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. 🙂
Just joking about the title… 🙂 I’m so tired and brain numb that I asked my daughter what I should call this painting and she said I should paint a goldfish in the bowl…
18″ x 24″ oil on panel
I don’t know why I start such a big project on a daily painting challenge… but I’m not quite finished with this one… No goldfish though… 🙂
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…
4″ x 4″ oil on mini black canvas
16″ x 20″ oil on canvas
I’ve been doing a little experimenting lately with brushes and palette knives and trying to swipe a little with the knife to get a looser feel. I have to admit I’m not very brave doing it, but it’s fun to try something new.
I wrote a little more about this painting and the vase on my website blog, in case you are interested, or haven’t seen it yet. 🙂 knaylorpaintings.com
My chef daughter bought some fresh figs the other day, and I thought I’d try to paint them in a ceramic bowl that my potter daughter made. It turned out to be difficult and I’m exceptionally tired today, so maybe I can work on it tomorrow, or maybe I’ll wake up in the morning and things will look a whole lot better… we’ll see. 🙂
6″ x 6″ oil on canvas
My revised version…