Saturday, 30 June 2012

Painting a Day 215

Carrying on with the theme:

Kiwi, acrylic on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Friday, 29 June 2012

Painting a Day 213, 214

Here are yesterday's and the day before's paintings.  Got a theme going here.

Corny, acrylic on canvas board, 5" x 7"

Juicy Fruit, acrylic on canvas board, 5" x 7"

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Painting a Day 212

Getting last night's painting posted earlier today.  Maybe I'll even paint early enough today to get today's posted as well!

Chrysanthemum, Of Sorts, acrylic on canvas board, 5" x 7"

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Painting a Day 211

For those people who have followed along faithfully looking for my postings throughout this chaotic time, a great big THANK YOU!  It heartens me to know that when I send out my little paintings into the great blue yonder of the w.w.w. that there are people who see and appreciate them!

Tulip Budding, acrylic on canvas board, 5" x 7"

Monday, 25 June 2012

Painting a Day 208-210

Well we had a typical busy Tan weekend, so here are the paintings from days 208 - 210.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Painting a Day 207

Well this is the first time in a while I am actually posting just one painting, and it's current.  Actually it's yesterday's and after I post it I will go and paint today's painting.  Working on getting back to normalcy.

Tree Light, acrylic on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Painting Days 200-206

So while I am trying to get back on track to paint in the morning and have the painting posted by mid-morning, it is difficult right now.  I'm finding since the move that the early morning thing is somewhat elusive unless I have an appointment that I actually need to leave the house for.  And in the midst of it I'm finding painting to be somewhat dry inspiration-wise, with only the occasional piece that I'm really happy with.  Anyway here are the last seven days of paintings (again all acrylic on canvas board) beginning with the milestone ... NUMBER 200!!!

Stormy Seas

Violet Sky


Cotton Candy Swirl

Red Line on the Horizon

Where'd the Ball Go?


Friday, 15 June 2012

A Slew of Paintings

So here goes with a massive post to get us caught up to almost present day.  Yesterday I scanned the remaining paintings of the backlog and then went a painted for the day, of course leaving one painting unscanned.  and today I did not scan yet as I have just finished painting today's painting and it still needs to dry, but I am planning to post the rest here, now, computer permitting.  I will freely admit that this next bunch contains mostly some of my not favourite work, but I've come to terms with the fact that sometimes this project is just an exercise in getting over my fear of the blank canvas, and making the attempt, even if all I gain from it is the experience of painting.  To avoid  tedious repetitive typing on my part they are all acrylic on canvas board, mostly 8" x 10".  That being said, here we go:


Rolling Clouds

Night Lightning


I said earlier, "computer permitting".  Well there was one painting that didn't make it up here because the server consistently "rejected" it.  Ah well I will try again another time when I have more energy, but on the comforting side, it really wasn't one of my favourites and I can now hide it if I choose and honestly say "Well, I tried!"

G"night all.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Paintings a Day 180-183

Flowers? I Must Need Glasses!, acrylic on canvas board, 8" x 10"

This next painting has a bit of an explanation.  When I painted this we were 5 days away from our closing date and the house was still full of stuff that we needed to sort through.  We had loaded up the vehicles and the trailer and had driven the hour to our new interim home.  We had arrived at around 10:30 pm and had them proceeded to unload both vehicles and the trailer so that we could take them back up to Alliston empty the next morning.  I was also at the beginning of a chest infection that had me feverish for a week, and hacking for the best part of two.  After we had finished unloading I said to Geof: "I have made an executive decision.  I'm just not going to paint today.  It's too much."  He looked at me knowingly and said "Are you sure?"  Because my husband knows me very well and knew that I would be most unhappy with myself come the next morning.  I waffled.  He went and got my easel for me and set it up in the kitchen, and so I filled a canvass with colour, and with my palette knife, scraped away the pertinent parts, thereby keeping my commitment.  I truly could not do this project without him.  The funny thing is that as my infection grew I felt even worse over the next few days, but still managed to keep up a painting a day.

No More Painting, acrylic on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Sleepy Eye, acrylic on canvas board, 9" x 12"

Going With the Flow, acrylic on canvas board, 9" x 12"

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Paintings a Day 177, 178, 179

These next three paintings may have been the last ones I painted in our old house, if I remember rightly.  Consequently they are slightly nostalgic for me.  We were in the thick of boxes and STUFF!

Soaring, acrylic on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Soaring II, acrylic on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Misty Morning Reeds, acrylic on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Paintings a Day 175 and 176

It's been many days since I last posted a  painting.  However I have been faithfully painting them and so I have a backlog of paintings to post.  My very wise husband recommended to me that I post a couple a day until I'm caught up because he knows I have a tendency to look at the mountain of work ahead of me and promptly throw my hands up in despair.  So here I will post two days paintings and get on a roll of being consistent again.

The move has been crazy.  We managed to get out of the house on time with it all emptied and cleaned for the new owners.  We did this ourselves with the help of friends.  By "ourselves" I mean that we did not hire anyone or rent a truck.  With our minivan, our good friends' minivan and our trailer we got everything slotted away into one of two storage units and our new temporary abode in Richmond Hill.  Through the last week of this some of the kids and I got sick.  And in the time since then, w me have had at least two kids sick at all times until today when I think it was really only one and it was the last one who had held out from the germs the longest, finally succumbing to the swirl of viral or bacterial junk around her.

Day 176, Icicles, acrylic on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Day 175, Sunrise, Nightfall, acrylic on canvas baord, 8"x10"