Friday, January 3, 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days- Day 4

"Bird Brains"
Have you ever had "one of those days"?  Today was that day for me!  I started out the day, intending to paint not ONE, but TWO paintings, so I would be ahead of the challenge, so that when I babysit later in the week, that I could pull one out of a hat, so to speak.  Anyway, I knew what I wanted to do.  I had a PLAN.  Step one, CHECK!  Below is my sketch that I had done, using Tombow markers last year.  And I thought it would be fun to turn that into a painting. I realized that I didn't like the position of the two birds, so I changed that.
Sketch using Tombow Markers
So, I thought I would use pure watercolor for a change.  But, it had been awhile since I'd painted with ONLY watercolor, and I was definitely out of practice.  So, after 4 hours struggling, I finally looked at the painting, and realized that I needed more whites, so out came the acrylics.  Another hour later, I finally finished the painting, and decided to call it "Bird Brains", due to the fact that I felt like a bird brain myself today!  This is 11" x 11" image, and is available for $95.


  1. Immediately was drawn to this in 30 on 30.
    Love your changed composition and the cubist/collage quality.

  2. It turned out so well, it was worth the challenge!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Your design is so Fabulous,, wished I could steal some and make huge glass mosaics out of them.. but I promise I wouldn't do that. You got it going on again this year. might have to have one of your works because you just inspire me so much to turn Contemporary! Thanks for sharing.



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