Day 30 ~ Behind the Glass

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8″ x 8″ oil on canvas

I took a photo of this cute little guy when we were at our favorite Guthrie coffee shop Hoboken. Don’t look too close, but I just noticed a lion face on the hood of his sweatshirt. I’ll have to change that… ๐Ÿ™‚

This is the last day of the challenge and honestly I can’t believe I made it. I don’t want to whine on here, but just to say I went through several days of excruciating middle back pain. My shoulder has been hurting intensely where it was hit by a car years ago… to the point where I had to hold my arm up to paint at times. My husband has had a terrible tooth abscess, my daughter has been sick for a week with chills, fever and headaches… It has been a difficult month. On the brighter side we are all recovering and feeling a whole lot better. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Day 4 ~ Be Still and Know

Be Still and Know ยฉ2017 Karin Naylor copy

8″ x 10″ oil on canvas

This is really a self portrait… I slipped on a black skirt and my barn boots one day, because my daughter offered to take some pictures of the shawlย  I had just finished knitting. Love the way this picture turned out so I stored it away to paint it someday. First self portrait I’ve ever done.

I thought the painting had an contemplative feel to it. When the song “Be Still and Know” came on my Pandora station, I knew that was the title for it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cushion Bushing

Have any of you heard of a cushion bush? When I saw a photo my daughters brought back from their trip to Australia, I couldn’t resist trying to paint it. She told me that you could actually sit in these bushes and relax, and that they are really comfortable. ๐Ÿ™‚

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12″ x 12″ oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Leucophyta brownii (also known as Cushion Bush).

Leucophyta brownii is a small, rounded shrub with tangled tomentose branchlets that give it a silvery appearance. It commonly occurs on the exposed faces of cliffs and dunes on the south coast of Australia. Although it can grow up to 1 metre high, it is more usually 0.2 to 0.7 metres high. It produces flowers during summer (December to February in Australia). These are white – yellow globular heads and about 1ย cm in diameter. ~ Wikipedia

Day 17 ~ Water Skiing at Chelan

I’ve been thinking a lot about my amazing daughter-in-law who is having troubles with her back at the moment. Earlier this summer she posted a picture on Instagram of herself water skiing. I thought it would be fun to try painting it sometime, so I saved it in my collection of things that inspire me. I had so much fun trying to paint this water…

 

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6″ x 6″ oil on gessoed panel

Day 16 ~ It’s Raining

It is raining here today… and I am way out of my comfort zone with this painting. But I’ve wanted to try working loosely with a pallet knife and try a rainy scene in town for a long time. I don’t feel finished with this… and I so don’t know what I’m doing, but I’m posting it as it is…

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