Monday, March 7, 2011

#7 - 212

18" x 24" Oil on Canvas

Wow. It's March already. That means that I should have a total of 16 paintings done and posted by...yesterday. I'm now posting #7, so I'm 9 behind. I'm perfectly ok with this. Here's why. You know how many paintings I completed in 2010? Zero. So I'm way ahead of the game in some respects. I'm also working full time, being a single-mom to an active teenager AND training for a half-marathon. Am I giving up on the 100 paintings? Not a chance. I WILL complete them all. While I paint larger scale works for class, I will be working on a smaller scale at home. 8" x 8" and 6" x 6" size canvases and whatnot.

So above is my newest painting. Again, forgive me, I took this picture with my phone. I will replace it when I have a better picture so you can see the detail. I have to toot my own horn a little bit with this one. I love it. I mean I looooooove it. It was truly a work of love for me. I love the door, I love the fact that the door is crooked as all get-out. I love the red wall. I love how many reds it took to actually make up that wall. And I love that I was able to portray brick without actually painting each individual brick. Apparently, that's pretty tough to do, or so I'm told. I'm glad no one told me that before I started. This painting will be in the "Louisville Women's Club No-Jury Art Show" beginning on March 16.

I want to give a special thank you, you are the best, I want to shake your hand
shout-out to Aunt Owwee from Flickr. She is the person who snapped the fantastic picture of this amazing scene and then placed it on Flickr with enough rights freedom for people like me to use it as inspiration for adaptation. Here is the original photo. She had a lot of lovely pictures posted. Thanks Owwee!

Next up? Large scale - Another doorway. This one is one that I shot while at West Baden resort in Indiana. Small scale - I want to work on a few more roses. They were so much fun.

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