Here we go… my daughter and I challenging each other to be creative for 30 days in September. I’m painting and she’s making pottery.
It has been almost 9 months since I finished a painting. This massive insanity all around us has really affected my inspiration for art. Every time I think of painting something beautiful, something terrible happens and then I feel guilty. Sadness is everywhere, lies are everywhere, conflict is everywhere… I was so upset about the canceling of free speech on Instagram that I quit. I can’t support that.
But I’m still here on WordPress and I am setting up a new website, hopefully on FASO, so this is a kind of new start for me. My pottery daughter always encourages me to keep painting, because the world needs good things. So here we go… 🙂
I’m starting this challenge by finishing the painting I began last December. I will try to post daily this month. Thanks for following along. 🙂
How many of you have been to Trader Joe’s? How many of you love Trader Joe’s flowers? This next painting is of a bouquet of flowers from Trader Joe’s… The vase belongs to my daughter Sage who absolutely loves the store and most likely bought the flowers for me. The vase and flowers combined make up the subject of this large floral painting.
There are already leaves turning color and falling off the trees and I harvested three pumpkins from my garden. This is what inspired this little fall mini today, plus sunflowers from the Farmer’s Market…
This is my first painting for 30 Paintings in 30 Days in September 2016 ~ a large Aloe Vera plant that grows in a pot on a railroad tie on my patio. It is surrounded by vines of sweet autumn clematis that I thought would be nice to include in the painting, but it would take too much time…Instead I used 3 new paint colors Cobalt Teal to fill in the background, Indian Red on the shadows of the pot and Viridian green. This strange plant looks like it is practically falling out of the pot, but it seems to be well rooted and still growing after many years…