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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Day 30 - 30 Paintings - 30 Days

Song of the Canyon

Today's focus:   Having fun on Day 30!

Today marks the end of the 30 Day - 30 Painting Challenge.  I purposefully used these last 30 days to solely explore a new medium - that of alcohol inks on a yupo substrate.   I was totally intrigued by the bold clarity of the colors and the free flowing nature of the ink.  For me, it combines the most pleasing aspects of two mediums I often work in - watercolors and liquid acrylics.  

What I most loved about the inks is that they have a mind of their own because of their free-flowing nature.  The ink demands that one not become attached to anything in the painting while it is in progress, because it may alter itself in a flash.  That provided a huge sense of freedom for me because I knew if I weren't crazy about any particular part, I could very easily spray it and then create an under-painting that would morph into something completely different -  often very beautiful - and ALWAYS unexpected.

The inks suit me extremely well because they:


*  provide very bold, clear colors which mix directly on the page
* dry VERY fast (I paint quickly so I love that)
*  lend themselves to total revision at any moment, causing me to never get discouraged 

In summary, I had a great time with the inks and plan to continue using them and pushing them to their limit.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW MY DAILY PAINTINGS SINCE I WILL CONTINUE INTO OCTOBER AND BEYOND!

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Part of  Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge:

Day 30!
Song of the Canyon5 X 7 Mixed Ink Media

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Day 29 - 30 Paintings - 30 days

Sunset Inspiration

Today's focus:   The Colors of Sunset

I was inspired by the beautiful sunset from the plane over Dallas as we headed home last night. 

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Day 29

Sunset Inspiration

5 X 7 Mixed Ink Media

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Day 28 - 30 Paintings - 30 Days

Canyon Wall


Today's focus:    Color and Shapes

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Day 28
Draped Canyon Wall
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Day 27 - 30 Paintings - 30 Days

Today's focus:   Design Aspects - Angles and Organic Shapes 

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Day 27
 Inner Cave
5 X 7 Mixed Ink Media

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Day 26 - 30 Paintings - 30 Days

Today's focus:    New Colors, Simplified Design

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Day 26
Quan Yin 26
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Day 25 - 30 Paintings - 30 Days

Today's focus:    Landscape

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Day 25
Landscape 25
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Day 24 - 30 Paintings - 30 Days


Today's Focus:  Color and Shapes

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Day 24
Canyon 24
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Day 23 - 30 Paintings - 30 Days


Today's Focus:  Different Technique for a New Look

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Day 23
Quarry 
5 X 7 Mixed Ink Media

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Day 22 - 30 Paintings - 30 Days

Floral Hint

Today's Focus:  New complementary colors


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Day 22
5 X 7 Mixed Ink Media

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Day 21 - 30 Paintings - 30 Days

Red Skies at Night - Sailor's Delight

  Today's focus:   The Beauty of Abstraction - Which side up? 
         

 I toyed with using the blue as the sky, however, the design seemed to be stronger with the red on top as the sky.  It was a fun dilemma because it conceivably works either way.


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Day 21

Red Skies at Night

5 X 7 Mixed Ink Media

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Day 20 - 30 Paintings - 30 Days

The Sentinels

Today's focus:    Color Imagery

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Day 20

The Sentinels

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Day 19 - 30 Paintings - 30 Days

Arctic Lights Landscape

Today's focus:    Total Reworking

This painting began as something totally different - different composition, color placement, even the orientation was vertical.  Upon looking at it several hours later, it just didn't feel right - and the total re-work began.  I like this evolution much, much more than the first version.  

It serves to remind me that with this very fluid and spontaneous ink medium - something vastly different and much more pleasant can always appear at any moment if it is given the room and time to evolve! Never lose the notion that total transformation is possible!!!

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Day 19
Arctic Lights Landscape
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Day 18 - 30 Paintings - 30 Days

Today's focus:    Color Impact

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Day 18
Red Rock Mesa
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Day 17 - 30 Paintings - 30 Days

Today's focus:    Testing the limits

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Day 17
Canyon Wall with Water
5 X 7 Mixed Ink Media

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Day 16 - 30 Paintings - 30 Days

The Primaries that need no Vote

Today's focus:    Total simplicity in color and design

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Day 16
5 X 7 Mixed Ink Media


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