Monday, September 28, 2015

"Fifteen in Fifteen" Gin Martini

"Fifteen in Fifteen"  acrylic on paper  7.5" x 5.5"
Yes, I made this with gin for Leigh, it was Sunday after all. Mmmm, it does have a different flavor.

Not sure if you can tell, but this is another "warm" painting, or pigments that lean toward red.

I may not get all 30 paintings finished in the allotted 30 days, but I am having fun that's for sure!

Have a great day!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Cool and Warm Martini's

"Cool Martini"  acrylic on paper  7.5" x 5.5" (I think)
"A Warm Time of Day"  acrylic on paper  7.5" x 5.5" (I think)
The "Cool Martini" painting was done with hansa yellow, alizarin crimson, phthalo blue  and white.

The second painting I used cad yellow medium, cad red medium, ultramarine blue and white.

It was my little exercise today to remind me what I can do with a limited palette and the feeling I can portray with just a few colors! 

Fun, fun, fun. I'm counting these as numbers 13 and Fourteen.

"Always remember to smile."


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Two More Martini Paintings

"Magical Eleven"  16" by 8", mixed media on canvas -SOLD
"Crazy Martini"  13" by 7", mixed media on yupo paper
A couple of crazy martini paintings here. The bottom painting is on "yupo paper", a plastic surface. My artist buddy Martha Vaught gave a piece of this to me to try and I pushed it pretty hard. I did manage to cause a chunk of paper to rip away, but I just painted back over it!
Detail: Where I ripped a chunk out by accident... oops...
Have a great day!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Time Seems to be FLYING!

"Number Nine"  mixed media  9" by 8" SOLD!
"Too Much"   mixed media  9" by 8"
Wow, here we are it's Friday again. I love Fridays, do you?
Paintings number 9 and 10, that makes me one third of the way to 30. Can she do it, can she do it.....

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

I know, I know, today is the 12th day, but...

"Martini Night"  mixed media on paper  9" by 8"  
"Limitless Martini"  mixed media on paper  9" by 8"
Here are numbers 7 and 8...
And ... ummmm, I have 9 and 10 finished but I didn't get them photographed. I'll definitely update you later next week!

Is it a full moon? Nope.... it's a new moon! On to new paintings!


Friday, September 11, 2015

Number 6 - As Myra would say.....

"Put Some Liquor In It"   mixed media on paper   9" by 8"
Yes, as Myra told me earlier, "Put Some Liquor In It"!

I want to thank Myra, Martine and Jarrod for stopping by with your comments. They really are helpful and keep me on task. Who knew?

Today driving to the studio I was wondering to myself, "What are some of the reasons people drink?" Then I saw a poor kitty that had been hit by a car and thought... that could make someone want to drink, loosing their kitty... but then people drink to celebrate things too, like having a new grand baby... right?

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Number Five, on Day Ten

"A Blue One"   mixed media on paper   9" by 8"
This is martini painting number 5. It's on a thin paper so it's a little wrinkly. I plan on mounting this to a better support, I'm hoping it will flatten out nicely because I have five more on the same material.

Have a great day!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Two - Three - Four

"Four - Martini"   mixed media on paper
It's Friday, day four and I have an update for you all.

"Three - Martini"  mixed media on paper
I forgot to measure numbers three and four but I think they are 11" by 7.5".
Had fun with these... and then... I added liquor to martini number two, just for you Myra!

"A Good Start"  mixed on canvas  3" by 2"
And last but not least, a sneak preview of the next six martini's....    : )

5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10    Order to be determined...
Have a great Labor Day Weekend!


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

2 - A Good Start...

"A Good Start"  Mixed on canvas   3" by 2"
Day two. It is a martini, it is a painting... at least it's a start. I'm just ramping up, that's all.   : )


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Just as promised.... 1- "Getting Started"

"Getting Started"  Acrylic on canvas 16" by 8" -Sold
This is my first ambitious painting for the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.
It's not perfect, but it is perfectly, imperfect ... as I expect most of these will be!

Hope to post again tomorrow!