Saturday, January 31, 2015

30* Paintings in 30 Days



Day 31— It's interesting to see these all together and realize I lean toward a cool palette
and those who know me are not surprised by the heavy use of purple.

What I  learned:

I like to paint fish, teacups, bunnies and cows. Paint what you love or you won't love to paint.
Retro kitchen equipment is a challenge and rewarding.
This was my first bouquet of flowers.
Experiment with different supports (surfaces).
The exposure brings surprising connections: new friends and old family.
Never post a negative comment about your own work.

* There are only 29 paintings here, one just didn't work.



12 comments:

  1. I suspect you are like me and a variety of subjects is what makes painting fun and interesting. It is a really lovely body of work. It was nice discovering your art.

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    1. April I was just looking at your collage. I am slowly going through them, with a pot of tea (no fish)! I never know if people see when I respond to their comments. Can you let me know if you see this? I know you have made a few comments about my work and I try to thank people.

      I also just found a cool chart — Look at Michele Clamps collage post it's in there.

      Now on to the bigger work.... Be well, Cristine

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  2. Gorgeous work! Isn't it nice seeing them all together? Your colors just glow! Do you do a lot of layering to get that effect?

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  3. Congratulations on completing the challenge, it has been wonderful to see your work!

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    1. Thank you, and fun to see yours as well.

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  4. It is SO much fun to see all these paintings together! I love your teacups!

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    1. Thank you Ginny. I was able to have tea in each cup after I painted them. Now they will be returned to various girlfriends.

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  5. Cris - Your paintings are great! You have such a nice variety of subjects. I LOVE the teacups! I have a huge collection of my grandmother's teacups but never thought to paint them. Nice job!

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    1. Barbara— get out grandma's teacups!

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  6. Hi Cris, I love seeing all of these paintings together. Your wonderful style and color leanings engage and delight the eyes! I hope we meet again in the not too distant future.
    Susan

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    1. Thanks Susan. I am glad the challenge is over, but I feel almost "gun-shy" doing something large and hopefully jury worthy.

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  7. Great insights - your teacups are so perfectly oblique - and I agree with you on the negative comment on your own work, never! I think your 30 (29) collage shows masterful color mixing and tone. Great fun to look at! Congratulations!

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