Sunday, September 8, 2013

30 Painting Days in 30 Days - Painting 5

                                                                               Colored Pencil,  5.5x3.5"

Miraculous things happen to me when I do the 30 in 30 Challenge.  Remember all the great things that happened to me last January during the first challenge?  Well, this time, it's sort of a different but equally wonderful miracle.  

My first love in art was colored pencil.   A few years ago, I was packing for a trip and decided to pack away two colored pencil landscapes and a half-completed cat.  I decided I didn't have room for them on the trip, put them away, and haven't seen them since.  I have searched my home and studio intensely for them on several occasions throughout the years, and even asked my mother to check her guest room one time in case I had actually brought them and left them there.  A few days ago, I was home and looked down and there it was, out in the open--a black zip-up pouch.  I picked it up and felt that it had something hard inside and KNEW what it was--the backing boards to my CP paintings I have been missing all this time!

Just try telling me this is a coincidence!  I think this is a whisper that it is time for me to revisit my first love.  So...I did the above colored pencil painting that day and then another one last night--which I will show in a different post.   And I'll show the missing ones sometime too...but...off to paint!

Goodnight everyone and hoping all fellow artists are still having fun with this challenge...

11 comments:

Sharon Hodges said...

Meredith,
Had to check out your blog, too! Love your comment about 30 paintings DAYS in 30 days....THAT is my attitude, too! Yahoo...I really can't paint tiny little paintings, and even tho I paint fast, I doubt that i will get 30 done! Love your pink flower in the window. Beautiful and crisp!
Shaorn Hodges

Brenda Kay said...

Love this painting, and LOVE the title of your blog! Sounds like you are enjoying the challenge like I am! Have fun with your next painting.

Meredith Adler said...

Sharon, thanks for stopping by, and it's really nice to have someone else sharing my attitude toward daily painting. I really appreciate your compliments, too.

Brenda, thank you, too, for being here and for your nice compliments. I tried to go to your blog, too, but cannot find it, can only find your google plus, which won't let me see your stuff. Would love to find you!

Cathy Engberg said...

very cool! I haven't used CP since I was a kid. I used to love to draw with them and I had a huge collection of venus CP that are long gone. I can't wait to see more!

Meredith Adler said...

Yay, Cathy's back from doing an art show this weekend! Glad to see you again, Cathy. Fun that you used the CP's, too!

Terri Buchholz said...

Isn't that fun to come across old treasures? Colored pencils were my medium of choice for years but at this stage they're too labor intensive for me! Glad you're enjoying your reunion! I'm looking forward to seeing what's next!

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Terri, I remember you said you used to use CP, would love to see some of your old work...

carol edan said...


Really love this... wonderful what colored pencils can do!!!! that orange tingles with the purple hues!!!! Keep going gal!!!

Meredith Adler said...

Oh, Carol, this is so much fun seeing you so excited about the CP stuff. You are definitely inspiring me to keep at it.

carol edan said...

You seem to be much freer with the pencils... like --- its just a little sketch/study...don't forget little studies make bigger paintings.....have to keep my pencils closer...

Meredith Adler said...

Carol, I really like how you put it: Little studies make bigger paintings. I want to try the pencils plein air and then do paintings with my Liquitex, using the CP's as studies.

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