Wednesday, January 1, 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days - "Gifted"

Acrylic, 8x10"



Please allow me to be the last to wish you a Happy Holiday Season!  Yes, I just finished my holiday painting...what can I say?  I have just begun the adventure of a 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge sponsored by radio host/artist/art marketer extraodinaire, Leslie Saeta.  Over 300 artists are participating, and you can follow along at the challenge here.  So many paintings to enjoy, so little time!

Those of you who know me and have followed my blog for awhile know I have no delusions that I will actually complete 30 paintings, but I am along for the ride!  It's going to be a great way to start the New Year and to get back into a joyful painting habit after being so busy with holidays and setting up my space at the Woolworth Walk gallery.  Leslie suggests we set a theme.  I haven't really settled on a theme, but I do have some paintings in mind I want to work on and a personal challenge to myself to complete some as yet unfinished paintings.  So, I am extremely happy to have finished "Gifted" above.

"Gifted" is kind of like an Escher drawing--the pieces are never really going to come together, so you probably don't want to bother trying to figure it out...

Thank you, dear Watchers, for being among the top most important things in my 2013.  I am SO glad to have connected with you all through the wonderful world of art blogging, and I look forward to getting to know you even better and seeing all the works you create this year (those of you who are artists, too).  I know I am "Gifted" to have you in my life...

May your days be Merry and Bright, and May you Always Choose Opaque Ribbons to Paint (rather than the one above which was mostly transparent)!

Here's to enjoying a fabulous 2014 together!


                                                                     

18 comments:

Sharon L. Graves said...

love this Meredith. The color is wonderful and you did an excellent job with the transparency of it. Glad to see you're in.

Cathy Engberg said...

I love reading your posts! Happy New Year to you! I love your "Gifted" painting. A really nice job on such a challenging subject. Such a great color in the packaging. I can't stop looking at it!

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Sharon and Cathy! I am really excited for the New Year and all we will learn together. I am so happy you guys "stopped by." Can't wait to see what you create, not just this month, but all year round. Happy Challenge and Happy Blogging, everyone...

Sandra Kavanaugh said...

Hi Meredith, I love your transparent ribbons - opaque would have been easy- better to go with the challenge!

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Sandra, for putting it into perspective for me...!

P Vincent said...

Great ribbon! I was excited to see your painting in the challenge and will look for your next 29.

carol edan said...

What a wonderful painting for the New Year.... Pinned it... now to figure how to get that widget on my blog...

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks Patti and Carol! Looking forward to seeing what you guys do, too...

Cindy D. said...

What a fun and festive package! And congratulations on your gallery news, that's terrific!

ME said...

So nice to see you back and with another beautiful painting. I too love the transparent ribbon. Happy New Year!
Love,
ME

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Cindy!

Meredith Adler said...

Happy New Year to you, too, Mom! Thanks!

Jerry Stocks said...

Love the subject matter of your painting(I'm especially fond of Christmas package paintings) and am especially thrilled with the way you handled your brush strokes. Great painting!!! Enjoy the challenge.

Mary M. said...

Nice, Meredith! have fun with the "One a Day" challenge! and Happy New Year! xoxo, mm

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Jerry and Mary!! Happy New Year...

Bhavani said...

Hi there Meredith. Glad to see you doing Leslie's challenge. I have signed up for it too. I looks forward to seeing your paintings this month :)

Bhavani said...

oh and btw.. this is a lovely paintings.

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Bhavani!

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