Friday, July 29, 2011

Tiny Treasure No. 21, Paper Airplane

Next week I have a show in downtown Raleigh and I am so excited. I am handing my painting over tomorrow, and I'm not sure if it will be this one or Tiny Treasure No. 20. I like them both, and as my boys pointed out, No. 20 is a more calming painting, but I like the dynamic nature of this painting. The under painting created this pattern that I used as an abstract shape and they evoke a landscape. I love the colors in the top and the way they blend and also the shape of the paper airplane. I would love to hear what you think about which Tiny Treasure should go in the show!!!

Tiny Treasure No. 20, Origami Boat

 Whew! So I have been working on quite a few pieces. A couple that aren't finished yet, and the finish of the Tiny Treasures series. This is No. 20 from that series. No. 21 will be posted in a few minutes. I have been working on my techniques and incorporating my under painting into my painting more and I am really happy about the effect. I have really enjoyed the Tiny Treasures series, but in particular have really loved the origami pieces. I am considering a few different themes for the next series, and one is possibly doing an entire series of origami paintings. Not sure. I am also very intrigued by clouds lately and would like to do a series that feature them. I would love to hear what you think!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Tiny Treasure No. 19, Moth

Tiny Treasure No. 19 has actually been ready to post for a little while, but who can keep track of days during the summer? For all those following along, camping was awesome, but we brought so much stuff with us that I couldn't fit my easel in the car... really! So, I had to be content with taking lots of photos and hopefully one of those will be inspiration for a future painting. I am preparing for an art show with my group from VAE (Visual Art Exchange), Living Your Art. I am really excited but trying to narrow down which piece I will be showing. So, a lot of work is going on here that you will see in the next few weeks, but not right away. Never fear, I will post something else soon. On to Tiny Treasure No. 20!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tiny Treasure No. 19, Moth (work in progress)

 Today's tiny treasure is courtesy of my sons who found this beauty and saved it for me (thanks boys!) I have wanted something similar (like a butterfly or bee) for a while, so I am really psyched to paint him. Unfortunately the summer schedule as predicted is wreaking havoc with my painting production, and I have also decided that although this started as a 365 day project, I am not going to rush any painting for the sake of the blog. So, I still have some work to do on this painting, hopefully a few more hours. I am camping for a few days, so this painting won't get worked on until I get back, but possibly I will get a painting in on our trip (hmmm... hopefully!!) My next series will start soon and I think it will be titled Home. I can't wait to create pieces in the series based on this theme. I am also working on taking some of my favorite pieces from the series that I have worked on so far, and create larger or different pieces to explore the themes a little deeper. I'll post the next painting I finish soon. Will it be this Tiny Treasure or a plein air??? Guess you'll have to wait to find out!!

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