Sunday, 16 October 2011

My work for the last 23 days

I've been working on a self set project of a painting a day. Just a little half hour work, although some of them turn into 3 hours depending on the complexity of the work! Mostly watercolour and mostly birds and a couple of landscapes with big skies at this stage. I love painting birds! Here is a selection of recent little paintings.

September Monthly Painters Challenge

Hi all, well, I found the topic "Dislike" to be a little difficult! I think we all did at first. Was going to base it on Consumerism (one of my pet dislikes) Then thought of at least a dozen other contemporary topics I could use. Made a list...discounted the list and decided to go with personal dislikes. So it ended up being my dislike of my fears...those I had in childhood that have carried through to adulthood. I am still running from them.

I wanted the sequence of images to be a little dream dreams are in Technicolor and Dolby Sound so for me this is dreamlike! The child in blue is me carrying a candle because of my fear of the dark. The collapsing staircase is my fear of heights and the very large dog with slavering jaws is my fear of very large dogs! I actually enjoyed painting it....

I dont know that painting my fears has destroyed them at all...time will tell. Enjoy <3