Day 17 of Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 day challenge and I am almost finished with painting 7! Yes I could have worked smaller but I just wanted to see how many large and medium size paintings I could get going on. SWELLS reminds me of the glass waves that come a day or two after hurricanes including the last Hurricane Florence. The calm glassy waters after a storm is a metaphor for the calm after the storm!
Greetings Creative Friends,
As the weather finally begins to get cooler and the season becomes busier,
self-care becomes a necessity to balance out the activities of the season.
Here are some healthy creative prompts in easily managed time slots for busy people
Altered Altoids Tins treasure Boxes/Alters
with Self-Care Cards Workshop
Sunday December 2nd, 2018
Time: 12-3 pm
Place: Casa Montessori School
217 North Stone Street
DeLand, Fl 32720
Class minimum 4
For this Workshop
Email Laura Bohn to reserve your spot! firstname.lastname@example.org
Details and payment deadline will be emailed to you when minimum participants has been met.
If January is a better option for students, let me know and I will decide which month is better for the workshop.
Taking photos on your phone of nature can be a therapeutic and creative use of the phone.
The above photo was a photo I took while kayaking on Lake Disston. I then used a filter on my phone to age it and added a Robert Frost quote.
The last Spirit Doll Workshop for 2018 was a wonderful workshop! (Stay tuned for one in 2019)
The participants made so many amazing personalized figures! To view photos check out
my artist's page on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/lauraknapikbohn/
So, this is number 5 and 6 for the 30 paintings in 30 Day challenge. Day 17 and I am on painting 7! Yes ten behind but alas, these art two large paintings I began for Day 16 challenge. I won't be finishing these just yet...so untitled and unfinished while I move on to painting 8 tonight after work!
These two paintings are created by following lines and mark making intuitively, working abstractly. I can't wait to see how these turn out when I have more time to work on them.
Please feel free to comment!
Day 15 of the Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days ( September challenge) and I am on......wait for it...........
Painting 5! Yikes this is the fourth painting I have done for the challenge.
For THE WATCH, I began painting with a brush since I was feeling burnt out on painting with the trowel knife. I loved painting the first few paintings with a trowel tool but then I needed to switch it up a bit.
So I started this painting with huge brush-strokes and in the lines I saw what looked like an anhinga start to form. intuitively. I followed what I saw by outlining it a bit and decided that the anhinga was worthy of painting.
The anhinga can not fly until her wings are dry so she must exercise quite a bit of patience.
This anhinga is on the watch possibly with wings that have just dried and now she is ready to fly. Or perhaps she is getting ready for a swim.
This bird is an astute swimmer and swimming is one of my favorite past times when it is hot out. I can relate to the traits of this bird so the patient, flying, and swimming bird is a metaphor for a lesson in patience and recognition of the wonderful traits of this bird.
Well, with my classes and life getting in the way, I only have 3 paintings so far! Can I blame it on my puppy?
Instead of starting my fourth painting the other day, I kept working on this 3rd one. I know the Leslie Saeta 30 day 30 paintings challenge explains you don't have to finish each painting but I got carried away trying to figure out what I like and don't like about the above painting.
It is not finished but I am finally stopping for now and moving on to my fourth!
It is day 14 and can't imagine making it but still trying! So here I go!
I am taking Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge for the month of September.
It is day 10, and I only have two paintings!
Alas, I am only beginning my 3rd painting today before I teach classes. I don't think I will make the challenge but I have already almost finished two more than usual! So, that is the purpose of the challenge! As a professional artist, art teacher, and art therapist, sometimes I do not paint as much as I should because of other work,
but when you squeeze in some more time for yourself it is amazing what you can accomplish.
I am creating a series of trowel knife paintings for this challenge. More to come. Check out the other trowel knife paintings here
Have you ever taken a challenge and then forgot about it when it started?
Well, I am late on this challenge as reminded by the podcast Artists Helping Artists.
I am still going to take Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge to see how many paintings I can do for the rest of September.
I started this painting ahead of time in August but kept working on it Labor Day weekend. this trowel knife painting of the inspired ocean and I did not start out with waves in the water but a little of the white paint looked like a wave so I kept going with waves and then a shoreline.
I have a few of these ocean trowel knife paintings so am continuing these in a series.
Busy from teaching art classes, workshops and working as an art therapist, this challenge is what I need.
I am a professional artist who has sold artwork online, art shows, and galleries, but honestly don't have enough time to paint at present.
So I love this challenge!
1. EBB AND FLOW
Artist musings about paintings