop as the final step in production.  I loved what the automotive quality paint/enamel finish did to the butterfly, it made the paint just shine and sparkle and it gave it a depth that I liked.  Here's a shot of the butterfly while I was painting it.  It is big and I was impressed to see 20 of these big butterflies in the spray booth at the auto body shop, it was really a pretty sight.  Anyway, the butterfly project and the clear coat finish has been on my mind since then.

So on day 9 of this challenge I finished painting the top of an IKEA Lack coffee table, here's the painted table top:

Today, I picked up my tabletop from Status Symbol Auto Body Shop complete with automotive clear coat finish.  It was 65 degrees outside so I got to ride my bike and have my husband meet me there in the car to pick it up (followed by a lunch date for Pho).  I put the legs on it tonight and am calling it my painting of the day!

Ipad photos at night of a shiny surface are not my speciality, but I love this table!  The clear coat will make it hardy, they actually bake it on at the shop.  The legs just screw on/off and the top is lightweight so I could put a wire on it and hang it from the wall, a nice thick piece of art, no frame needed. I'm still having fun with this challenge!