Day 9 of the #30paintingsin30days – I worked a bit more on this piece and can see a few more spots to continue working on. I dug up my first clarinet and used it to help me find shapes. Usually I just use a photo if I am painting an object. It was nice to have a tangible object to work with. Nice to reconnect with my clarinet.
Day 8 in the #30paintingsin30days challenge. This is an acrylic painting on wood panel (12×12). I play clarinet and just adore all aspects of it (with the exception of the sound of an A note). It’s elegant looking (black and silver), perfectly sized and has a versatile sound (Jazz to orchestra). While I admit, it is not a “cool” instrument – doubt we’ll get a charismatic politician to play it on a late night show nor will we get a Clarence Clemons like figure to play clarinet in the rock world. I could still dream! I also kinda like it not being cool.
I titled this the “Sweet Spot” because it is focused on the lower joint. This is where you’ll find the keys for the lower register, the sweet spot of the clarinet’s sound.
Day 7 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge. This is a mixed media of domino tiles, acrylic paint and casting epoxy on wood panel. I used up my pour paint medium and wanted to try something different. We had a dominoes set at work that was missing a couple tiles and I took them (got the program new sets) with the intention of one day making some art out of them. I like their simple design.
I really like the way this came out and will need to work out a few kinks – how to set it up so that the epoxy doesn’t bleed out on the sides and having enough epoxy to fill it up to the top of the tile level. More things to research!
This is day 6 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge. I am not digging this one and debated in my head about whether or not to post it. So here goes… I do see this activity (30 in 30 challenge) as an exercise in showing a process. Not everything will be a success. I can live with that! So often, I will work on something and think I should scrap it and then a little later, it turns it into something I want to keep working on. It’s random. For this painting, I do not feel a connection to it. For me, I have to feel it! On to the next one!
Day 5 of #30paintingsin30days – Still playing with pour paint medium – using copper, brass and green hues. If you are interested in seeing the blog that is inspiring the 30 in 30 project, you can find it here – There’s a plethora of amazing artwork being posted there.
Day 4 of #30paintingsin30days – Another experiment in the use of the pour paint medium. This time, I used my gloved hand to mix things around. I like having more interaction with my painting surface.
The title of this piece is “Cuprum” – It is the Latin from which copper gets its elemental symbol “Cu”
Day 3 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge. I had some fun working with the poured paint medium and again played with the Mets colors. My aim was to go wild and let go!
Day 2 of #30paintingsin30days – more pour paint medium. More playing with my NY Mets team colors. I like how the upper right side came out. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to repeat that again!
I want to take the time to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year. I do hope that 2017 will be fulfilling. Take risks, learn from mistakes, be kind, stay present, breathe, laugh more, question authority (much needed this year), get out of my comfort zone, turn off electronic devices, accept myself, and allow more space for getting organized. These are my intentions for the coming year.
This January, I am planning on participating in the 30 in 30 project. (30 paintings in 30 days). I hope that it will kick off my art into the new year (and I will be using my above mentioned intentions often!)
This piece is part of my experimenting with poured paint medium. I opted to use colors inspired by the New York Mets – my favorite baseball team. Hoping this year will be a good one for them too!