Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Phew!

Ta da—the Thirty-Paintings-in-Thirty-Days Challenge is over! Awesome experience, awesome accomplishment. Loved it.

But now—free time!

Or not.

Wha?

How can I feel so busy and overloaded when today is the first day in January that I haven't painted, posted, commented on a dozen or so blogs, and replied to multiple comments at my own blog?

Oh.

While I was painting, posting, commenting, and replying, evidently there were a number of other tasks I was neglecting.

Today: a few quick minutes in my studio. Grabbed a painting I completed in November 2015.


Turned it on end. Looked for shapes that might interest me. Sketched in some lines.



Did some quick stenciling, painted negative space with neutrals, inked in a few lines.

More soon.

work in progress

12 comments:

  1. I'm having trouble with this one. I see beautiful white birches in the top painting, but by the bottom they've been knocked over and partially covered -- almost looks like a mitten!

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    1. Love the mitten vision! No idea where my impulsive playing of today will lead me, but this little experiment is probably far from completed. It's fun to muck about from a place of not knowing—who knew?

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  2. Congrats for completing the challenge, Dotty!! :) I really like this new/old painting you're working on. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

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    1. Katie, thanks for stopping by and thanks for your comments. Completing the challenge was fun—crazy busy fun, but fun. I appreciate your enthusiasm for my new/old painting adventure. I can't wait to see what I do with it either! No idea yet …

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  3. All I can say is WOW!!! I really like the old one, and the new one shows extreme promise of being a gem!!!!

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    1. Carol, thanks so much—I do love the energy that comes with knowing that I have you and few others cheering me on. Painting from a place of not knowing (or maybe it's from a place of KNOWING I don't know) is pretty new for me, as is grabbing an old painting and turning it on end and putting new paint on it experimentally.

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  4. Congratulations with your 31 days! And I love the idea of turning upside down an old painting and giving it another life!

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    1. Thanks for your congrats! Thirty days are nothing to sneeze at!

      Thanks, too, for your enjoyment of my turned-on-end-paintover of an old painting. It was what was calling me to do yesterday, and now I'll see where I go next.

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  5. I LOVE the new banner, Dotty!
    And the negative space painting-wow I was surprised to scroll down and see what you did with that painting. VERY different and cool. Can't wait to watch the progress!

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    1. Thanks for noticing my new banner! It is my intention to change it at least monthly. Love your new one as well.

      Thanks for cheering me on with my VERY different approach on top of an old painting. I feel nourished by your support and enthusiasm, especially since, no matter where this painting goes, you've already "been there" at least once and understand that an outcome is nothing more and nothing less than … an outcome!

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  6. WOW Dotty, the courage you have! I love the trees, and there you go covering up another painting. Only to reveal this coolness. Looks like a modern high rise. Fun!

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    1. Sheila, so wonderful to have you back in the gallery taking in my art! Thanks for your vote of confidence for my courage! Love your modern-high-rise take on what emerged!

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