the last of December’s paintings

I can’t believe another year is about to end, and one begin. But here we are…waving our hands to 2013…and curious about 2014. Artfully speaking, 2013 was the biggest year of painting for me…ever. I have no idea of the actual count of paintings, but in between journal pages, postcards, canvas paintings, paper paintings, etc…there were a plethora. And I learned SO much.

Here are the last few paintings of the year…

Simplicity

Simplicity – 5 x 7 inch acrylic on Ampersand art panel.  (SOLD, thank you!)

I’ve always had an affinity for Monet’s water lilies…and I see how they are addicting to paint…there are many layers, and the combinations of colors can either work well, or be very tricky. Every time I work on one, I learn patience. And the fact that sometimes, simple IS better.

3Carnations

Three Carnations – 11 x 4 inch acrylic on heavyweight Bristol paper.  I bought a huge bunch of carnations this month, to warm up the cool days of December. But it only took three little ones, in a vase, to get me painting a simple still life. Experimenting with color combinations, and brush strokes too.

Adele

Adele – 11 x 14 inch acrylic on heavyweight Bristol paper.  I loved working with the blues and mauves in the carnation painting, and decided to work on a portrait…a face from my imagination.

These three December paintings are now available in my online shop.

For January, I will be taking part in Leslie Saeta’s 30 Paintings in 3o Days. It was a great way to start off January 2013, and I am looking forward to starting off 2014 with a painting goal. I am sure there will be water lilies, still life, portraits, and probably a few landscapes thrown in for good measure…and not just for January, but for the whole new year as well.

Thank you for spending part of your 2013 here with me. I really appreciate it. It’s been an incredible art journey so far, and I thank you for your support and friendship.

“All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.” 
~Bob Ross (the happy painter)

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