Monday, September 9, 2013

30 Painting Days in 30 Days, Painting 6

                                                           Colored Pencil, around 6.5" by 6.5"

Here's my second colored pencil painting since I had my "miracle" (read about it here, in yesterday's post).   As you can see, I'm not being very serious about the outcome, really just scribbling, reminding myself of what I can do with my pencils.  Most importantly, for me, I'm having fun with them.  It's another great solution for me for when I want to paint but am exhausted from working all day.  I find the colored pencils relaxing to use and almost meditative. 

My artist/blogging friend Cathy Engberg won an award at an outdoor art show for Outstanding Achievement.  Well-deserved, and I am so proud of her.  I hope I don't embarrass her too much by announcing it, but she really, really deserves the attention...if you have time, consider going to see her post and look at her wonderful booth.   Then click on the title of her blog so you can scroll around more of her blog to see more of her awesome art work!  Go, Cathy!  (oh, I know you artists know how to navigate around a blog, but I have people who read this blog who are not artists, and I want to make sure they don't miss anything).

For those of you who read my intro to my challenge on the first day, you can skip the rest of this post and not miss anything.  I kind of consider what is written below to be my "full disclosure" and may post it every day throughout this challenge:
 
Notice I did not say 30 Paintings in 30 Days in my Subject Line?  Most of my artist blogger friends are doing a 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.  I'm along for the ride, but my intention is to have 30 painting days in 30 days, not to complete 30 paintings in 30 days.   I would LOVE to do 30 paintings in 30 days, but I quickly figured out last time that with my schedule, I would be placing myself under far too much stress to make myself do an actual 30 paintings.  After all, I don't want to come out of the challenge hating the act of painting! 
 
Leslie Saeta is once again the initiator of the challenge, and you can follow the challenge on her blog.  Over 200 artists are participating.  So many great things happened to me the last time I joined the challenge (read about it here), that I just couldn't resist saying "YES!"  again."

9 comments:

Cathy Engberg said...

Nice job on this beautiful red tree! Amazing how real you made it look without getting into details! I just love that about your work.

Thank you for the plug! You crazy girl, you aren't supposed to blog about me! But thank you. I appreciate your support. -cathy

Meredith Adler said...

Thank you and you are welcome! You deserved to be blogged about, Cathy!

carol edan said...

Scribbling that's why pencils were made!!!! Great blending!!! Are these watercolor/or oil based pencils???
Really miss the fall..... :( but your painting picked me up!!!

Sandra Kavanaugh said...

I love this tree, what great color and I liked your miracle story, some things are just meant to be.

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Carol, they are wax-based Primacolors. Wow, you sound so excited in your comment! I think it's because you're such a good sketcher.

Sandra, thanks for your comments, too. It's really nice to have you here...

Jacklyn Karabaich said...

Glad you found your CP's! I love your thoughts about the challenge, doing 30 days of art and not necessarily, 30 paintings in 30 days!

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carol edan said...

You know that you can use a medium to wet them down,,,, turp or linseed oil and then put on new layer!!!

Meredith Adler said...

Yes, I do know about using solvents with them, just don't really want to use solvents! Dreama used a non-toxic one, Zest-it, so if I decide I need solvents, I will go for that one. Hopefully it works on the pencils.

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