Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Girl With A Snowball

Since blogging is so much more immediate and personal than maintaining a website,  I am launching this blog to journal my art this year.

I had just set myself a very realistic goal of completing 2 paintings a week in 2013, when my artist friend Leslie posted about  participating in a 30-paintings-in-30-days challenge.  I guess I am more competitive than I imagined--instantly I wanted to accept the challenge too!

Well, this challenge begins tomorrow, so I will sleep on it tonight before committing. It will be tough to accomplish a painting a day this January: I have a huge artsy upholstery project (pieced cushions for  three sofas and 30 chairs),  a book sculpture for the library fundraiser and a presentation to plan all in the next few weeks. Not to mention chores.   On the other hand, I might need a daily break from the sewing machine!

Girl With a Snowball. This is the acrylic on canvas painting I finished last week for the figure exhibit at Crossings this month, the opening is next Friday.  A bit crazy that she is wearing a union suit and barefoot with a snowball, but that just adds to her determination. The painting is 12 x 36 - I like this canvas format, filling it with a figure.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm... maybe one of those paintings will go WITH the artsy upholstery project?