Friday, May 29, 2009

Day 13- Excuses, Excuses

Unlucky 13- tired- lazy- scared- All wonderful excuses for why I didnt do a painting today. I really wanted to begin on the Purple Hydrangea piece but for some reason I couldnt bring myself to do it. I guess I am still coming up with a plan of attack on how I want to begin and complete the piece. I need to have this done before June 13th. I better come up with my plan of attack soon and put it into action so I can have the painting done, dried, and framed by then. Progress will be made tomorrow.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Day 12- Purple Hydrangea WIP

Title: Purple Hydrangea WIP
Medium: White charcoal on Acrylic primed canvas
Size: 19.5x23.5
Inspiration: The beautiful hydrangeas the cover this island that are starting to bloom. This will end up being an oil painting that will be a gift for a friend. Right now I am in the initial sketch in stage.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Day 11- Hydrangea complete

Title: Hydrangea (Complete) Day 4
Medium: Watercolor
Size: 9x12
Inspiration: Finished. It is a bit busy. I think when I do this in oil I will just do the main flower and not the ones in the background.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Day 10- Hydrangea WIP Day 3

Title: Hydrangea (Work in Progress) Day 3
Medium: Watercolor
Size: 9x12
Inspiration: More progress. I feel like I am in the ugly stage and now it is time to bring it out of this stage.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Day 9- Hydrangea WIP Day2

Title: Hydrangea (Work in Progress) Day 2
Medium: Watercolor
Size: 9x12
Inspiration: More progress on yesterdays painting. I am really enjoying how this is coming along. The petals of the flower were/ are quite tedious.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Day 7& 8- Hydrangea Work In Progress

Day 8
Title: Hydrangea (Work in Progress)

Medium: Watercolor
Size: 9x12
Inspiration: I drove around the island in search of blooming hydrangeas to paint for a large scale painting. This is a study for that painting.
Day 7
I did not do a painting on Saturday as I was busy cleaning the house, going to the gym, going out to dinner with girlfriends, and then staying up until 2 am working on a 1,000 piece puzzle so I didnt have much time to do a painting.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Day 6- 34

Title: 34
Medium: Watercolor
Size: 9x12
Inspiration: I was browsing through my pictures looking for a bright sunset picture to do and I stumbled across this one. I though it would be kinda fun to do. I sill want to do a bright colored sunset.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Day 5- Self Portrait

Title: Self Portrait
Medium: Watercolor on smooth Bristol paper
Size: 9x12
Inspiration: A photo I took of myself they day I got my new bangs. It took me about 30 minutes from start to finish.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Day 4- Monster Mash

Title: Monster Mash
Medium: Watercolor, pen
Size: 9x12
Inspiration: The school district that I sub for publishes a collection of student work entitled Showcase and I was reading this during my lunch break and ran across a blow painting. I thought it would be fun to try. Above is the finished work and below is what it looked like before I added the monster faces.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Day 3- Harrods Gelato Sundae Angular

Title: Harrods Gelato Sundae Angular
Medium: Watercolor
Size: 9x12
Inspiration: Deconstructing the sundae I painted yesterday. I think I will an even more dramatic deconstruction tomorrow. I will probably take better pictures of all of these when they are dry and in the daylight.

I feel like for the first time in quite awhile I am beginning to feel really inspired. Ideas are catching me. School tends to suck the creativity out of me and I feel like I am starting to find it again. I am really glad I decided to begin doing a painting a day.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Day 2- Harrods Gelato Sundae

Title: Harrods Gelato Sundae
Medium: Watercolor
Size: 9x12
Inspiration: A sundae my best friend Kelly and I shared at Harrods in London. She is also doing a painting of this ice cream. I think I will end up doing it again in oil. It took me about 1 hour from beginning drawing to finished painting.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Day 1- Lotus and Koi

Title: Lotus and Koi
Medium: Watercolor, Salt
Size: 9x12
Inspiration: Miami Ink. A woman came in to get a tattoo of a lotus flower and told how the lotus blooms from the mud at the bottom of ponds. I began with putting color onto the paper and then sprinkling it with salt. This did not end up the way I was originally planning. I let the blended colors inspire me and I came up with this.


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