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.