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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Day 31: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Feb - March 2018

   Compilation of 30 Paintings in 30 Days, February - March, 2018

Thank you so much for joining me on this latest 30 in 30 journey!  Thanks for the support and comments from all "new friends" as well as  those "old friends" who have faithfully followed and offered the perfect words of support.  As always, thanks go to Leslie Saeta for providing the platform, especially in the midst of her own personal struggles this month.

Feel free to read additional comments below for a more in-depth commentary on this 30 in 30 experience.
As always, creating 30 paintings in 30 days allows for a massive learning experience that is often a bit of a roller coaster ride.  Some days are joyous - other days - not so much.

Over the past 30 days I intentionally focused on such things as:

  • mastering the design of a square space
  • working with white space
  • revisiting gold leaf
  • not over-working a piece - i.e. knowing when to stop
  • using various substrates - from unsized rag watercolor paper to cradled birch panels
  • refining my palette within a piece
  • mixing shades of the same color with its complement
  • etc., etc., etc.

Some things were intentional - but oftentimes I let the painting direct the process.  Frequently,  an intuitive approach is the most profound teacher!

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Thanks again,
Connie

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Day 30: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Feb - March 2018

Inside the Hive

I have worked with bees and bee products for many years.  The plight of the bees over the past several years - which has resulted in the dramatic demise of the bee population due to toxic chemicals - is alarming.  

My 30th painting in 30 days finale today represents my homage to the bees and the work that they do to serve humanity.  To me, the bees provide the proverbial light that allows us so much of the food we eat, as well as the plants and flowers we cherish.  I wanted to portray the sense of light that the bee community provides for us all.  Hopefully, I have achieved that in my painting 'Inside the Hive'.  

Check back tomorrow for a compilation of my 30 paintings over the past 30 days.


Enjoy!

Inside the Hive
18" x 24" x 1 1/2"
Acrylic, Mixed Media on Canvas


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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Day 29: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Feb - March 2018

Train-ing Diptych

I wanted to call this diptych "Leaving on a Jet-Train", or "Frank's Big Adventure" but both  seemed a little too long. 

The cradled wood panels are perfect for a diptych because of their rigidity and ease to  integrate together.  They are also relatively light and ship well.

This dual piece was very enjoyable to work on.  I love the warmth of the different reds and pinks in contrast with the teal and the definition of the black.  The sides of each piece are painted black, therefore the diptych does not need framing - and is ready to hang.

Enjoy!

Train-ing Diptych
12" x 21" x 3/4"
acrylic on cradled panels


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Day 28: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Feb. 2018

Train-ing

I feel the need to work with a warm palette in the cool days of winter in the desert.  I'm also enjoying working on cradled wood panels,
Enjoy!

Train-ing
9" X 12" x 3/4", 
acrylic on cradled wood panel

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Day 27: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Feb. 2018

Desert River

The colors of the desert express the dichotomy of desert and water.  

Enjoy!

Desert River
8" X 10" x 3/4" 
deep cradled wood panel

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Day 26: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Feb. 2018

Lil' Gecko

There is no Waldo here - just a little gecko named Frank.  Have you found him?

Enjoy!


Lil' Gecko
12" X 12" x 3/4" 
acrylic on cradled wood panel


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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Day 25: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Feb. 2018

Cellular Grid

I love exploring different areas and combinations of the color wheel.  I find it fascinating to create new shades, tones and textures.

Enjoy!

Cellular Grid
8" x 8" 3/4" acrylic mixed media 
on cradled wood panel 

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