Still keeping up with the challenge having completed 11 paintings in 11 days. I am having so much fun with all of these. Mussel shells and corvids are some of my long time favourite things to paint. I think I may have a few more ravens in my system. Thinking I am going to venture into watercolours this coming week.
Day 6 - Fundy Blues I
It almost always comes back to mussel shells for me. I have previously painted them as poured watercolours in a full sheet format. Three different versions. And honestly, there were three of my all time favourite poured painting. And I have painted them as large acrylics. So now in oil. I am thinking there will be a rather large oil in my future as well.
Day 7 - Fundy Blues II
Mussels officially became a series. I love all the variations of the colours and frankly, they literally are a taste of home. The shape is organic so they are forgiving. Gotta love that!
Day 8 - Fundy Blues III
Funny how we can change our minds. I now think three may be enough in this series. I really see this becoming a huge oil painting.
Day 9 - Front and Center
Well, I fell a day behind on Friday. We had plans in the evening but I knew I could get caught up this weekend. Really enjoying this series - fun and strong birds. Intriguing intelligence. Love them
The wet paint captures more light than there is on the painting but it is close.
Day 10 - Check that out
And with this fella, I am caught up! His curiosity is certainly showing, head swung over his shoulder. What do you suppose he sees?
Day 11 - Lunch on the Bar
I have to admit, I am finding the challenge challenging! It is all about oil paint. Normally I work on a piece over a week or two. Taking time to allow the paint to dry a bit between sessions. This allows for glazing and layering the paint without risk of making mud!
When I started the challenge I promised myself that I will not go back into a painting. When it’s done it’s done right? Nope, not this time. I think I want to add darker watery tones after a few days drying.