Day 18 ~ The Goldfish

Just joking about the title… πŸ™‚ 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…

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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… πŸ™‚

Sunflower Postcard Giveaway

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I loved painting these sunflowers from the Farmer’s market this past summer, and thought I would try a new type of card from Moo; they do my business cards. I love their work.

My goal is to do a “giveaway” every week in the month of November. This week’s giveaway is a set of three Sunflower postcards/notecards.Β  To enter just comment below. πŸ™‚

Melinda was the winner of the calendar last week. Entries come from this blog, my website blog and my Instagram account. πŸ™‚

Southwest Sunflowers

This is the first painting I’ve done since the 30 in 30 Challenge… Those beautiful sunflowers are still at the Farmer’s Market and of course, I had to buy some… Then I stopped at Hobby Lobby to pick up some canvases and saw this round glass vase for half price and just knew I had to try another sunflower painting…

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12″ x 12″ oil on black canvas

One thing I have realized about painting one painting a day and posting it, is that it doesn’t leave time toΒ  be picky about what you’ve painted. I honestly don’t know what to think about this painting. I was trying to do something new…

So, here it is…something new… πŸ™‚

Day 22 ~ Sunflowers in Green Glass

I wasn’t planning to do another sunflower painting this year, but my daughter left for a trip this morning and left me with a bouquet of sunflowers in a green glass vase… the vase is what caught my attention. Definitely was a challenge as I have been working on this all day and I still don’t know what to think about it. Any suggestions???

 

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8″ x 10″ oil on linen

I added the leaf because the space looked to empty. One thing I like about the leaf is that I did not intentionally set out to make it look folded over. I just noticed it now when I posted it. πŸ™‚

Day 12 ~ Finicky Flowers

Wow… I’m tired and the challenge isn’t even half way through. I’ve been working on a commission all this time, and I was hoping to finish it and post it today, but it didn’t get finished. Instead I took one of the mini paintings that I didn’t like and scraped it and painted something over it and scraped it again and that is why I’m naming these flowers finicky…or am I finicky…

 

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4″ x 4″ oil on mini canvas

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Summer’s End

This is the 3rd of my sunflower paintings for this summer… The petals were beginning to fall after days of painting my previous sunflowers…

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11″ xΒ  14″oil on linen canvas

I was excited to be using a linen canvas for the first time, and I loved it. I’m so thankful to be painting again, and I’m looking forward to posting here for the upcoming September 2016 30 Paintings in 30 Days…

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