Saturday, February 2, 2013

Day 29- 30 Paintings in 30 Days!

"One of a Kind"
I'm interested in everyone's reaction to this painting.  I think this may be my favorite of all 30!  (It's either this one, or Day 19, "Girl with a Secret" or Day 16, "Sassy Girl". Maybe it's because I really enjoy the friendship of Carolyn, who approved me doing this painting of her.  I love the way she's peering over the top of her glasses.  Carolyn was one of the first people who I met when I taught in Springfield, Illinois last year.  What a great community; Carolyn and her husband showed me around and hosted my husband and me one night at a local restaurant.  I named this "one of a kind", because we artists definitely dance to our own drummer, and I kind of feel sorry for all those who aren't artists, don't you?  Carolyn has a real zest for life, and enjoys every minute of painting.  And I think she just might crunch in as much fun into one day as I do!!!  We artists have the luxury of seeing any object as beautiful, even when someone else might just walk right by it, OR even call it junk.  I like that I have influenced my husband to be more aware of things, due to seeing things through my eyes.  I love it when we are out for a hike, and he will be the one to mention the color of the sky or pick up a simple little flower and admire it for it's simple beauty.  Anyway, this painting is pure watercolor, so I might enter it in the Transparent Watercolor Show next year.  How cool would that be if this would get accepted?  This painting is 10" x 10" image.


  1. I love this! I'm not drawn (usually) to pure abstracts but I do like a bit of abstractness mixed in with some realism. Is there a term for that? I don't know, but I like this a lot. It gives the feeling of a very vivacious personality.

  2. Hi Karen, Congratulations on day 39! I do like your mix of figure and geometry. Its sort of like a transparent double exposure. I find it fascinating how you combined previous studies. I think this one is particularly good, though I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite!

  3. Karen, I like this one, like her looking over her glasses. My favorites are: A Real Cowboy; Hot to Trot ; A Mother's Love ; Big Shoes to Fill. Thinking that I like the bigger shapes with the contrasted smaller shapes. Also the attitudes of these. The Real Cow may be favorite…… I like the turquois next to red, the elongated figure, the bit of curved line repletion, white printed and white fence. This has been a good month for you.



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