Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Day 2 2014 30-in-30 Cuatro

Thank goodness for the PaintMyPhoto (PMP) folks - they've come to my rescue again!  Here's Lemon, Pear and Grapes, a still life photo taken by Anna Davies (Essex, UK).  

Lovely composition - I'm trying to find multiple object / groupings to get ready for the workshop this weekend so this really fills the bill.  Quite a challenge with the red pear AND red bowl not to mention the literally BLACK  grapes, oh yeah a lemon is always a challenge, period!  I love the reflected light on the lemon next to the bowl (the little dab of red).  I hope I did it justice.  

Cuatro is the word for four in Spanish, so four items, Cuatro it is!  Guess you can tell I'm still loving the afterglow of a week in Barcelona Spain!

In keeping with the "what did I learn" concept:
 1) avoid black grapes, 
 2) PMP rocks and 
 3) Painting = Happy!

p.s. found out today that both of my previous auctions have been tagged as "One of our DPW Auction picks!" by the owners of DailyPaintworks -- wow!

Anna's awesome photo:

Enjoy, life is joy we make one moment at a time,


Monday, September 1, 2014

Day1 2014 30-in-30

OMGosh It's September already and I am nowhere on getting started for Leslie Saeta's September 30in30 challenge.  This is where you're supposed to do a painting a day and post it with the hundreds of others who have joined in.  A lot of planning needs to happen to have a chance at making it through this "boot camp."  On top of the challenge, I'm in a workshop for four days, out of town for a wedding and called for jury duty -- that's only the first half of September.  Yikes!  

Let's see, if i subtract those days and add the fact that I'm in between consulting gigs, maybe I'll get through it somehow. Hmmm . . . .  oh yeah, don't forget to subtract the enormous amount of job hunting time! 

"Trio" is of a late summer nectarine, an awesome water bottle collected in Barcelona Spain during our most fabulous summer / birthday vacation and a silver bowl from a little antique shop in Middleburg Virginia (horse riding trophy from 1953). 

click here to bid

The challenge website is here  where you can see all the artists and their daily submissions. 

Wish me luck, I'm gonna need it!