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
Transformative Painted Collage Portraits Workshop
February 24th, 1-4 pm. Harris House
in New Smyrna Beach.
click link below for address, details,
Transform your own printed image
into a meaningful painted collage portrait!
Greetings Fellow Creatives!
Join me in transforming a printed image of a hero, archetype, yourself,
a figure, or any printed face or figure you find appealing into a
painted portrait collage!
Honor yourself, a loved one, or chose an archetype as a central figure
to collage on board. Create personal meaning around this character
with words, poems, or other written memorabilia to honor the image. Need an ally, or to face the dragon? You may also create an
imaginary character and use it as metaphor to help chronicle or
release your story.
Please bring the following!
Bring a portrait or figurative magazine image that resonates with you
in a symbolic way or bring a photocopy of yourself or loved one.
Also, any inspiring poems, words, images, fabrics, and other papers
that can be collaged into the artwork around this character.
No experience necessary.
To Register click here http://atlanticcenterforthearts.org
Or for any questions email
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