Thursday, August 4, 2011

Day 3- A painting a day for August

 Hello! I didn't realize how busy this month was going to be until after starting this challenge of doing a painting every single day for the month of August. :) I am doing a group art show in September called 88 Strong at the Goodfoot .  September- I said the S-word! It's a sign  summer is coming close to being over. :( I am going to be doing 8 pieces for the show and I am going to pick scenes form Portland.  There are small pieces so they fit perfectly in the month long paint-a-thon of a painting a day.
This is a painting of the Portland Rose Garden and I wanted to do something with realism and classic landscape techniques but with the abstract shapes.  I really wanted clean bursts of color but more square bursts of color like a  digital burst of color. I sound so artsy! lol :)
My hubs as you know is a big computer geek and he makes i-phone applications.   I do all the accounting work for the computer starts up which gives me the time I need to paint. Well my husband i-phone game Ramps right now FREE on the app store- it's to celebrate their 1 year anniversary. :) If you download it let me know what you think. Happy Thursday!

20 comments:

Katie said...

So cute, you are doing so well with this challenge, I'm in awe! I wish I had an iPhone so I could download, bummer.

Collins said...

I wish more than anything that we had instagram on droids! As always....love your painting. :)

Equalz said...

thats a wonderful challenge, maybe ill start atleast doing one drawing a day. Cant wait to see your paintings progress this month

dana @ wonder forest said...

lovely painting! i don't think i could stick with such a daily task!!
xox dana
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debbiecutieface said...

beautiful painting, as usual!

Sasheen Williams said...

I love the burst of colors. I love how you are challenging yourself to paint daily..That rocks!

marjorie rose said...

Love the thick chunks of colors in your day 3 painting.. wow, you're doing really well! You're going to have quite the collection after this.. It's very inspiring!

Ta said...

Awesome! Great painting!
@ Collins - I wish the same

Diego Sousa said...

beautiful painting, nice balance in the background :)

Inessa said...

that's quite a project and it looks like you are doing quite well. good luck with getting prepared for the group show and enjoy what remains of the summer.

Kelsey Cole said...

I love your paintings:) the more I see pictures and paintings of oregon, the more I want to go visit there someday!

The Dainty Doll's House said...

Wonderful painting!! Love the colours!! Hope you have a great weekend x

Inverse said...

Nice work. Don't know if you aimed for that but I personally like the interaction between the background and the foreground. The background is definitely the star here.

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Danielle said...

I love this painting - the colors are perfect! I am eying your typewriter too - it's exactly what I want :)

onelonelyapricot said...

A painting a day is a great idea. I need to set a similar goal for myself! I just finished summer school and now I feel so wiped out, but I want to use the rest of my summer to produce a lot of art. Just need to work up the motivation! Thanks for being an inspiration. :)

Mandy Crandell said...

So pretty!

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sherri lynn said...

I love this challenge!! I really like these flowers. And you do sound so artistic! :)

Andrea@Fancy That! said...

I want this painting!!! LOVE it.

Victoria said...

Absolutely lovely painting, what a fun challenge you are doing!