Sunday, September 15, 2013

RUBY'S YELLOW BARN - 5.5 x 5.5. watercolor


RUBY'S YELLOW BARN - 5.5 x 5.5 watercolor

Day 16
of
30 Paintings in 30 Days

This fall, I've taken to going on little sketching day trips with a good friend of mine.  
This is from a sketching day at the old homestead and yellow horse barn that belonged 
to Rolland Ruby.  It was built in 1860, but now Ruby is gone and there is talk that the 
old barn and homestead will be torn down.  Thought I'd better sketch/paint the barn while it was still around!

RUBY'S YELLOW BARN
5 1/2  x  5 1/2 inch watercolor
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SANDBRIDGE BEACH UMBRELLAS - 5 X 5 INCH WATERCOLOR



Day 15
of
30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS

AT THE BEACH
5 x 5 inch watercolor
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We made it!  We arrived in Sandbridge yesterday afternoon and it is glorious!  We have a perfect day on tap - hardly any wind, a high of 78 degrees, and just a few little puffy clouds at the horizon.  I can't wait to see what photos I'll be able to take.  I'm looking for lots of shots of people at the beach, mainly children, so I can build up a little library of "people photos" to use in future paintings.

Yesterday was a little blustery (as you can hear in the video) but today is calm and bright.


Now, it's off to the beach.  Two days all to ourselves before my workshop begins - which will be a whole different kind of fun!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

CORN ROAST - 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch watercolor

CORN ROAST - 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch watercolor

DAY 14 of the 30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS CHALLENGE 

                        "CORN ROAST"
            3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch watercolor

Painting from the hotel again - this time in Williamsburg, Virginia as we prepare for the final leg of our journey to Sandbridge Beach.  This is done from a photo I took at the Cedarburg Corn Roast - an end of summer tradition In this small and charming Wisconsin town.  Known for its festivals and winery, the corn roast occurs right before the Annual Strawberry Festival - an event where artists, music, and strawberries abound and the streets are filled with color and people.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

ICELANDIC BLUE POPPIES - 30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS CHALLENGE

DAY 13 OF 30:

After a day on the road, were are all checked in for the night.  My oil paints and brushes are packed up tight for the workshop, but I got out my watercolors to see if I could still do something for the 30 in 30 challenge for tomorrow.  So here's a little watercolor of my favorite poppy - "Icelandic Blue" - approximately 5 x 7 inches. 


                    "ICELANDIC BLUE"
                               5 x 7
                          watercolor


A DOZEN DOWN - 18 TO GO!

Here they are - the first 12 paintings I have posted for Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 Challenge.  It truly has been a little overwhelming to try to finish one a day.  One thing I have found true - the more I paint, the more I WANT to paint.  Thanks for checking them out!

 Most of these can be found in my Etsy shop here:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/gillyflowercottage

Monday, September 9, 2013

LAZY DAY - 6 x 6 oil on gessobord panel


LAZY DAY - 6 x 6 INCH OIL ON GESSOBORD PANEL

Day 9 
of 
30 Paintings in 30 Days

Today I went out to a nearby yacht club to sketch with a friend.  It may be September, but we've been having some very lazy, summer-like days in Wisconsin - perfect for sitting by the water and drawing.  So that was the inspiration for today's painting.  This was done entirely with palette knives in preparation for a palette knife workshop I'll be attending next week.  The workshop is being taught by Leslie Saeta, the brainstorm behind the 30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS CHALLENGE.  I can't wait to learn more about her technique.
LAZY DAY
6 x 6 inch Oil on Gessobord Panel

Purchase information here.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

ORANGE DREAM - 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas

Day 8
of 
30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS

I decided to stick with another chair for today's painting, inspired by one of the great chairs at Anthropologie.  Love that place - especially their furniture!  I entitled this one Orange Dream because it reminds me of the Dreamsicles I enjoyed as a child.  I was given 5¢ allowance every day as a little girl and that was just enough to get a Dreamsicle at Ray's, the tiny little grocery store on the corner.

ORANGE DREAM
8 x 10 inch oil on canvas

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Friday, September 6, 2013

DAY 6 OF 30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS CHALLENGE

PLEASE CHECK MY ART BLOG TO SEE MORE ABOUT TODAY'S PAINTING FOR THE 
30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS CHALLENGE SPONSORED BY
LESLIE SAETA.

PINK VELVET
8" X 8" ON GESSOBORD PANEL


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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

DAY 4 OF 30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS CHALLENGE

The 4TH day of the
30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS CHALLENGE 
is posted on my ART BLOG HERE

One more day of Cezanne - then on to a new theme.

Thanks for checking in!

-Nan

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

DAY 3 OF 30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS CHALLENGE

The 3rd day of the
30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS CHALLENGE 
is posted on my ART BLOG HERE.  The first 5 days are painted in 
the style of Cezanne - 2 more to go and then on to another theme.
Day 3

                                       
  Day 2

                                       
Day 1


Monday, September 2, 2013

DAY 2 OF THE 30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS CHALLENGE


It's September and that means a solid month of everyday painting for me.  I'll be adding a new painting to my painting blog every day for the next 30 days as a participant in 
California artist, Leslie Saeta's, "30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge". 

 Just add your email address to the bar in the top right corner of my art blog HERE and you'll receive email notifications for every new post.  So, check it out.  I'll need all the encouragement I can get!

Click here to head to my art blog and view Day 2 of 30 in 30!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS CHALLENGE BEGINS

It's here!

It's September 1st and that means a solid month of everyday painting for me.  I'll be adding a new painting to my painting blog every day for the next 30 days as a participant in 
California artist, Leslie Saeta's, "30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge". 

 Just add your email address to the bar in the top right corner of my art blog HERE and you'll receive email notifications for every new post.  So, check it out.  I'll need all the encouragement I can get!



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