Thursday, January 21, 2016

30 in 30 challenge day 21

Softly Into Spring - oil on wood - 8 x 8 inch
There's no obvious sunshine in this oil sketch, but the arrangement of organic shapes attracted me to give it a whirl. The Sunny Ways theme is carried in the feeling of hope and promise that thinking about spring always makes me feel. Selected from my resource photos that I took at the Ottawa Tulip Festival.  As I was working on only a small 8x8 it wasn't possible to focus on the flowers themselves, but rather an the overall design and atmosphere. 
Keeping up with the 30 in 30 challenge has proved difficult for me with time away from home this month. However, even if I cant do the lot, I'm feeling good that at least I've cracked on and pushed myself to paint small and often at the times when I can.  This painting is for day 21 of the challenge, but for me it is actually only my 16th little painting in the group. 

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  1. This is gorgeous Sally! The title suits it perfectly. I think it's great how you've stuck with the challenge when you've had so much on.

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    1. Hi Wendy,
      thanks! yes I'm sticking with it when I can, and when I cant, I'm not bothered.

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  2. So beautiful. Do the tulips really grow on both sides of the canal. (I should know I grew up there, but forget). I love how you chose design over specifics. So gorgeous.

    XOXOXOXOXOXOXO (Can you imagine Vermeer worrying about how many paintings he did in a challenge? I say relax you are an amazing painter.)

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    1. hi Barbara,
      thank you...no you're right the tulips dont grow on both sides of the canal, but i felt like it needed a bit of pink on the other side to balance the design. It could really be anywhere that has tulips in the spring...where it is wasn't really important to me, i just used that photo as reference. and yes you're right I am relaxing about the challenge, I do what I can, and it's enough. thanks for your encouragement.

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  3. This is so lovely. Warmth and sunshine. Love the brush strokes!!!

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  4. What a lovely and soothing color, makes you happy to look at it !

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  5. thanks Jane, I'm glad you get that feeling about the colours.

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