Friday, March 8, 2024

"Garden Dancer"

"Garden Dancer"

This is the March Lesson from the online course I'm taking @ Chris Brandley Art
Unlocking Color Secrets - season 2

It is an 8 x 8 acrylic on wood panel
that I painted gold.

Art is a funny thing!
This looked quite difficult and I was intimidated.
It went so well that I completed it in 1 hour!
I was pleased with it so I decided not to 
paint another session. 
I always know when to quit. 
If I don't listen to myself, I'll mess it up! :) 


Tuesday, March 5, 2024

"Crying Moon"

"Crying Moon"

This is an art challenge for March from the online  course I am taking by Chris Brandley Art.
She has a cup of dice with different words on them. She rolls 5 out and we can choose a few or all and compose and paint using the words you chose.
I love this challenge - the words I chose, 4 out of 5, were: city scape; blue; sorrow; zooming out.
My idea was to paint a blue city scape and I used the moon (crying) to emote, "sorrow." 
In case some don't get it, I painted a scene of a war-torn city with the moon overhead in a very sad state. 

This is a 10 x 10 acrylic on studio canvas.

I'm getting feedback letting me know what people are "feeling" when they see it.  The moon tells a story in itself. That's what art is all about - to make you "feel something" as does music. 
I feel I "did my job" and reached some viewers.

This month's lesson is next...I did the challenge first because the frilly flower looks difficult to me! 
Now I have the rest of the month to get it done. :) 


Wednesday, February 14, 2024

"Cuppa Cappuccino"


"Cuppa Cappuccino"
This is my version of February's lesson
@ChrisBrandleyArt online course,
"Unlocking Color Secrets Season 2"

(This is an 8 x 8 acrylic on wood panel)

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

"First Impressions"

"First Impressions"
The first lesson from ChrisBrandleyArt
online course:
Unlocking Color Secrets Season 2
8 x 8 acrylic on wood panel

The top photo I thought was too light
so I'm posting one that came out
more in the true colors.


Monday, December 11, 2023

"Merry & Bright"

"Merry & Bright"

6 x 8 acrylic on wood panel
My version of December's lesson
ChrisBrandleyArt online course
"Unlocking Color Secrets"


Sunday, November 12, 2023

Provence Pink Roses

"Provence Pink Roses"
11 x 14 acrylic on wood panel
(done with palette knife)
@ChrisBrandleyArt online course
"Unlocking Color Secrets"


Sunday, October 15, 2023

Italian Dressing

"Italian Dressing"

My version of October's lesson from the online course, "Unlocking Color Secrets"
8 x 8 acrylic on wood panel.