I hope y'all are well. It is so nice to come back here and see so many familiar faces and some wonderful new ones as well. I have been very busy and am continually working on my craft. I "paint to learn" and am learning a lot.
I don't know if y'all are interested, but i thought I'd share some of my Strada Challenge paintings so far this month. For those of you unfamiliar, Strada Easel hosts a worldwide challenge every September and January where artists around the world paint from life every day that month and we have to post and hashtag a certain way every day. It's very difficult. No photographs or imagination, it has to be a painting from life. I'm almost halfway there (tomorrow is the 15th and I'm SO glad there are only 30 days in September) :-)
Here are some of my paintings thus far, some are small 5x7 and others are as large as 16x12
A little 5x7 of some dead flowers in a vase:
They have themes for some ideas so on day 2, the theme was "light" so I painted the above little light bulb 5x7 hahahaha
then there was a "transparent" so I did a vase on 16x12
An idea of my setup and hot mess of a studio:
I ended up taking the dead flower arrangement larger one day and then I set up a still life ,
I move my shelving up and down - I wrote a blog for Oil Painters Of America about my studio if you're interested: : https://blog.oilpaintersofamerica.com/2020/05/making-the-most-of-your-art-studio-space/
I don't have proper photographs yet, you get the gist. The above is a 12x12
the above is a 9x12 - I have more but won't bore y'all with everything. It's a busy month!
I hope y'all are well and painting. It's late afternoon here and i need to get in my studio and get my painting done for today. It's nice to see so many people are still here and posting!
Good to see you all!!!