My drawing and painting life
New theme for March: Dreams and Daisies
I’ve been thinking about a new theme for the new month and at first I had a hard time. Not because I can’t think of themes. There’s still a few nice ones on my list. But as it is right now – I’m taking several classes and it doesn’t seem to fit one theme – I want to be able to do all that and share when I like.
For one thing, I am still in Jane Davenports Wonderland class and want to work on that next month when it calls me. I also recently enrolled for Diane Culhane class about trees – which ran last week. I still have a painting or two to finish. Like the one below…
After two months of doing a lot of watercolor, I moved to using acrylic paint again! And not just for the trees….
For quite a while I’ve had this dream of painting really large canvases. And I will! I enrolled in a class that is about just that: “Big Bold Bloom Wild Painting” with Lynn Whipple. It started soon after Dianes class ; a bit too soon for my liking, but since I really wanted to paint big, I joined anyway. I will be moving between flower and tree paintings probably. Apart from that I have a few other lessons to catch up on. So don’t make me stick to just flowers and trees. I could end up doing some doodling and master copy drawings and more.
Well, as far as time is concerned, it’s quite clear that something will have to wait, I won’t be able to do it all right now, all at once. But I really want to do the homework for the Bloom class and do whatever else calls me in between.
So in March I follow the lessons and I follow the dream:
And whatever may call me:
Some results of February
Here’s some results I had not shared before, like these mini collages and paintings of trees:
A collage of results of February
Numbers on February
I haven’t kept track from day to day what kind of pieces. I will try to add up quickly now. Some days I did watercolors in the morning, and painted trees at night. It looks like I made more pieces than there were days in the month:
That makes 43 finished pieces. Most of these 43 pieces were small. The maximum was slightly larger than A4 size: 21 x 29.7 cm; but most were a lot smaller. All except the two unfinished tree paintings (both 50x50cm) and the Bloom paintings. Next month I will probably not finish as many paintings when I proceed to do bigger paintings. I’m really looking forward to that.
Daily creating in March
Do I need to lay down any rules for March? Well, just do creative work every day for at least 30 minutes. If only to move one painting further. I also need to frame a few things from last month and will count it if it implies matte cutting for making passe partouts.
I’ll be happy if I finish at least 6 larger paintings; that is including the trees. But I hope to make more!
I may end up with dreams of daisies, elephants and geese and lots of other florals and animals too.
PS Painting big will get me through my paints real quickly. So I will probably be looking for new supplies soon. Lynn suggested we try using ‘house paint’. I should ask around if people have leftover paints in their sheds. 🙂
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