30 Paintings in 30 Days Week 4

This week proved to be more time consuming than last week.  This weeks paintings have taken more time than I expected.  It is that detail orientation thing I have.  As a result I have only completed six.  I know I could still catch up... but I do not to put too much pressure on myself right now.  Attempting 30 paintings in 30 days is enough of a stretch... This has been a good week for selling as well.  Quite a number of these little paintings have made journeys to new homes or will be soon - this is fun and rewarding.  If you would like more information or see how you too can own one of these little paintings, you can view the collection by clicking HERE .

Day 19

"Eenie Meanie" is an 8x10 acrylic on canvas.  This was interesting to work on as I had to figure out how to handle the mussels under the water.

Eenie Meanie by Helen ShidelerDay 20

"Good Mourning"  a 6"x6" acrylic of a mourning dove outside my kitchen window.

Good Mourning by Helen ShidelerDay 21

"Changing Weather" I love this location in St. Andrews, New Brunswick.  The weather is constantly changing and every where you look is a potential for a painting.  This is a 10"x8" acrylic on Gessobord.  I thought i was all out but happily I found this board in hiding!

Changing Weather by Helen ShidelerDay 22

"Pond of Dreams"  I have always wanted to paint this little visitor to our backyard pond.  This painting makes me happy, and it is SOLD.

Pond of Dreams by Helen ShidelerDay 24

"Last Stand" was painted from reference photos I took a number of years ago in the Irving Nature Park on one very grey day. I would always take a break here to ponder this tree.  I liked the sense of isolation without it being grim.  It was once tall and proud looking out to sea!  I had to resist the urge to add in a crow - looks like a place a crow should roost. You may have noticed that there is no Day 23 painting. This one took too long to complete in one session.  Heres the blip.

Last Stand by Helen ShidelerDay 25

"Waddling Wanderers" was pure joy to paint!  These two happy geese look as though they are engrossed in conversation.  Maybe they are talking about the challenges of moulting as one of these is either in the middle of a moult - or has been in a heck of a fight.  I go for the moult.

Wandering Waddlers by Helen Shideler