30 Paintings In 30 Days: Day 17

30 in 30 challenge beverly gurganus Day 17 flowers from the studio home decor oil painting oil paintings palette knife plant lovers wall art wreaths

Saturdays are pretty busy around my house.  It is the day we try to squeeze chores, errands, and family time, but I was able to get all of that done yesterday (except the family time).  My youngest child's birthday is today so I have some fun family time planned for later this evening so I was able to get into the studio early...Yay, no late night tonight!


Although my chores are complete, I still have birthday fun to prepare; therefore today's painting was sweet and simple.  Inspired by one of my fun DIY décor projects I thought I would paint one of my embroidery hoop wreaths similar to what is shown below.

I didn't paint these particular wreaths, but this gives you an idea of my inspiration.

Day 17

When I say this painting was simple I am also referring to quick.  Would you believe that I painted this entire painting while talking to my oldest daughter on the phone?  She was folding her laundry while I was painting, and we just talked about a bunch of nothing...the best conversations ever, right?!

I didn't focus as much on details for example the leaves of the eucalyptus.  They are just a simple stroke made with the point of a small palette knife.  To my detailed mind it looks rather messy, but that smudged, imperfect look is growing on me... reminds me of a chippy distressed piece of furniture that is bursting with character.

I hope you guys enjoy your weekend with your family!  

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